Peace Arch News took the top spot for General Excellence in category G – the largest circulation class – in the British Columbia-Yukon Community News Association’s Ma Murray Awards.

Peace Arch News named best in B.C.

PAN wins top spot in its circulation class at BCYCNA Ma Murray awards celebration

Peace Arch News has been named the top newspaper in B.C. in its category.

PAN took the top spot for General Excellence in category G – the largest circulation class – in the British Columbia-Yukon Community News Association’s Ma Murray Awards, which were handed out during a virtual ceremony Saturday night.

North Shore News placed second in category G and PAN’s sister paper, the Surrey Now-Leader rounded out the top three.

In all, PAN took five awards.

Sports reporter Nick Greenizan won first place in the sports writing (circulation over 25,000 category) for ‘No one can deny the benefits’: coach – a story examining the challenges and rewards of being a high-level multi-sport athlete.

READ MORE: ‘No one can deny the benefits’ of playing multiple sports, says South Surrey coach

Meanwhile, Tracy Holmes and Aaron Hinks each took second place for their photos – Golden Moment (feature photo over 25,000 circulation) and Youth ball team hits field at Canada Cup (sports photo over 25,000), respectively.

PAN also took third place in the Ma Murray Community Service category in recognition of the newspaper’s efforts to help with the restoration of the iconic White Rock pier, which was badly damaged in a December 2018 windstorm.

Normally held each April at the River Rock Casino in Richmond, this year’s Ma Murray Awards gala was moved online due to COVID-19 restrictions, and nominees were able to watch a virtual ceremony on the BCYCNA website.

Television news anchor Jay Durant and radio personality Tara Jean Stevens hosted the event via livestream from their respective homes.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


This sunset photo taken by reporter Tracy Holmes won silver in the feature photo over 25,000 circulation category.

This photo by reporter Aaron Hinks of a Calahoo Erins’ base-runner sliding into home against the White Rock Renegades ‘02 won silver in the sports photo over 25,000 circulation category.

Just Posted

Compromise reached for South Surrey seniors’ balcony-exercise program

‘In these stressful times anyone that can spread a little joy should be praised not condemned’

Protect kids from online predators: Surrey RCMP

Reports of child porn increased between 2017 and 2019, police say

Surrey RCMP sees increase in reported robberies through ‘marketplace apps’

Police say there have been 13 reported incidents so far this year, compared to 5 in 2019

IHIT investigating ‘suspicious’ death of Surrey man

Officers found a body in the 11300-block of Bridgeview Drive: Surrey RCMP

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

MAP: Dr. Henry reveals which B.C. regions have seen most COVID-19 cases

B.C. health officials release a first look at how the novel coronavirus has reached all corners of the province

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

Plan in place for BC Ferries to start increasing service levels

Ferry corporation reaches temporary service level agreement with province

B.C. starts to see employment return under COVID-19 rules

Jobless rate for young people still over 20% in May

Kelowna Mountie on desk duty following ‘aggressive’ arrest

The officer involved in an arrest that took place on May 30 in Kelowna has been placed on administrative duties

Protests shift to memorializing George Floyd amid push for change

‘There is something better on the other side of this,’ says Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom

Limit gun capacity to five bullets, victims group urges Trudeau government

Current limits are generally five bullets for hunting rifles and shotguns and 10 for handguns.

Vancouver Island’s current COVID-19 case count officially hits zero

Of the 130 recorded Island Health cases, five people have died, 125 recovered

COVID-19: Closed B.C. businesses allowed to sell liquor stock

Sales allowed to other licensees that can reopen

Most Read

l -->