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The Gleaner sweeps a category at QCNA awards

The Gleaner brought home a total of nine awards (including a clean sweep of the Best French Language News Story category) at the 43rd Annual Better Newspapers Competition held by the Quebec Community Newspapers Association this spring. The short list was announced in March, and members of the Gleaner team attended the awards gala at which the winners were announced on June 16:

Best Community Newspaper Promotion – 3rd place
The Gleaner’s Summer Sampler
The Gleaner Team, initiative led by Lorelei Muller

Best Ad – 2nd place

New Frontiers School Board ad
June 29, 2022
Chantal Hortop

Best Feature Story – 2nd place

There’s no one ‘right’ way to be trans (June 15, 2022) Callan Forrester


Sarah Rennies photo of crews fighting the fire at the OConnor building in Huntingdon took first place in the Best News Photo Category at the QCNAs 2023 Better Newspapers Competition PHOTO Sarah Rennie


Best Arts and Entertainment Story – 2nd place

Christopher Pennington navigates the music scene in a tech-driven world (February 9, 2022) Callan Forrester

Best French Language News Story – 1st place
Sarah Booth enquête à Three Pines (November 16, 2022)
Abel Dif

Best French Language News Story – 2nd place
L’église Saint-Antoine : vendre ou ne pas vendre? (December 14, 2022)
Marie Nirva Louis

Best French Language News Story – 3rd place
Rétribution des fermes québecoises en agroenvironnement: une première au Canada (February 23, 2022)
Ian Ward

Best Editorial Cartoon – 2nd place
Le prix de l’épicerie continue de grimper (November 2, 2022)
Eric Serre

Best News Photo – 1st place
Fire at the O’Connor Building (May 5, 2022)
Sarah Rennie

In addition to those named for awards, The Gleaner would like to salute its entire team, who, directly or indirectly, allow us to continue producing this award-winning work – we appreciate everything you do!

For more details on The Gleaner’s winning entries, please visit

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