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Reminder earns two wins, eight podiums in Sask. newspaper awards

The Reminder has received several provincial honours for Saskatchewan newspapers.
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The Reminder has received several provincial honours for Saskatchewan newspapers.

The paper received eight top-three honours, including two first-places, in the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association (SWNA) Better Newspapers Competition (BNC) Awards earlier this month.

The Reminder received the honour of first place in the Best Front Page category in its circulation class, as well as second place in circulation class in both Best Editorial Page and Best Overall Paper.

The Reminder also received first place in the Salute to Veterans category for its Nov. 8 Remembrance Day edition, written by Morley G. Naylor, edited by Eric Westhaver and laid out by Tracy Trydal.

Along with the pair of category wins and pair of circulation class second-place, Westhaver earned four other podium finishes in various categories, including two second places. Westhaver received a second-place honour in the Best Hard News Photo category for a photo of an RCMP officer marching along with a group of children during a National Indigenous People’s Day event. Westhaver also earned second-place in the Best Habitat Conservation Writing category for a story about a series of tours being conducted at the former site of Beaver City, the first mining community to be built in the area in the early 20th century - the story was published in the August 16 issue.

Along with those second-place finishes, Westhaver also came third in two other categories. One honour came in the Best Feature Story category, which was received for a story in the paper’s July 5 issue. The group’s eighth and final honour was in the Editorial Writing Excellence category, where Westhaver’s recurring In Our Words column received the honour.

The Reminder was nominated in three categories in last year’s SWNA BNC awards.

The Reminder thanks the SWNA, its members and the competition’s judges for their consideration. We also would like to thank our readers and community for their continued support and the people we speak with each week for the privilege and honour of sharing their stories with the world at large.

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