Fire Prevention Week
|The annual Fire Prevention week awards were made at the Coast Plaza Hotel on Saturday night, January 27, 2007 where The Provost News won the plaque for its entry that featured a story about volunteer fire chief Wilf Nett serving 50 years, another front page story about a family losing their home to fire, while inside was a section devoted to local firefighters, tips, stories and messages supported by local sponsors. The section ran October 11, 2006 and won in the circulation category of 2,000 4,999.
Click here for a PDF of a sample of the award-winning stories.
Click here for a PDF of the front page of the Fire Prevention Week section.
The fire prevention awards that came with a plaque and $200 were announced by fire safety programs officer, Te-Jay Thompson on behalf of Alberta Municipal Affairs and housing. The News also won the first place award in 1999. Thompson said the winning entry was “Very good with lots of information, great local focus, and not overwhelmed by ads.”
There are 113 member AWNA newspapers across Alberta and the NWT.
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