RTNDA Canada announces British Columbia Regional Award Recipients



    VANCOUVER, June 6 /CNW/ - RTNDA Canada, The Association of Electronic
Journalists has honoured the best in electronic journalism in the B.C. region
in 2008. RTNDA Canada presented the coveted RTNDA Awards at the B.C. Region
Awards Banquet this evening in Vancouver, B.C.
    The B.C. Regional event was an outstanding success. "Congratulations to
all the winners" said RTNDA President Cal Johnstone. "These awards underline
the value of local news coverage to Canadian communities."

    
    The 2008 TELEVISION winners are:
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    Bert Cannings Award - Best Newscast

    -   CFJC Kamloops for CFJC Evening News - (Small Market)
    -   'A' British Columbia for 'A' NEWS AT 5 - (Medium Market)
    -   CTV British Columbia for CTV News at Six - (Large Market)

    Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

    -   CHBC News for Windstorm 2008
    -   CBC News Vancouver at Eleven for Church Collapse - (Honourable
        Mention)

    Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

    -   CBC News Vancouver at Six for Prescriptions for Profit
    -   Global B.C. for Thailand Sex Tourism Series (Honourable Mention)

    Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

    -   CFJC Kamloops for A.L.S. Walk - (Small Market)
    -   'A' British Columbia for Dave Hay Retires - (Medium Market)
    -   CTV British Columbia for Red Devils - (Large Market)
    -   CBC News Vancouver at Six for Pristine Lakes (Large Market -
        Honourable Mention)

    Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

    -   CFJC TV Kamloops for Remembering Afghanistan - (Small Market)
    -   CTV British Columbia for B-17 Bomber - (Large Market)

    Gord Sinclair Award - Special Events

    -   CTV British Columbia for House of Gold

    Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

    -   CBC News Vancouver at Six for Non-Returnable Warrants
    -   Global B.C. for Polish Taser Investigation - (Honourable Mention)

    Best Videography Award

    -   CBC News Vancouver at Six for Skiing Sisters

    Adrienne Clarkson Award For Diversity

    -   CTV British Columbia for CTV First Story - Taan, Bears of Haida Gwaii

    The 2008 RADIO winners are:
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    Byron MacGregor Award - Best Newscast

    -   CKBZ Kamloops for B100 Noon News - (Medium Market)
    -   CBC Radio News for B.C. Today - (Large Market)
    -   CKNW News-Talk 980 for Major News at 8 - (Large Market - Honourable
        Mention)

    Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

    -   CBC Radio News for After the Avalanche

    Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

    -   CBC Radio News for Dirty Dollars

    Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

    -   CKNW News-Talk 980 for No Scalpel, No Needle, No Children - (Large
        Market)
    -   CBC Radio One Vancouver for B.C. 150 Vignettes (Large Market -
        Honourable Mention)
    -   CBC Radio News for Sheila Cantor Graduates (Large Market - Honourable
        Mention)

    Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

    -   CBC North Radio Yellowknife for A Bomb - (Small Market)
    -   CKNW News/Talk 980 for Addiction: A Mother's Hope - (Large Market)

    Gord Sinclair - Live Special Events

    -   CBC Radio Vancouver for Snowstorm

    Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

    -   CBC Radio News Vancouver for Ace Henderson

    Sam Ross Award - Editorial/Commentary

    -   CKNW News-Talk 980 for The Coalition is not a Coup
    -   CKNW News-Talk 980 for Hurt Feelings - It's Not a Hate Crime
        (Honourable Mention)

    Peter Gzowski Award - News Information Program

    -   CBC North Radio Yellowknife for Addictions Show

    Adrienne Clarkson Award For Diversity

    -   CBC North Radio Yellowknife for Waterheart
    

    RTNDA Canada is the voice of electronic journalists and news managers in
Canada. The members of RTNDA Canada recognize the responsibility of broadcast
journalists to promote and to protect the freedom to report independently
about matters of public interest and to present a wide range of expressions,
opinions and ideas. The RTNDA Canada Code of Ethics, adopted by the Canadian
Broadcast Standards Council, is used to measure fairness and accuracy in our
profession.





For further information:

For further information: Sherry Denesha, Operations Manager, RTNDA
Canada at (416) 756-2213 or email: sherry@rtndacanada.com

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