Alberni Valley News nominated for trio of national awards

Coverage of news events in the Alberni Valley has earned the AV News nominations for both provincial and national newspaper awards.

The Alberni Valley News has been nominated for three national and one provincial journalism awards.

The News is a finalist in three categories for the Canadian Community Newspaper awards and one for the B.C. Yukon Community Newspaper Association’s Ma Murray provincial awards.

Reporter Wawmeesh G. Hamilton’s photo in October of a paramedic assisting a woman who had been hit by a car while in a crosswalk in her wheelchair is a finalist for spot news photo of the year in the province as well as across the country.

Editor Susan Quinn has been nominated for a national writing award for an editorial on municipal taxation. Other newspapers nominated in that category include the Rocky Mountain Outlook from Alberta and The Packet from Newfoundland and Labrador.

The News has also been nominated for best sports coverage in Canada in its circulation category.

Black Press newspapers across B.C. have been nominated for more than 120 national and provincial awards.

The CCNA awards will be handed out on April 29 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond. The  BCYCNA Ma Murray Awards will be handed out the following night.