Saturday, December 2, 2023
December 2, 2023

Driftwood earns industry awards

The Gulf Islands Driftwood earned three awards at the annual Ma Murray Awards event of the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspapers Association on Saturday night.

Staff writer Elizabeth Nolan won a first-place award in the feature series category of the competition for a three-part series on dying with dignity.

The Driftwood also earned second place for general excellence in its circulation category of 11 papers, close behind the Squamish Chief, and editor Gail Sjuberg won a third-place award for an editorial on the incorporation referendum in an open circulation category.

Top-three nominees were released in late February, with the first, second and third-place awards announced at the gala held at the River Rock resort in Richmond.

Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu, hosts of the morning show on KiSS Radio in Vancouver, emceed the evening. Coast Capital Savings is the event’s main sponsor.

National community newspaper awards for 2018 will not be announced until June.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Other stories you might like

World-class musicians perform for Ukraine benefit

A celebration of heritage and homeland, the song, dance and music of Ukraine will be performed by eminent nationally and internationally recognized artists at...

Farmstand Light Up & Tour map ready

Organizers of the 4th annual Salt Spring Farmstand Light Up & Tour have been busy putting together the must-have map of participating stands and...

Two ferry terminals added to little library list

When the COVID pandemic was interfering with Salt Spring Islanders’ easy access to books, Margriet Ruurs and her husband Kees started mapping “little libraries”...

Met series creates opera fans

Submitted by ArtSpring Think opera isn’t for you? You may be surprised by Met Opera at ArtSpring. While opera certainly has its ardent devotees, for the...


Salt Spring Island
broken clouds
6 ° C
6.9 °
3.8 °
79 %
75 %
6 °
5 °
6 °
9 °
7 °