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The Burnaby NOW/New Westminster Record newsroom came home with three awards after last night’s 2021 Ma Murray Awards.

The awards are presented every year by the B.C. and Yukon Community NewsMedia Association.

The Burnaby NOW took home two golds.

Photographer Jennifer Gauthier won the night for the top sports photo in the over-10,000 circulation category. Her winning shot was a November 2020 photograph showing a masked speed skater in pandemic training at the Kensington arena.

The reporting duo of Cornelia Naylor and former NOW reporter Dustin Godfrey also took gold for their two-part series Loneliness and Loss, which explored the impacts of the pandemic on seniors in long-term care and their families.

The New Westminster Record earned bronze in Arts & Culture Writing, for a piece by Julie MacLellan exploring the Massey Theatre’s emergence out of the pandemic with a return to live music in the fall.

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