## ## North Shore News named Canada’s top community newspaper
The North Shore News earned hardware in the history and business categories. Journalist Maria Spitale Leisk struck silver for her chronicle of personal struggles, changing times and ginger beef at the Capilano Heights Chinese Restaurant. Reporter Brent Richter won bronze for Best Business Writing for an article delving into the impact of transportation problems on the local economy.
Photographer Cindy Goodman earned gold for Best Feature Photo for her portrait of a boy between bites at a pie eating contest. Fellow shutterbug Mike Wakefield was awarded bronze for Best Spot News Photo Coverage for his shot of a longline rescue on Grouse Mountain.
The North Shore News also took home gold for Best Coverage of the Arts for a collection of pieces including an account of a Joe Cocker tour, a look at a budding cartoonist taking a lesson from legendary doodler Lynn Johnston, an interview with musician Art Bergmann and a look at Egyptian heavy metal band Massive Scar Era.