Sentinel Editor Wins Prestigous Award

Brent Rankin, publisher of Thessalon’s North Shore Sentinel newspaper, left, receives the Mary Knowles Memorial Community Award from Ontario Community Newspapers Association president John Willems.
Brent Rankin, publisher of Thessalon’s North Shore Sentinel newspaper, left, receives the Mary Knowles Memorial Community Award from Ontario Community Newspapers Association president John Willems.
photo by Karen Shardlow, OCNA

Brent Rankin is the managing editor of the North Shore Sentinel in Thessalon and the acknowledgment of his community leadership was recognized when he received the 2018 Community Award in Memory of Mary Knowles, presented with the Ontario Community Newspapers Association’s most prestigious individual honour at an industry gathering last week.

Expositor and Recorder publisher and editor Alicia McCutcheon and production manager Dave Patterson were on hand from Manitoulin at the independent newspapers gathering to witness Mr. Rankin accepting this important industry award and to offer him their congratulations.

The Manitoulin Expositor published a story on Brent's win and has granted the North Channel Current permission to share it. To read the full story about Brent and learn some interesting local history about the North Shore Sentinel and it's connection to Manitoulin, click on the link here https://www.manitoulin.ca/thessalon-newspaperman-receives-prestigious-industry-award.

Congratulations on your well deserved award Brent.

*Editors Note: Brent has clarified that Mr. Strum started the "North Shore Sentinel" on November 19, 1964 and it was sold to the Babbitt family in 1977 and they moved it to Thessalon. The Rankin family bought it in 1991 from the Babbitts.