The Leader is up for three newspaper awards

Hummingbirds – including this rufous – often visit feeders at the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary on Westham Island in Delta. - Boaz Joseph / The Leader
Hummingbirds – including this rufous – often visit feeders at the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary on Westham Island in Delta.
— image credit: Boaz Joseph / The Leader

The Surrey-North Delta Leader has been named a finalist in three categories of the 2014 BCYCNA Ma Murray Community Newspaper Awards.

Multimedia journalist and photographer Boaz Joseph was chosen among the best in the TD Feature Photo Award: Colour category for his photo called "Wings of spring" of a hummingbird in flight. Joseph is also in the running for the Photo Essay Award, for a series of photos he captured of performers at the Surrey Festival of Dance last spring.

Assistant editor Sheila Reynolds is a top-three finalist in the Feature Article category for her piece on Eileen Mohan, mother of Surrey Six murder victim Christopher Mohan. The feature, titled "I don't want revenge. I want justice," was published prior to last fall's start of the trial of three men accused in the 2007 murders.

The awards are hosted by the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspapers Associations (BCYCNA) and the winners will be announced April 26 in Richmond.

The BCYCNA is a non-profit organization representing 126 newspapers with a combined readership of about 2.5 million. Margaret "Ma" Murray was a longtime newspaper editor, publisher and columnist, and Order of Canada recipient.

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