The Citizen’s Kevin Rothbauer and Andrea Rondeau celebrate wins at national and provincial newspaper awards. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

The Citizen’s Kevin Rothbauer and Andrea Rondeau celebrate wins at national and provincial newspaper awards. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Citizen, Gazette take home national, provincial honours for Cowichan Valley

Cowichan Valley Citizen and Lake Cowichan Gazette sports reporter Kevin Rothbauer shares a fist bump with editor Andrea Rondeau, celebrating wins for the two Black Press papers at the recent provincial and national community newspaper awards.

The Lake Cowichan Gazette took the trophy first place trophy for best all-around newspaper in its circulation category.

Meanwhile, the Citizen took home two national honours, one for third place for best sports reporting, and first place for best agriculture edition.