(Left to right seated) Standard reporters; Kevin McMahon, Doug Herod, Michael Clarkson and Kevin Cavanagh; standing left, Standard publisher, Henry Burgoyne; standing right, Standard managing editor Murray Thomson.
The 1985 Honourable Mention citation was presented to the St. Catharine’s Standard at a Government House ceremony in Ottawa, November 7, 1986. The newspaper was recognized for a sensitive and intensive series of stories on the implications of a washroom-sex scandal and the effect on the local community.
The Michener Awards, founded in 1970 by the late Right Honourable Roland Michener, then Governor General, goes to a news organization. The judges’ decisions are heavily influenced by the degree of public benefit generated by the print and broadcast projects submitted for consideration.