For the second year in a row, Northernlife.ca has won the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA) Best Online Edition award.
Northernlife.ca finished first out of 16 entries.
The award was presented to publisher Abbas Homayed at the annual OCNA convention in Toronto last Saturday evening.
The judges said, ?Northernlife.ca reflects a passion for content, and an understanding of human-computer interaction. The site is built for real readers in a community who do not have the time or ability to cruise the technological contraptions that are now a mainstay of Internet surfing.
?This site, while simple, is elegant in its construction, design and ease of use. Strategic use of colour, combined with multiple navigational structures and simple, easy-to-read fonts make for a first place, first-class winner.
?Advertising does not clutter, it contributes. It?s easy to find, yet not obtrusive to the aesthetics, navigability or use of the site.?
Homayed said he was pleased the hard work of Northern Life reporters, web designers and sales staff was recognized by the province-wide association.
Northernlife.ca provides a daily local news service as well as providing links to wowsudbury.com and Northern Ontario Business?s online edition.
Second place went to Mississauga News, and third place went to Fort Frances Times.
The OCNA Awards are an annual event, celebrating the best of the best in Ontario community newspapers.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty was the guest speaker at the OCNA convention.