Sebastian Abbott, 17, (right) and his 13-year-old brother Alex prepare for last year’s Spirit of the People Powwow at Tzeachten Sportsfield. The photograph earned first place in the feature category of the Canadian Community Newspaper General Excellence Awards. (JENNA HAUCK/ THE PROGRESS)

Chilliwack Progress picks up three national newspaper awards

Progress part of strong Black Press showing at CCNA awards

The Chilliwack Progress was honoured by the Canadian Community Newspaper Association with three awards this week.

Jenna Hauck finished first in the feature photo category for a photograph she took to illustrate the Spirit of the People Powwow.

Paul Henderson earned third in the category for Outstanding Reporter Initiative for stories he did on workplace deaths in Chilliwack, and the B.C. Federation of Labour’s call for greater accountability.

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Greg Knill placed third in the Outstanding Columnist category. The entry featured three columns, which had to have been published in succession.

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The awards come on the heels of a first place finish for the Chilliwack Progress in general excellence at B.C./Yukon Community Newspaper awards – the second in two years.

Overall, Black Press did well at the annual event, which draws entries from across the country.

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