Nominated photo that shows a late-afternoon fog over South Surrey farmland combined with the setting sun to create a stunning end to the daylight hours. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Peace Arch News nominated for five B.C. & Yukon Community Newspapers awards

Newspaper in the running for ‘general excellence’ in its category

The Peace Arch News is among the finalists for a handful of provincial journalism awards, after Ma Murray Award nominations were announced Friday.

Hosted by the BC & Yukon Community News Media Association, the awards honour and celebrate the work of community journalists across the province for advertising, photography, writing and overall newspaper excellence.

PAN is one of three finalists for ‘general excellence’ in its circulation. Also nominated in that category is PAN’s sister publication, the Surrey Now-Leader.

Publisher Dwayne Weidendorf, sales manager Steve Scott and editor Brenda Anderson are nominated for the Community Service Award for efforts in the White Rock Pier restoration campaign.

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

Sports reporter Nick Greenizan is nominated in the ‘sports writing’ category for a feature that takes a deep dive into multi-sport athletes, while reporter Tracy Holmes is nominated in the ‘feature photo’ category for a scenic image capturing a stunning sunset on 184 Street and reporter Aaron Hinks is nominated in the ‘sports photo’ category for a baseball player sliding headfirst into home plate.

Winners are to be announced on Apr. 25 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond.

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Nominated photo that captures a Calahoo Erins’ base-runner sliding into home against the White Rock Renegades ‘02,. (Aaron Hinks photo)

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