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The Express wins big at Better Newspaper Awards

Oshawa’s community newspaper walked away from the annual Ontario Community Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Competition with a full pair of hands.

The yearly competition was held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Vaughan on Friday, April 5.

The Express  was nominated in three categories, bringing home two first place awards and one second place.

The feature “The Cost of Ethanol” which ran in the Nov. 29, 2017 edition of the Express, captured the Environment Ontario Award.

The story looked at the chain of events leading to the Oshawa Port Authority being on the hook for a $4.1 million arbitration award over the failed ethanol plant.

“Modern-Day Slavery”, a four-part expose into human trafficking in Durham Region was tops in the Best Feature/News Story for a circulation over 10,000.

The in-depth piece ran in the Express through September 2018.

The Express also took home second for In House Promotion for a promotional video which airs at Landmark Cinemas. The video was created by graphic designer Courtney Bachar in September 2018.