You may not always agree with his point of view but judges agreed that Lawrence Woodall, cartoonist for the North Island Gazette is one of the best in the country.
Woodall was awarded silver in the Best Local Cartoon, circulation under 10,000 at the Canadian Community Newspapers Association awards April 29 at the River Rock Theatre in Vancouver.
The winning entry depicted Santa following “pooper scooper” bylaws with his reindeer.
The Gazette Hamper Fund also received national recognition, earning a bronze for Best Community Service, circulation under 25,000.
The following evening, during the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Association Ma Murray awards, the North Island Gazette was presented with another bronze for Best Special Section, circulation under 25,000, for Our Coast: Celebrating of life and work on the water, published in July, 2010.