Campbell River Mirror Editor Alistair Taylor received a Silver Quill Award from the Canadian Community Newspapers Association on the weekend.
Taylor was presented the award in recognition of “25 years of distinguished service to the newspaper industry.”
Taylor has actually worked in the industry for 29 years, 26 of them as editor of the Mirror. He started his career with a short stint at the Delta Optimist before moving to the Yukon News in Whitehorse where he worked for two-and-a-half years before taking up the editor’s position at the Mirror in 1989.
He’s seen a lot of changes in the industry and at the Mirror over the years but attributes his long tenure in the job to his love for the community as a place to start and raise a family as well as the greatest co-workers, working environment and employer you could ever want.
“I’ve never had a better offer than what I have here in Campbell River,” Taylor said.
Taylor met his wife Lynne in Whitehorse and they moved to Campbell River in 1989 where they soon welcomed to their family son Robbie and daughter Hannah.
Along the way, Taylor has received industry awards for writing and photography as well as helping guide the paper to general excellence awards over the years, most recently last year.
The Silver Quill was presented at the British Columbia and Yukon Newspapers Association’s annual Ma Murray Awards gala held in Richmond on Saturday.