The Westerly News is one of three finalists in its circulation size for a 2020 BCYCNA Newspaper Excellence Award.

The Westerly News is one of three finalists in its circulation size for a 2020 BCYCNA Newspaper Excellence Award.

Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News nominated for Newspaper Excellence Award

The Westerly is joined on the nomination list by the Revelstoke Review and Keremeos Review.

The Westerly News is one of three finalists in its circulation group for a BC & Yukon Community News Media Association Ma Murray Newspaper Excellence Award.

The awards honour and celebrate the work of community journalists across the province for advertising, photography, writing and overall newspaper excellence.

The Westerly is joined on the nomination list by the Revelstoke Review and Keremeos Review. Winners will be announced at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond on Saturday, April 25.

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Westerly News publisher Peter McCully noted the Newspaper Excellence category incorporates the entire team that puts the newspaper together as judges critique all aspects of the paper, including: writing, opinion, photography and ad design.

“It involves everyone and covers writing, photography, classifieds, display ads and how the community is reflected in our pages,” he said.

This marks the second year in a row the Westerly has been nominated for a BCYCNA Newspaper Excellence award after receiving Silver in the category in 2019.

“We love what we do and we are blessed to live and work in amazing communities that are so incredibly full of fascinating stories to tell,” said the newspaper’s editor Andrew Bailey.

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