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September 05, 2014 13:00 ET

Historic Front Pages Competition Announces Winning Stories from the Past 150 Years

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 5, 2014) - Newspapers Canada and PEI 2014 are pleased to announce the winners of the History of Canada through the nations Front Pages competition. This one-time competition was created in recognition of the sesquicentennial of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference, which paved the way to Confederation.

Newspapers from across the country submitted their historic front page stories from the past 150 years into select categories representing a range of significant and uniquely Canadian events, issues and people. A panel of industry experts determined the finalist's, while the Canadian public voted throughout the summer months to determine the winners. From a list of over 80 finalists, the winners in their respective categories are:

Canada at War
First Place (English): The Globe and Mail, "This is Victory"
Second Place (English): Times Colonist, "Invasion begins: Canadians in action"
Third Place (English): The Hamilton Spectator, "Heavy toll of R.H.L.I at Dieppe"
Honourable Mention (English): Calgary Herald "'Brave' Herald reporter, 4 soldiers die in blast"
Canada on the International Stage
First Place (English): Calgary Herald, "Celebration Begins"
Second Place (English): Toronto Star, "Champions"
Third Place (English): Calgary Herald, "Market Mayhem"
Honourable Mention (English): Waterdown Review, "Welcome to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Queen of Canada"
Canadian Arts, Culture & Entertainment
First Place (French): La Voix Acadienne, "L'art au service de l'histoire"
First Place (English): Calgary Herald, "100 Years of the Stampede"
Second Place (English): Turtle Island News, "War of 1812 Our Story"
Third (English): The Globe and Mail, "Decoding the Decade"
Honourable Mention: Toronto Star, "We Rocked"
Canadian Communities
First Place (English): The Hamilton Spectator, "Heat. A firefighter's story"
Second Place (English): Manitoba Free Press "One killed, scores hurt in riot following an attempt to parade"
Third Place (English): The Globe and Mail, "Lac Megantic"
Honourable Mention (English): Saanich News, "Community grieves for slain teenager"
Canadian Heroes
First Place (French): La Voix Acadienne, "Perte totale"
Second Place (French): La Voix Acadienne, "Bénévole de l'année"
First Place (English): The Globe and Mail, "True Honour"
Second Place (English): Calgary Herald, "Volunteers Rise to the Occasion"
Third Place (English): Calgary Herald, "Calgary Soldier Dies in Afghan Firefight: First Canadian woman killed in combat role"
Honourable Mention (English): Winnipeg Free Press, "The Pink Paper, 'I want to live and be happy. And I am.'"
Canadian Politics
First Place (English): The Globe and Mail, "Confederation Day"
Second Place (English): The Globe and Mail, "Quebec Votes for Canada"
Third Place (English): The Calgary Herald, "It is 'Now' for 'Lougheed'"
Honourable Mention (English): The Hamilton Spectator, "Newfoundland Welcomed"
Canadian Science & Technology
First Place (English): Calgary Herald, "Vanishing Giants"
Second Place (English): Calgary Herald, "100 Years of Oil"
Third Place (English): The Guardian, "Island's wonder of world began 10 years ago"
Honourable Mention (English): Winnipeg Free Press, "Shuttle explodes"
Canadian Sports
First Place (English): Kings County Register, "Twice as nice"
Second Place (English): Calgary Herald, "A Flame That Will Never Die"
Third Place (English): Calgary Herald, "Return to glory"
Honourable Mention (English): Trail Daily Times, "Nancy wins gold"

"I'd like to congratulate the winners and thank everyone who took part in this historic initiative" says John Hinds, chief executive officer of Newspapers Canada. "By revisiting front page stories from the past 150 years, it is clear that newspapers are, and continue to be the medium of record for documenting our nation's unique stories and events."

"We would like to thank all newspapers who took part in the Historic Front Pages competition and congratulate the various winners," says PEI 2014 Executive Director, Penny Walsh McGuire. "This competition has provided a fascinating and important look back at Canadian history. We are proud to recognize the integral role Canadian newspapers have played in helping to shape our country over the last 150 years."

For more information and to view the award winning Front Pages stories please visit

About PEI 2014

In 2014, Canadians will mark the 150th anniversary (Sesquicentennial) of the historic 1864 Charlottetown Conference, which led to the creation of Canada. PEI 2014 Inc. is facilitating the planning, promotion and implementation of the Sesquicentennial celebrations. The PEI 2014 celebrations are made possible through generous support from the Government of Canada, the Government of Prince Edward Island, and the City of Charlottetown. The year-long and province-wide PEI 2014 program of events will honour the past, celebrate the present and plan a bold tomorrow. For more information about the PEI 2014 celebrations, please visit and follow @PEI2014 on Twitter.

About Newspapers Canada

Newspapers Canada contributes to the ongoing evolution of the newspaper industry by raising awareness and promoting the benefits of newspapers to advertisers, media planners, and creative agencies. The organization is a joint initiative of the Canadian Newspaper Association (CNA) and the Canadian Community Newspapers Association (CCNA). Combined, CNA and CCNA represent over 875 daily, weekly and community newspapers in every province and territory in Canada. Visit for more details.

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