Citizen staffers up for a pair of Ma Murray awards from B.C./Yukon newspaper association

The Cowichan Valley Citizen has received two nods from the British Columbia/Yukon Community Newspaper Association.

Editor Andrea Rondeau and reporter Sarah Simpson have been named finalists for this year’s Ma

Murray Awards, which recognize the best of the best of community newspapers.

Rondeau has been nominated in the Black and White Feature Photo category for her photograph entitled "Violence against women

casts long shadows", taken at the Dec. 6 National Day of Remembrance vigil at Vancouver Island University.

Simpson has been nominated in the Business Writing category for her story "Salt entrepreneur turns

to the sea for starting point", a profile of Cobble Hill’s Vancouver Island Salt Co. that ran in the annual agriculture edition last May 31.

The Citizen’s colleagues from across town, Cowichan News

Leader Pictorial staffers Don Bodger and Andrew Leong have also been nominated.

This year’s Ma Murray awards Gala is slated for April 26, at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond.