News nets six first place national newspaper awards

The Yukon News has won 10 awards this year from the Canadian Community Newspaper Association, including six first-place prizes. Joel Krahn netted two awards for his photography.

The Yukon News has won 10 awards this year from the Canadian Community Newspaper Association, including six first-place prizes.

Joel Krahn netted two awards for his photography.

Krahn won the top prize for best sports photo for his well-timed picture of Emily King’s one-foot high kick at the Yukon Arctic Sports championships.

He also won second prize for best photo essay for his series on the Ha Kus Teyea Celebration in Teslin last summer. First place in that category went to contributor Peter Mather for his photo essay on the Inuvialuit traditional summer gathering place at Shingle Point.

Maura Forrest took first place for best feature series for her in-depth look at transgender rights in the territory.

John Thompson’s take on an activist caught destroying Ryan Leef’s election signs won the top prize for best local editorial.

Wyatt Tremblay received the top prize for best local cartoon for his view of the squabble over snowmobiles on the Rotary Centennial Bridge in Whitehorse.

Jacqueline Ronson, who left the News last June to pursue a freelance science writing career on Vancouver Island, won a second-place prize in the best feature category for her story on snowshoe builders in Teslin.

Ronson also won third place in the business writing category for her story on Yukon Zinc’s temporary closure of its Wolverine mine last January.

The newspaper also received a first-place win for best coverage of the arts. That included a story from Ashley Joannou about the Yukon Arts Centre’s aging sound system, Joel Krahn’s photo page of the William Graham gathering in Whitehorse, Keith Halliday’s review of a Shakespeare play and Maura Forrest’s story on an arts exhibit on hunting.

As well, Tom Patrick garnered a third-place prize for best sports coverage.

Contact Myles Dolphin at

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