Capital News reporter’s writing excellence acknowledged

Kathy Michaels excellence in writing has garnered her a second place finish in the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards.

  • Fri Mar 27th, 2015 8:00pm
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Kathy Michaels

Capital News reporter Kathy Michaels has come in second for a national journalism award for excellence in writing.

Michaels won silver for the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards, Best Business Writing category for a newspaper with circulation of 10,000 and over. The Capital News’ circulation currently stands at 45,590 copies twice weekly.

Her winning article was headlined A Tale of Two Markets. It tells the story of the struggle sellers at the Kelowna Farmers’ Market went through deciding whether to stay at their traditional rented location in a parking lot on Springfield Road east of the downtown core, or move to a proposed site in the north end of Kelowna that would be permanent.

The same story by Michaels is a finalist for a Ma Murray Award—B.C.’s excellence in journalism writing—in the business writing category. The winner will be announced April 25 in Vancouver.

In addition to Michaels’ accolades, the Capital News came in first in the CCNAs for Outstanding Community Service for a paper with circulation over 10,000.