The Surrey Now-Leader is up for best community newspaper in B.C. in the 2021 B.C. and Yukon Community NewsMedia Association’s Ma Murray awards.
The Now-Leader is a finalist for general excellence in its circulation class, the largest in B.C., and is competing against the North Shore News and the Tri-City News.
The Peace Arch News, a sister paper to the Now-Leader, is a finalist in three categories. PAN is up for the general excellence award in its circulation class, along with the Langley Advance-Times and the Morning Star (Vernon).
And PAN reporter Aaron Hinks is a finalist in two categories; as a writer, for his series of feature articles A parallel pandemic, and, as a photographer, for his picture Runners complete Boston Marathon in South Surrey.
As well, the editor of the Cloverdale Reporter, Malin Jordan, is nominated for a feature photo award.
Winners are to be announced in a virtual online awards gala on April 29.