NewsLeader nominated for eight community newspaper awards

The NewsLeader team has been nominated for eight awards in this year's Ma Murray 2013 Community Newspaper Awards, put on by the BC/Yukon Community Newspaper Association (BCYCNA).

Creative services supervisor Matt Blair received two nominations for Ad Design awards, and in one of those categories fellow ad designer Carly Moir was also nominated.

In the newsroom, reporter Mario Bartel was nominated in the Outdoor Recreation Writing Award category for his story "Cycling for change."

Wanda Chow's story "Sisters bid farewell to father's home" earned her the nomination for the Neville Shanks Memorial Award for Historical Writing.

And Grant Granger was named in the Sports Writing Award category for his story "Sinclair dazzles on home turf."

Editor Chris Bryan was nominated in the columnist category for his columns "The real solution on the Pattullo" and "Our strange dance with wildlife."

The NewsLeader editorial team also received a nomination, along with Black Press regional reporter Jeff Nagel, for the John Collison Memorial Award for Investigative Journalism for taking the lead in a three-part series titled Oil and Water, looking at the economic, environmental and political aspects of the proposed twinning of the Kinder Morgan pipeline between Edmonton and Burnaby.

Winners in each category will be announced at a gala April 20 at River Rock Casino.


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