From Left to Right: Dick Wallace, London Free Press Photographer, His Excellency Jules Léger, Her Excellency Mrs. Léger, and George Hutchison, Free Press reporter holding Michener Award trophy.
The London Free Press was co-winner of the 1975 Michener Award for a five part series on pollution and mercury poisoning affecting some of Ontario’s aboriginal communities.
The Michener Award, founded in 1970 by the late Right Honourable Roland Michener, then Governor General, honours and celebrates outstanding public service in journalism. Entries are judged particularly for their professionalism and their impact on the public. Daily and weekly newspapers, news agencies, radio and television stations and networks and periodicals are eligible.