The 2020 and 2021 Canadian Community Newspapers Awards were announced this week, and Comox Valley Record journalists were recognized for their work.
The awards are traditionally an annual event, although due to challenges with the pandemic, the 2020 awards were postponed. News Media Canada announced all the winners for both 2020 and 2021 on Monday, Nov. 14.
Record editor Terry Farrell was a two-time winner.
His Feb. 4 2020 editorial, Affordable housing is no longer affordable, was selected as the 2020 Best Local Editorial, Circulation 10,000 and over.
His Oct. 13, 2021 article, Family of machete attack victim dealing with fact charges may never be laid, was named the
Best News Story, Circulation 10,000 and over for 2021.
Farrell also received a second-place finish in the same category in the 2020 awards, with his article Snowbirds tragedy hits Valley hard, published on May 19, 2020.
Record reporter Erin Haluschak was also honoured. She received a second-place finish in the 2021 Best Feature Story, Circulation 12,500 and over for her April 17, 2021 article Valley woman makes historic name change for truth and reconciliation.