Paper scoops national awards

The Salmon Arm Observer continues to serve up award-winning coverage for its readers.

The Observer was recognized in the annual Canadian Community Newspapers Association competition, winning first place for best arts coverage in Canada for newspapers with a circulation under 10,000.

The entry included a selection of features by reporter Barb Brouwer, who co-ordinates the section, including a story about a rapper who battled addiction, Roots and Blues Festival coverage, as well as photography by James Murray and a column by editor Tracy Hughes.

The newspaper was also recognized for winning third place for best sports coverage in Canada for newspapers with a circulation up to 4,000.

With coverage overseen by reporter Martha Wickett, the entry displayed a wide-range of sports that included features and sports coverage by Wickett, as well as some of James Murray’s photos.

This national awards program celebrates the best in community newspaper publishing across the country. Newspapers compete in similar circulation classes and are judged by a panel of industry experts.


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