Nancy Greene winning her Olympic gold medal put the region on the national map in 1968. And the skier nicknamed “The Little Tiger” has done it again.
The Trail Times earned a honourable mention for its 1968 front page chronicling Greene’s win in Newspapers Canada’s Front Pages competition.
A panel of judges selected the finalists for each category ranging from Canada at War to Canadian Politics to Canada on the International Stage.
“It was a panel of expert judges who determined the finalists and then the Canadian public who voted and determined the winners,” explained Taylor Korman, awards coordinator for Newspapers Canada.
Topping the list for Canadian sports was Nova Scotia’s Kings County Register’s 2012 front page on Acadia’s win at the Atlantic University basketball championships.
Second place went to the Calgary Herald for its front page on the 1988 Winter Olympics. The Herald also took third with a front page on Canada’s hockey win at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in 2002.
The Globe and Mail took first in the Canada at War category with its from Victory Day edition on May 8, 1945.
The Calgary Herald’s front page celebrating 100 years of the Calgary Stampede in 2012 was tops in Canadian Arts, Culture and Entertainment.
The Calgary Herald won in Canadian Science and Technology for a front page report on the vanishing grain elevators in Western Canada.
The Calgary Herald completed the hat trick with first place in the Canada on the International Stage with its Olympic Games’ preview front page in 1988.
The Hamilton Spectator’s 2005 front page on a firefighter garnered top spot in Canadian Communities.
The Globe and Mail’s 2005 front page saluting fallen RCMP officers who were gunned down in Mayerthorpe, Alta., was voted the best in the Canadian Heroes category.
The top Canadian Politics story was The Globe’s July 1, 1867 announcing Canada’s Confederation Day.
To view the top front pages go to www.frontpages.ca