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Aldo Santin

Reporter - City

Aldo Santin is a veteran newspaper reporter who first carried a pen and notepad in 1978 and joined the Winnipeg Free Press in 1986, where he has covered a variety of beats and specialty areas including education, aboriginal issues, urban and downtown development and city hall.

Santin was part of the team that produced the 1988 special report, Indians – Strangers In Their Own Land, which won the Manitoba Human Rights Media Award, the B’nai Brith League for Human Rights Media Award, and earned a Michener Award nomination.

Santin was also part of the Free Press team that earned a National Newspapers Award for its breaking news coverage of the 1989 Dryden air crash.

Santin was co-recipient of the 2007 Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation top award for daily press reporting and the Stuttering Foundation’s 2012 Journalism Award, for best article in a daily newspaper.

Santin is co-author of The First Canadians: A Profile of Native People Today (James Lorimer & Company).