The News takes silver medal

News team takes second spot in provincial newspaper excellence competition

The Parksville Qualicum Beach News placed second in the April 14 B.C. and Yukon Community Newspapers Association’s 2012 Ma Murray excellence awards — for editions published in 2011.

The award is given to local newspapers for their overall excellence in providing coverage to their communities. The News was only 1.5 points behind top finisher, the Cowichan Valley News Leader, a Black Press sister paper.