Parksville Qualicum Beach News earns national recognition

The NEWS placed third in the country in its circulation category for Best Overall Newspaper

  • Mar. 31, 2015 5:00 p.m.

The Parksville Qualicum Beach News has once again been recognized by its peers in the category of general excellence, this time on a national level.

The NEWS placed third in its circulation category for Best Overall Newspaper, part of the 2015 Canadian Community Newspaper Association (CCNA) awards announced Friday. Two Alberta publications, The Okotoks Western Wheel and the Fast Forward Weekly (Calgary) finished one-two in The NEWS’ circulation category (12,500 to 24,999).

The only other paper on Vancouver Island to make the top three of its circulation category for Best Overall Newspaper was The NEWS’ sister paper, The Alberni Valley News, which was second in its category (6,500 to 12,499).

The CCNA recognition follows the B.C.-Yukon Newspaper Association announcement last month that The NEWS was one of three finalists in its circulation category for general excellence. Those awards will be handed out in Richmond on April 25.

— NEWS Staff

Just Posted

Parksville senior donates money from condo sale to Brazil for school

Giancarlo Chitto donates close to $435,000 to help build educational facility

Heat warning issued for Vancouver Island

Temperatures expected to cool down later this week

Town of Qualicum Beach to sell more than $5M in real estate

Sales to pay for recent real estate purchases, including St. Andrews Lodge

U19B Rage play with heart at provincials

Parksville girls finish fourth despite giving up only four runs in five games

VIDEO: Top winners announced for sand sculpting competition

See the sculptures as they progress through the competition at Parksville Community Park

Short trip to car-free Sidney Spit offers camping, beaches, hikes

Sidney Spit is part of B.C.’s Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, a protected marine ecosystem

Riptide, CVUSC paved the way for varsity soccer players

Chloe Gummer has become a leader at VIU

B.C. woman disappointed after family asked for ID at townhouse complex pool

Surrey woman says it’s not the first time she has experienced racial profiling at the complex

Park pipeline protesters say arrest is a ‘declaration of war’

Group behind North Thompson River Provincial Park occupation protest says arrest is ‘declaration of war’

A day of deals at Amazon, and at its rivals

Online retail giant extends annual ‘Prime Day’ promotion to 36 hours

Alert B.C. campers raise alarm and avert potential propane disaster

Salmon Arm camper lodges a complaint with Technical Safety BC after motorhome tank is over-filled.

Non-union construction industry fears exclusion in B.C.

Premier John Horgan announces new Crown corporation for public works

UPDATED: Putin says he wanted Trump to win in 2016, didn’t interfere

The two leaders arrived Monday at Helsinki’s presidential palace for a long-awaited summit

Most Read