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Local reporter wins CMHA Ontario media award

August 14, 2014

Heather Rivers, reporter with the Woodstock Sentinel Review has been named the recipient of the 2014 CMHA Ontario Media Award for excellence reporting on mental health and addictions issues at the local level.

From left to right: CMHA Ontario Communications Director Joe Kim; Woodstock Sentinel Review Reporter Heather Rivers; CMHA Oxford Executive Director Mike McMahon.

From left to right: CMHA Ontario Communications Director Joe Kim; Woodstock Sentinel Review Reporter Heather Rivers; CMHA Oxford Executive Director Mike McMahon.

Rivers was chosen for her excellent body of work over the past year, which has raised dialogue and reduced the stigma surrounding mental health in her community of Woodstock, just east of London, Ontario.

Rivers was honoured with the award at a presentation ceremony at CMHA Oxford County Branch on August 7th.

The honour is the latest recognition for the award-winning reporter. Rivers has received awards for her reporting from her local police service, the Ontario Newspaper Association, Canadian Association of Journalists and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario.

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