News Briefs for March 9, 2016

Chronicle in the running for ‘Excellence” award

Everyone at the Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle is keeping their fingers crossed, looking to May 7.

That’s when the BC & Yukon Community Newspaper Association will announce the winners of the Ma Murray Awards at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond.

The Chronicle is up for the Newspaper of Excellence award in its circulation category, along with the Oliver Chronicle and the Revelstoke Review.

“Twenty-sixteen was a tough year in community newspapers, but you wouldn’t know it based on the entries we received this year,” says a BCYCNA release.

“Over and over we heard the same things from judges, along the lines of, ‘It’s wonderful how much great work is still out there. Clearly community newspapers in BC and Yukon are alive and well.”

We’re hoping our readers will send some good vibes our way in the coming weeks, so that the next story you’ll read on this theme will be under a headline with our name in first place.

“We’re honoured to be up against Oliver and Revelstoke,” Publisher Teresa McKinley said, “and wish them all the best heading into the finals, too.”

More than 30 Black Press publications were up for awards, along with the Chronicle.

Correction

In our article Kutaj Family donate screen to the Ladysmith Legion 171 in last week’s issue of the Chronicle, Ben Kutaj was referred to as Ben Bronislaw. Actually Bronislaw was Ben’s given name in Polish, not his surname. The donation was in memory of Ben Kutaj. Our apologies to Ben’s family members, and his colleagues and friends at the Legion.

 

 

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