Winners Announced for Tuned-In Canada: The CCSA Awards

QUISPAMSIS (NB), May 23, 2018 - The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance is pleased to announce the winners of Tuned-in Canada: the CCSA awards, a nation-wide, annual competition that highlights the great work performed by independent, local providers of internet, television and telephone services across Canada.

“This year was the fifth year of our contest, and to celebrate we introduced new categories and worked directly with members to help them share their stories,” said Jay Thomson, CEO of the CCSA. “We are so pleased to see our members being recognized and supported by the communities they serve. In particular, this year we were thrilled by the submissions in the category of best photo - it’s such a pleasure to see such wonderful images of our members working to connect Canadians in their home communities.”

Winners in each category were determined in two ways: 1) by the most votes received, and 2) by the most votes received per capita subscribers. Since CCSA is made up of various sized members, this system levels the playing field for all. Votes are cast either online, or using a paper ballot system. This year’s paper ballots had a definite impact, and the winners may be a surprise to those who were closely following the online vote tallies.

The Tuned-In Canada winners for 2018 are:

Best content: community channel programming

CRRS (NL) - Cain’s Quest Coverage

VCTV (BC) - Valemount Fentanyl Forum


Best people: on-camera community channel personality

Seaside Communications (NS) - Lynn Rosta

VCTV (BC) - Jennifer Robinson


Best people: celebrating your office hero  

Cable Cable (ON) - Kevin Marr

Sayward Valley Communications (BC) - Ian Clark


Best story: making your community stronger

Westman Communications Group (MB) - Connecting Rural Communities

O-NET (AB) - Driven by our Community


Best photo: what does connecting Canada mean to your company?

Cable Cable (ON) - Fibre infrastructure

Lyttonnet (BC) - Off Grid Tower

The winners in each category will receive $1,000 to donate to a local charity of their choice.  Winners will also be celebrated at ‘Connect 2018’, CCSA’s annual conference being held this September in St. Andrew’s by the Sea, New Brunswick.



The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance (CCSA) represents more than 110 Independent companies providing internet, TV & telephone services across Canada. Those companies serve hundreds of thousands of customers in communities generally outside urban markets, from coast to coast to coast. They include community cooperatives, family businesses, municipalities and companies owned by Indigenous Peoples. They connect hundreds of thousands of Canadians who otherwise might not have access to these critical communications services. For more information, visit

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Cheryl Mangusso
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Phone:  (506) 849-1334 ext. 217