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Former Winnipegger wins inaugural book award in Toronto

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A Winnipeg-published book has won the inaugural Ontario Speaker’s Award in Toronto.

Walking into Wilderness: The Toronto Carrying Place and Nine Mile Portage, by former Winnipeg journalist and author Heather Robertson, received the new prize Tuesday night at a ceremony at the Ontario legislature.

The book, which beat out 14 other shortlisted titles, is published by Winnipeg’s Heartland Associates.

Walking into Wilderness previously won the Ontario Historical Society’s prestigious Fred Landon Award.

Heartland Associates earlier published Robertson’s Magical, Mysterious Lake of the Woods, which won the Ontario History Society's Fred Landon Award.

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