Chilliwack Times reporter Tyler Olsen has earned another Jack Webster Award nomination for community reporting.
Olsen's story, "Living in a Death Trap," is about a mother and son's hoarding compulsion and a local firefighter's inability to find them help.
This is Olsen's third nomination in a row. He won the Jack Webster Award for community reporting in 2011 for a four-part series on marijuana grow operations in Chilliwack.
"The Chilliwack Times is very proud of Tyler's thirdyear-in-a-row Jack Webster Award nomination," said Times publisher Nick Bastaja. "It just goes to show the level of commitment and consistency Tyler brings to Times readers through his reporting."
Olsen's story is up against fellow Glacier Media newspaper Kamloops Daily News ("A Duty to Remember," by Catherine Litt and Michele Young), and online newsmagazine The Tyee ("Crossborder Coal War?, by David P. Ball).
Winners will be announced at the 27th annual Jack Webster Awards dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver.
Christie Blatchford, columnist for the National Post and Postmedia News, is the featured speaker at the awards dinner.
CTV News at Six coanchors Tamara Taggart and Mike Killeen take on this year's hosting duties.
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