For the second year in a row, News Bulletin sports editor Greg Sakaki won a national newspaper award for Best Local Editorial.
Sakaki, who also edits the opinion section in addition to his sports duties, was honoured by the Canadian Community Newspapers Association for his editorial on the lack of cellphone towers in the Hammond Bay area.
The News Bulletin was also recognized with a Blue Ribbon Award for overall excellence in its circulation class.
“The awards are a great recognition of the work that all staff at the News Bulletin strives to put forth every issue,” said Maurice Donn, News Bulletin publisher.
The News Bulletin also earned recognition from the Great Idea Awards, also hosted by the Canadian Community Newspapers Association. Awards include first and second place in the Magazine category for Best of the City and Business in Nanaimo, respectively; second place for Special Section for the 2014 municipal election supplement; and third place for its promotional campaign for the 2014 B.C. Summer Games.
Reporter Tamara Cunningham also earned a fellowship from the Jack Webster Foundation to study enterprise journalism at the Poynter Institute.
Photographer Chris Bush is nominated for Best Spot News Photo in the provincial Ma Murray Awards, where the News Bulletin is nominated for newspaper excellence.