Spectator top winner at ONAs

The journalists from the Hamilton Spectator took home eight awards from the Ontario Newspaper Awards (ONA) gala in Waterloo on May 2.

The Sudbury Star came next with five wins and the Windsor Star and Waterloo Region Record each pulled in four wins.

Spec investigative reporter Steve Buist was named journalist of the year. Buist, along with photographer Barry Gray, produced a 13-part series called “A Pig’s Tale” that looked at agriculture and modern farming through the life of a pig.

There were 44 categories and approximately 900 entries.

The awards recognize excellence among the ONA’s 32 member newspapers and winners receive cash prizes.

Read The Toronto Star‘s report for further information about winners.