YORKTON – Yorkton This Week was recently awarded two top prizes in the 2023 Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association Better Newspaper Competition.
In Class B, YTW was awarded first place for ‘Best Front Page’ then added the plaque for Best Overall Newspaper in the same division.
“It is always gratifying when you are recognized for your efforts,” said YTW editor Calvin Daniels.
Daniels said the awards are reflective of a community where there are always interesting stories to be told.
“When the public lets us know, we try to be there to cover what’s happening,” he said. “It’s our job as a community newspaper and we work hard at fulfilling our role as chroniclers of what happens in Yorkton.”
The awards of course are also very much a team effort.
“I'm very proud of the entire team here at Yorkton This Week and it is great to be recognized for the efforts of putting out a quality paper every week. We could not do it without the efforts of our editorial team Calvin Daniels and Tyson Off as well as all of our contributors including Kathleen Gibson and Debbie Hayward, our sales team Julianne Thom and Casey Shields-Graf, our pre-press team of Kristin Jordens, Diane Miller and Wayne Remanda and our mail room team of Darcy Burkart, Ernie Forjan, Barb Isaac, John Keller, Len Loster and Sheila Williams. Special thanks to all of our carriers that get our product to you each week in all types of weather,” said manager John Bauman.