North Grenville Times wins newspaper and website awards


Sometimes you can toot your own horn. North Grenville can be proud to have an award winning, independently owned newspaper in its community. Especially now that the winners of the Ontario Community Newspaper Association’s (OCNA) competition have been announced. The winners of the Better Newspaper Competition were recently announced and The North Grenville Times placed in the top 3 of two separate award categories.

In the award category for best Heritage newspaper article, The North Grenville Times placed second. The award was sponsored by The Fort Frances Times. The award was for an August 2020 article written by Dr. David Shanahan, about the attempts to restore a workers’ memorial from Deeks quarry on Scotch Line Road. The memorial was built to commemorate workers who died at the quarry.

In the category for the best Community Website or WebPortal, for newspapers with a circulation under 9,9999, The North Grenville Times placed third. Christine Boyer is the Web Administrator for the award winning digital presence of The North Grenville Times.

The winners in these categories are as follows:
Sponsored by: Fort Frances Times 1st place: Haliburton County Echo – Jenn Watt
2nd place: Kemptville, North Grenville Times – David Shanahan
3rd place: Etobicoke Guardian – Justin Greaves & Megan DeLaire
Best Community Website/WebPortal, circ. under 9,999
1st place: Burks Falls Almaguin News –
2nd place: Parry Sound North Star –
3rd place: Kemptville, North Grenville Times –


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