L to R: Russell Mills, President, Michener Awards Foundation; Coast illustrator, Dominic Serafini; Coast president, Catherine Salisbury; publisher Christine Oreskovich; Her Excellency Sharon Johnston; His Excellency David Johnston; Tim Bousquet, reporter; Kyle Shaw, Coast editor.
The weekly newspaper received the Michener Citation of Merit for an investigation into Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly’s controversial handling of an estate for which he was executor.
The photo was taken following the Michener Award ceremony held at Rideau Hall on June 18, 2013.
The first award covered the calendar year 1970. Since then, a rich variety of news organizations have had their names inscribed on Michener trophies – print and broadcast, large and small, French and English, East and West. The Michener was also the first national journalism award open to both broadcast and print media. The award goes to the news organization itself, rather than the individual journalists involved in the story.