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Macleod Gazette named best paper of its size in Canada

The Macleod Gazette was judged the best newspaper in Canada in its circulation category.
The Gazette won four awards in the competition organized by the Canadian Community Newspapers Association.

“This is a solid, solid newspaper,” judge Keith McNeill wrote of the Gazette. “It is obviously a work of love. The people involved here love the work they do and the community they live in.”

The Gazette earned 104 out of a possible 120 points awarded in the competition among papers that circulate 1,250 to 1,999 copies.
The Valley Echo from Invermere, B.C. placed second with 98.75 points.
Third place for best all-around went to the High Prairie South Peace News with 97.50 points.
The Macleod Gazette also placed first for best editorial page, with The Valley Echo placing second and The Labradorian from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland placing third.
The Gazette completed its sweep of the general excellence awards in its category with a first place finish for best front page, followed by South Peace News and The Valley Echo.
The Macleod Gazette also picked up a second place award for best Web site among papers with a print circulation up to 3,999 copies.

“The articles, videos and photos on The Macleod Gazette are some of the best I have seen from a newspaper of its size,” judge Dave Patterson wrote. “Load times and visual quality on the site was terrific.”

First place in the category went to The Chief from Squamish, B.C. and second place went to Temiskaming Speaker from New Liskeard, Ont.
Other best all-around newspapers in their circulation categories were the North Thompson Times from Clearwater, B.C.; the Jasper Fitzhugh; Rocky Mountain House Mountaineer; Nunavut News/North; The Yukon News; St. Albert Gazette; and Kamloops This Week.

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