The Nation took home three awards at the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards this year. The announcement was made on March 12. The awards are to be handed out in Winnipeg on May 11.

This year’s showing is a slight improvement over last year, when Neil Diamond and the duo of Will Nicholls and Lyle Stewart took home a total of two awards for Best Columnist and Best Environmental Story, in the country-wide competition that pits the best community newspaper or magazine writers against each other. Listed below are the awards won.

Steve Bonspiel 2nd place for Best National Editorial (Ads: Infecting our people at an alarming rate)

Steve Bonspiel 3rd place for Best Feature (Does the Punishment fit the Crime?)

Steve Bonspiel 3rd place for Outstanding Reporter Initiative (Classroom in Crisis)