National Observer reached new heights this month, and it couldn't have happened without readers like you.

Bruce Livesey was nominated for exceptional business reporting by the National Newspaper Awards. I'm so proud to be working with him — it's one of the most prestigious journalism prizes in Canada.

You know that National Observer wouldn't even be in business without readers subscribing. Last fall, subscribers lifted National Observer out of a cash shortfall and funded more reporting, like Bruce's. His series of investigative reports on the Irving family in New Brunswick secured this nomination. Bruce spent months putting together a thorough and comprehensive look at one of Canada's most powerful families and its impact on business, politics and media in Atlantic Canada and beyond.

And would you believe that Bruce managed to do all this without actually having an office?

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National Observer investigations are produced for Canadians, and it's all thanks to readers like you.

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