The Goldstream News Gazette is officially among the best in Canada.
The Gazette earned a blue ribbon from the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards as one of the best newspapers in Canada in our circulation category.
The annual awards feature 33 categories honouring outstanding editorial, photography, multimedia and overall excellence in community newspaper publishing.
Peninsula News Review and Saanich News were also awarded blue ribbons.
A number of other recognizable bylines among Victoria’s Black Press community newspapers also appeared at the national awards.
Arnold Lim earned first in feature photography for the Peninsula News Review; Tim Collins with Oak Bay News placed second in news; Mary Ellen Green of Monday Magazine earned a third in feature writing; in business writing Roszan Holmen earned second place for Victoria News and third went to Dani Pope with Monday Magazine.
Monday finished second in coverage of the arts; Saanich News earned third place for sports coverage and Sooke News Mirror was second in headline writing.
The 2013 competition saw more than 2,000 entries.