Kamloops This Week is a finalist for community newspaper of the year in British Columbia and the Yukon.
KTW has been named a finalist, alongside the Peace Arch News and North Shore News, in the largest circulation category of the B.C. Yukon Community Newspaper Association’s Ma Murray Awards.
Finalists from newspaper entries across B.C. and the Yukon were chosen by journalism peers in another province.
Kamloops This Week was named community newspaper of the year in British Columbia and the Yukon in 2014 and 2015 and finished third in 2016. Kamloops This Week was named community newspaper of the year in Canada in 2014.
Also nominated in this year’s Ma Murray Awards is KTW’s Allen Douglas in the sports photography category and operations manager Tim Shoults and promotions manager Tara Holmes in the community service category for their work in the KTW Timerasier endeavour. Timeraiser is an annual event that sees artwork auctioned off, with buyers pledging hours at various Kamloops non-profit societies.
Douglas, who won Best Sports Photo Award at last year’s Ma Murray gala, is up against photographers from the Penticton Western Herald and Peace Arch News. Shoults and Holmes are up against community initiatives from the North Shore News and Gulf Islands Driftwood.
The Ma Murray Awards will be held on April 27 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond.