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The Globe and Mail's story on Alberta’s Crichton Farm won Gold in two categories at the Digital Publishing Awards.Jana G. Pruden/The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail was the leading publication at the 2017 Digital Publishing Awards, winning a total of 12 awards – eight Gold and four Silver.

The Globe's Jana G. Pruden and Shannon Busta won Gold in two categories – Best Feature Article: Short and Best Social Storytelling – for a story on Alberta's Crichton Farm.

"The calibre of execution has become a consistent distinguishing feature in our daily operation and many of the highlights recognized by the judges are simply world class; brave, artistic, experimental. Just what our audience deserves," Globe and Mail editor-in-chief David Walmsley said.

Globe staff or freelancers had wins in the following categories at an awards ceremony in Toronto on Thursday:

  • Best Digital Editorial Package (Gold): The Trafficked, by Tavia Grant, an in-depth feature on human trafficking
  • Best News Coverage: National & International (Gold): Fentanyl Crisis, an investigation on how Canada got addicted to opioids by Karen Howlett, Justin Giovannetti, Nathan VanderKlippe and Les Perreaux
  • Best News Coverage: National & International (Silver): What’s in your weed?, a medical-marijuana investigation by Grant Robertson and Greg McArthur
  • Best News Coverage: Local & Provincial (Silver): When A Tree Falls, a feature by Jill Mahoney and Leyland Cecco on maintaining and preserving trees in urban cities
  • Best Podcast (Gold): Colour Code, a podcast by Denise Balkissoon and Hannah Sung about race in Canada
  • Best Feature Article: Long (Gold): Graffiti Kids, a feature by Mark MacKinnon on the kids who sparked the Syrian war
  • Best Personal Essay (Gold): The Widowhood Effect, a memoir by Christina Frangou about losing her spouse in her 30s
  • Best Arts & Culture Story (Gold): North Exposure, a profile by Mark Medley on a pioneering web-comic creator
  • Best Service Feature: Lifestyle (Silver): The Globe 100: Best Books of the Year
  • Best Online Video: Mini-Doc (Silver): Growing Pains

The Globe also received Honourable Mention in General Excellence in Digital Publishing: Large Publications.

A full list of winners can be found at: digitalpublishingawards.ca