Victoria News staffers honoured for their work

National newspaper awards added to Victoria paper's B.C. nominations

The Victoria News earned some well-deserved recognition at the Canadian Community Newspapers Awards gala last week in Toronto.

Roszan Holmen received a second-place award in the category of Best Business Writing for her detailed look at the operations of the Victoria Conference Centre.

As well, Ole Heggen earned a second-place nod for Best Local Cartoon, with his humorous depiction of how the Victoria Police Department could take the success of their bait car program and use it to combat purse-snatching.

In all, Black Press newspapers in Greater Victoria captured 12 awards in the national competition.

Holmen’s feature story is also a top-three finalist in the Business Writing category for the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Awards, to be handed out April 20 at the River Rock Hotel in Richmond.

Also chosen from the News as a finalist are Kevin Laird in the Special Publications category (over 25,000 circulation), for Progress 2012; and Laura Lavin in Photo Essay for Day in the Life of Esquimalt.