SteinbachOnline.com won a Gold Medal in the “Best Community News Website” category at the 8th Annual Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA) in Toronto on November 7, 2016. The SteinbachOnline.com entry focused on several local news stories representing our commitment to telling the stories of the people who make our community a great place to live.
Golden West as a company is committed to serving smaller communities that are overlooked by larger urban media. SteinbachOnline.com is an exceptional example of that hyper-local commitment.
It starts with the deliberate hiring of local News Reporters – people who are deeply-rooted in the community and care about the area they grew up in and choose to raise a family in. Most media companies are trending to smaller staff and increased content feeds almost entirely from non-local sources. SteinbachOnline.com, however, has increased, and continues to increase the size of its News Room staff, to ensure content is local, timely, and relevant.
As a result, SteinbachOnline.com has become a primary source of local information for the community – daily and in times of crisis.