Steve Bonspiel received national recognition with two nominations with the Canadian Association of Journalists for his articles “The Classroom in Crisis” and “Does the Punishment fit the Crime?
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M also won three awards at the Quebec Community Newspaper awards gala on a cruise boat in the old Port of Montreal.
The paper took home third place for Best Feature Page for a story that featured homelessness in Montreal.
Steve Bonspiel rounded out the other two awards, picking up second place in both the Best Investigative Story and Best Municipal/Civic Affairs Story.
The awards come on the heels of the Canadian Community Newspaper Association’s gala where the Nation also picked up three awards.
Steve Bonspiel’s “The Classroom in Crisis” picked up third place in the Outstanding Reporter Initiative in the prestigious competition that pits community newspaper writers across the country against each other.
He also picked up third place for “Does the Punishment fit the Crime?” in the Best feature Story category.
His editorial on AIDS and the implications the Cree communities face because of the debilitating disease won second for Best National Editorial.