This photo of Candace Green, an apprentice welder on the new Kootenay Lake ferry, has been nominated for a provincial journalism award. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

This photo of Candace Green, an apprentice welder on the new Kootenay Lake ferry, has been nominated for a provincial journalism award. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson Star gets surprise extra Ma Murray nomination

Reporter Bill Metcalfe has been nominated for a provincial photography award

We got another one!

Reporter Bill Metcalfe has been nominated for a Ma Murray provincial journalism award.

The BC and Yukon Community Newspaper Awards said Wednesday it had mistakenly missed Metcalfe’s nomination under the Portrait/Personality Photo award for papers with a circulation of under 10,000 when finalists were previously announced in March.

Metcalfe is nominated for a photo of apprentice welder Candace Green, who was on the job at the construction site for the new Kootenay Lake ferry in December.

The Star is now up for five awards ahead of the annual ceremony in Richmond on May 14.

Editor-reporter Tyler Harper has also been nominated for four awards.

Harper is nominated for Feature Article (under 10,000 circulation) for The dogs of Al Magaw, about a Salmo kennel owner who had his dogs taken by the BC SPCA.

Under Outdoor Recreation Writing, Harper’s story In Nelson’s forests, trail building becomes an art puts the spotlight on the craft of trail building.

Harper’s story Internet famous: Abbotsford’s Kris Collins is a TikTok comedy queen is up for Arts and Culture Writing.

He’s also nominated for Historical Writing for The trials of Edmund Bodine: How a Kootenay woman’s parents defended Japanese officers during the Second World War.