Georgia Straight writers Travis Lupick and Daniel Wood nominated for Jack Webster Foundation awards

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      The Jack Webster Foundation has announced its list of nominees for its annual B.C. journalism awards.

      And two articles by Georgia Straight writers are on the list.

      Travis Lupick was nominated for a Jack Webster Award for Excellence in Legal Journalism for an article about the correctional system.

      "Former inmate shares his story of B.C. prisons' revolving doors" focused on a young Surrey man's struggles, which included not having access to mental-health medication or any community support after his release.

      Daniel Wood was nominated for a Jack Webster Award for Science, Technology, Health and Environment for a cover story about hunting.

      "Can grizzly bear watchers end the trophy hunt?" suggested that far more money can be generated through ecotourism than from killing B.C.'s most fearsome carnivore.

      This year's lifetime achievement award will go to Globe and Mail columnist Gary Mason.