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News/North earns 10 award nominations

Northern News Services

Yellowknife (Mar 07/05) - News/North is in the race for newspaper awards in Ontario.

With Northern News services Ltd.'s advertising department nominated in five categories, Nunavut News/North and NWT News/North earned a combined 10 top-three finishes in the 2004 Better

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Canarctic Graphics press operator Ed Kaminski shows off a copy of NWT News/North. The newspaper is up for several Ontario Community Newspapers Association Awards.

Newspapers Awards presented by the Ontario Community Newspapers Association.

NWT News/North is among the top three for best local retail ad layout, use of spot colour, and in-house promotion. Nunavut News/North is among the top three for use of spot colour and use of process colour.

Overall, NWT News/North is among the top three in its circulation class for General Excellence, which judges the overall newspaper content, including news and sports coverage, photography, design, typography, quality of advertising and classified pages.

Among premier categories, both NWT and Nunavut News/North finished in the top three for Cartoon of the Year. Norm Muffitt draws cartoons for both newspapers.

NWT News/North was also nominated for Best News Story with Jack Danylchuk's reporting on former cabinet minister Roger Allen's contentious residency in Grimshaw Alberta.

News/North Business Writer Stephan Burnett has been nominated for a feature on the NWT Business Development Corporation in the Best Business and Finance story category.

The awards will be presented April 9 in Toronto. Ontario Community Newspapers Association is an industry association representing more than 270 newspapers in Ontario, Nunavut and the NWT.

Nunavut News/North and NWT News/North are published by Northern News Services Ltd.