Observer picks up wins at national competition

It’s a blue ribbon for the Salmon Arm Observer and accolades for our staff.

  • Mar. 31, 2015 11:00 a.m.
Barb Brouwer

Barb Brouwer

It’s a blue ribbon for the Salmon Arm Observer and accolades for our staff.

The Canadian Community Newspaper Awards named the Salmon Arm Observer a blue-ribbon winner among all the newspapers in the under-4,000 circulation category.

This was accompanied by a second-place award in the best front page competition.

In addition to the newspaper award, reporter Barb Brouwer was honoured with a third-place win for best news story in the under-4,000 circulation category for her article entitled, “Facing the Ebola threat,” which detailed the tribulations of Salmon Arm resident Bev Kauffeldt as a Samaritan’s Purse volunteer in Liberia during the worst of the epidemic.

Reporter-photographer Evan Buhler also earned a third-place win in the best news feature photo category for papers with a circulation under 4,000.

The Canadian Community Newspapers awards program celebrates the very best in community publishing from across the country.

Newspapers compete against each other in similar circulation classes and are judged by a panel of industry experts.