The Comox Valley Record won the Concord Pacific Ma Murray Community Service Award

More hardware for The Record

Community Service Award

  • May. 11, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Record staff

 

For the second straight year the Comox Valley Record came away from the annual Ma Murray Awards with a prestigious honour and this time the entire community can take a bow.

Saturday night in Richmond, The Record was presented with the British Columbia Yukon Community News Association’s  Concord Pacific Ma Murray Community Service Award, for the 2015 Comox Valley Community Clean-up.

Last year at the inaugural Clean-up, residents hauled 16,000 pounds of garbage to the dump in one morning.

At last year’s Ma Murray Awards, the Comox Valley Record won the award for overall excellence. This year The Record finished fourth in overall excellence, but posted the best scores in three of the 10 categories: front page, arts coverage and local features. The issue submitted was from February 24, 2015, featuring the final instalment of Erin Haluschak’s series on St. Michael’s residential school.

The Record was the only Valley newspaper nominated for any awards this year.

 

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