Three Daily News reporters have been nominated in two categories for the 2013 Jack Webster Awards.
Catherine Litt and Michele Young were named in the community reporting category for A Duty to Remember, a historical account of the murder of three police officers at Peterson Creek 50 years earlier.
Cam Fortems and Michele Young were nominated in the science, technology, health and environment category for Condition Critical, a series of articles examining the state of rural health care in the region. Here are the main stories: A crucial twenty-four minutes, Sorry, nobody's home, and Chasing after solutions.
A double nominee, Young said the recognition shows what good journalism could do.
"It's nice to see hard work recognized," she said.
Young also credited Litt with developing the Peterson Creek feature.
"She comes up with great ideas that resulted in many of our awards and nominations. It's all about great ideas and then following through," Young said.
Daily News publisher Tim Shoults said this is the latest in a long line of nominations for the city's only daily newspaper.
"Once again, we are thrilled and proud to be honoured by our peers with these nominations," said Shoults. "We believe strongly that solid journalism that informs and enlightens our community is its own reward, but let's face it, awards are very nice as well."
Other nominees from Kamloops include Kent Simmonds and James Peters of CFJC-TV for Scott Casey, In the Devil's Courthouse — the story of a Canadian soldier who was among peacekeepers in the former Yugoslavia.
Winners will be named Oct. 30 in Vancouver.