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Trio of silvers for Free Press at online publishing awards

The Winnipeg Free Press was awarded silver medals in three categories at the 2013 COPA (Canadian Online Publishing Awards) Best of Canada Awards celebration Wednesday night in Toronto.

In the best news coverage category, the Free Press received silver for stories by Randy Turner, Carolin Vesely and Bartley Kives.

Members of the Operation Walk surgical team from Winnipeg help a patient in Nicaragua in October 2012. The Walk of Life feature by Phil Hossack and Melissa Tait took a silver medal in the best multimedia feature category at the 2013 Canadian Online Publishing Awards on Nov. 13.

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Members of the Operation Walk surgical team from Winnipeg help a patient in Nicaragua in October 2012. The Walk of Life feature by Phil Hossack and Melissa Tait took a silver medal in the best multimedia feature category at the 2013 Canadian Online Publishing Awards on Nov. 13. Photo Store

The Free Press also earned silver in the best multimedia feature category for the Walk of Life feature by Melissa Tait and Phil Hossack. It was the story of a surgical team from Winnipeg in Latin America taking part in Operation Walk, a program that helps people in developing nations walk again by performing knee replacement surgeries.

The Free Press was also recognized with silver in the best companion website category.

Free Press education reporter Nick Martin was nominated in the best blog category.

"I am delighted with the three silvers that recognize the outstanding journalism our newsroom serves up for our online audience," said Free Press editor Paul Samyn. "Winning three silvers from the four nominations we received is proof that what the Free Press is doing digitally is among the best in Canada."

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Updated on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 10:05 PM CST: tweaks copy.

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