The Nation took home seven awards at the 24th annual Quebec Community Newspaper Awards held May 14 at McGill’s Macdonald campus in Ste. Anne-de-Bellevue.

These awards recognize the best individual writing and photographic entries for the year 2003. In all, there are 32 newspapers from across Quebec that compete in 35 different categories.

We’d like to congratulate the following people who brought home a QCNA award:

Christina Groom:

Salesperson of the Year

Will Nicholls:

2nd place for Best Investigative/ In-depth Story

The Nation:

2nd place for Best Ad

Steve Bonspiel:

2nd place for Best Business Story

3rd place for Best Community Health Story

Danielle Valade:

3rd place for Best Feature Story

3rd place for Best Photo Essay

We wouldn’t have been able to do it without the support of the people of Eeyou Istchee and for that, we thank you!