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NewsLeader nets newspaper awards

The NewsLeader's creative team received some great honours at the annual Ma Murray Awards, hosted last month by the B.C./Yukon Community Newspapers Association.

Creative services supervisor Matt Blair came home from the event at River Rock Casino with two first place awards. One was in the Ad Design category, for an ad he created for Queen's Park Dental, and the other award for for an ad campaign he designed for Destination Mazda.

It was also a great night for long-time NewsLeader employee Leslie McQueen, who was honoured for her work and community contributions with the Silver Quill Award. The award recognizes employees of the newspaper industry with at least 25 years of service who have has made a substantial contribution.

In March of this year, NewsLeader reporter Wanda Chow was honoured with first place for Business Writing by the Canadian Community Newspapers Association for a story about innovative partnerships created by Urban Digs Farm.

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