Alberni Valley News editor Susan Quinn

News team rocks gold and silver at BCYCNA’s

The Alberni Valley News was honoured with three awards at the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Awards ceremony in Richmond last weekend.

The Alberni Valley News was honoured with three awards at the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Awards gala at the River Rock Resort in Richmond last Saturday.

Editor Susan Quinn was presented with a Silver Quill Award, given by the Canadian Community Newspapers Association to people who have served in community newspapers for 25 years or more. She is one of five recipients in B.C. this year.

Quinn, a Langara Journalism graduate, began her journalism career in Richmond in 1987 and has worked in Alberta and B.C. for six different newspapers ranging from a daily to the weekly News.

Reporter Christopher Sun, who spent the summer with the News, won a gold award for investigative journalism for the series of stories he wrote exposing a $480,000 mistake in water taxi payments by School District 70.

Reporter Wawmeesh G. Hamilton earned a silver for best feature photo in our circulation class for a picture he took of optometrist Shaun Golemba of Valley Vision Optometry.

“I am so pleased to see our staff at the Alberni Valley News receive the recognition they deserve for the excellent work they do,” publisher Teresa Bird said.

“We are fortunate to have an editor with as much experience in community news as we do in Susie Quinn.

“That we continue to win awards on the provincial and national level confirms the Alberni Valley News is a strong community newspaper serving the community with quality journalism.”

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