Vic News staffers win national, provincial honors

Don Denton and Kevin Laird take third place for photography and opinion writing

Two Victoria News staffers have won major awards through national and provincial newspaper associations.

Editor Kevin Laird placed third for national editorial writing for a piece he did on foreign workers. The honour was bestowed on him by the Canadian Newspapers Association.

Last weekend photographer Don Denton earned a third place standing for feature photos presented by the B.C. Yukon Newspaper Association. The picture was of someone getting a pie in the face at a United Way event last November.

The awards are among many that Laird and Denton have garnered throughout their careers.