Metroland York Region wins big at Ontario Community Newspaper Association's Better Newspapers Competition


York Region has got some of the best reporters in Ontario covering its local news, according to the Ontario Community Newspaper Association.

The 2020 OCNA Better Newspapers Competition awards were handed out in a virtual ceremony April 23, and Metroland York Region reporters Kim Zarzour, Jeremy Grimaldi and Sheila Wang placed first, second and third, respectively, in the Reporter of the Year category.

Zarzour won for the second year in a row, after finishing second in 2018 and third in 2017.

Grimaldi has also been honoured for the last three years, finishing third in the category in 2019 and receiving an honourable mention in 2018.

Here are all the 2020 OCNA BNC awards the Metroland York Region team received, along with links to the winning stories, photos and advertisements: