The Minden Times and Haliburton County Echo are finalists for several Better Newspaper Competition awards this year.
On Monday, Feb. 14, the Ontario Community Newspaper Association released its list of nominees for the annual provincial newspaper awards competition that recognizes “outstanding work,” with the Minden Times up for three honours.
The Times is a top-three finalist in the editorial writing category for an opinion piece by former editor Chad Ingram; for best feature photo by Darren Lum, and Kim Wark has been nominated for Cartoonist of the Year in the competition for her Kwarky series.
The Haliburton County Echo, the Times’s sister paper, was nominated for five awards, including general excellence award in its circulation category. Sue Tiffin is nominated for three writing awards in the feature writing, health and wellness, and heritage categories. The Echo and Times’s humour columnist, Steve Galea, has been nominated for Humour Columnist of the Year in the competition.
First, second and third place will be announced during a virtual presentation held Friday, April 29.