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National Newspaper Award Winners 2005
* For the fourth year in a row, a page designer from La Presse
has won the Presentation category. The award in 2005 went to Catherine
Bernard, her first.
* Frank Gunn of The Canadian Press won his third NNA for photography
and second in a row.
* Larry MacDougal of The Canadian Press is now a four-time NNA
winner for photography
* Iain Hunter of the Victoria Times Colonist has won for a second
straight year in Editorial Writing.
* The Hamilton Spectator has won in Investigations for the second
* Doug Saunders of The Globe and Mail has won his fourth NNA, this
time for Columns.
* Cartoonist Brian Gable of The Globe and Mail has won his fourth
NNA for Editorial Cartooning.
* Ian Brown of The Globe and Mail has won his third NNA.
* Geoff Baker of the Toronto Star won his third NNA, this time
for Sports Writing.
* David Baines of The Vancouver Sun has won his fourth NNA in business reporting since 1989.
* Beat Reporting: Winner- Gordon Hamilton, The Vancouver
Sun, for reporting on the B.C. forestry industry. Runners-up - Stewart
Bell, National Post, for coverage of national security issues; Michelle
Shephard, Toronto Star, for national security beat reporting.
* Politics: Winner - Colette Derworiz and Suzanne Wilton,
Calgary Herald, for stories that exposed voting irregularities in
a Calgary municipal election. Runners-up - Jeff Sallot and Simon
Tuck, The Globe and Mail, for stories about former industry minister
David Dingwalls controversial lobbying efforts; Lindsay Kines
and Jeff Rud, Victoria Times Colonist, for stories of tragic child
deaths and abuse after a special B.C. childrens commission
* News Photography: Winner - Larry MacDougal of The Canadian
Press for a photo from the funeral service of the four slain Mayerthorpe
RCMP officers. Runners-up - Adam Dombowsky of the Moose Jaw Times-Herald
for a photo of an airshow collision; Ryan Remiorz of The Canadian
Press for a picture of a joyous World War II veteran in the Netherlands.
* Editorial Cartooning: Winner Brian Gable, The Globe
and Mail. Runners-up - Serge Chapleau, La Presse, Montreal; Bruce
MacKinnon, Halifax Chronicle-Herald.
* Feature Photography: Winner - Mike Carroccetto, Ottawa
Citizen, for a photo of the terrified looks of youngsters on an
amusement park ride. Runners-up - Nick Procaylo, The Province, Vancouver,
for a photo of a silhouetted swimmer taken from below in a glass-bottomed
pool; Derek Ruttan, The London Free Press, for the contrast of a
bald man against the backdrop of a painting of a red rose.
* International: Winner - Pascale Breton of La Presse in
Montreal for coverage of the horror of Nigers famine. Runners-up
- Rosie DiManno of the Toronto Star for stories of the aftermath
of Hurricane Katrina; Stephanie Nolen of The Globe and Mail for
stories from her vast Africa beat.
* Editorial Writing: Winner - Iain Hunter, Victoria Times
Colonist. Runners-up - Sean Fine, The Globe and Mail; Dawn Sugimoto,
* Arts and Entertainment: Winner - Lisa Rochon, The Globe and Mail,
for stories on architecture. Runners-up - Geoff Pevere, Toronto
Star, for a series on a movie review, cultural trends, and Hunter
S. Thompson; Kevin Prokosh of the Winnipeg Free Press for a story
on how a musical was born.
* Breaking News: Winner - Edmonton Journal team for coverage
of the murders of four Alberta Mayerthorpe RCMP officers. Runners-up
- Tu Thanh Ha and Ingrid Peritz of The Globe and Mail for the killing
of a Laval policewoman; Leah Janzen and Kevin Rollason of the Winnipeg
Free Press for her stories of a pilots heroic efforts in the
crash of a cargo plane.
* Local Reporting: Winner - Scott Dunn of the Owen Sound
Sun Times, for stories on a familys struggle to care for their
hostile mentally ill son. Runners-up - The Cornwall Standard-Freeholder
staff for their stories on the impact of the closing of the small
citys paper mill; Gordon Hoekstra of the Prince George Citizen
for an investigation into the deaths of 22 logging truck drivers
over the past 10 years.
* Long Features: Winner - Ian Brown, The Globe and Mail,
for a feature on religion and its impact on people and politics.
Runners-up -Louise Leduc of La Presse in Montreal for a story on
immigrant minimum wage workers; Sarah McGinnis of the New Brunswick
Telegraph-Journal in Saint John for a story on her struggle with
Marfan Syndrome, a rare disease which took her fathers life
when she was an infant.
* Short Features: Winner - Laura-Julie Perreault of La Presse
in Montreal for a story on Afghanistan women who have turned to
opium and other drugs to help them forget their troubles. Runners-up
- Marlene Bergsma, St. Catharines Standard, for a story about her
rescue by her family after the ice gave way during a family skate;
Allan Maki, The Globe and Mail, for a personal story about friends
who drifted apart until it was too late to connect again.
* Special Project: Winner - Ottawa Citizen for a special
report on the issues that confront the terminally ill, their families
and their caregivers. Runners-up - The Hamilton Spectator for a
report on the lives of Somali refugees who have made Hamilton their
new home; The Province in Vancouver for an indepth look at the dangerous
world of auto crime.
* Sports: Winner - Geoff Baker, Toronto Star, for an investigative
series on the widespread use of performance enhancing drugs among
teenage baseball players in the Dominican Republic. Runners-up -
William Marsden, The Gazette in Montreal, for reporting on the hazing
scandal involving the McGill University Redmen football team; Earl
McRae of The Ottawa Sun for a story of an afternoon of watching
the movie Cinderella Man with legendary boxer George
* Investigations: Winner - Steve Buist, Joan Walters and
Luma Muhtadie, The Hamilton Spectator, for a series of stories on
the safety of prescription drugs and the ties between university
researchers and pharmaceutical companies. Runners-up - Harold Levy,
Toronto Star, for a story on the wrongdoing of a controversial forensic
pathologist; Fabian Dawson, Valerie Fortney, Mike Roberts and Ted
Rhodes, Calgary Herald and The Province of Vancouver (joint entry),
for stories of abandoned Indian-born brides duped of their dowries
in widespread marital fraud.
* Columns: Winner - Doug Saunders, The Globe and Mail. Runners-up
- Andrew Cohen, Ottawa Citizen; Margaret Wente, The Globe and Mail.
* Explanatory Work: Winner - Catherine Porter of the Toronto Star
for a primer on how a litre of water makes it from the source to
usage. Runners-up - Ian Brown, The Globe and Mail, for his offbeat
explanation of a hangover; Oakland Ross of the Toronto Star for
a story on the cause, course and devastating results of a tsunami,
shortly after the Asian disaster.
* Presentation: Winner - Catherine Bernard, La Presse, Montreal.
Runners-up - Catherine Farley and Greg Smith, Toronto Star; Gayle
Grin, National Post.
* Business: Winner - David Baines, The Vancouver Sun, for
stories on a scandal enveloping the Eron Mortgage Corporation. Runners-up
-Theresa Tedesco, National Post, for a story of turmoil surrounding
the Alberta Securities Commission; Jennifer Wells, Toronto Star,
for a minute-by-minute account of a real estate transaction in a
heated up housing market.
* Sports Photography: Winner - Frank Gunn, The Canadian Press, for a photo of Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps nearing the finish line. Runners-up: John Mahoney, The Gazette, Montreal, for a photo of a wide-eyed water polo netminder awaiting a throw from an opponent; Ryan Remiorz, The Canadian Press, for a photo of a divers head hitting the diving board.