Pipestone Flyer wins editorial award

Writer Chris McKerracher’s ‘Terror in our midst’ impresses judges

The  Pipestone Flyer has been recognized for an excellent editorial that appeared in the paper last year.

Chris McKerracher’s editorial “Terror in our midst” earned second place in the Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association’s 2014 Better Newspapers Competition Awards of Excellence Best Local Editorial category.

McKerracher’s editorial referenced the Parliament Hill shootings last year and questioned some of the response to the shootings.

First place was earned by the High River Times’ Kevin Rushworth for his piece titled “Disaster recovery woes.” Third place was earned by the Rocky View Weekly’s Sara Wilson for an editorial entitled “Enough already.”

The awards were announced at the AWNA banquet June 13 in Calgary. The Pipestone Flyer and its parent company Black Press congratulates McKerracher.