RTNDA Canada announces British Columbia Regional Award Recipients

VANCOUVER, June 5 /CNW/ - RTNDA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists has honoured the best in electronic journalism in the B.C. region in 2009. 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 TELEVISION WINNERS ARE:

    Bert Cannings Award - Best Newscast
    -   CFJC TV Kamloops for CFJC Evening News May 13, 2009 - (Small Market)
    -   /A\ Vancouver Island for /A\ News at 5 (Medium Market)
    -   CTV British Columbia for CTV News at Six July 19th, 2009 - (Large
        Market)

    Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity
    -   CTV BC for Olympic Resistance Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News
    -   Global BC for News Hour Lillooet Fire
    -   CHBC News for Truck Fire - (Honourable Mention)
    -   CFJC TV Kamloops for Martin Mt. Fire - August 30, 2009 - (Honourable
        Mention)

    Use of New Media
    -   CBC News Vancouver for www.CBC.ca/BC - BC Votes 2009

    Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative
    -   CBC News Vancouver at Six for Disgraced Doctor

    Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature
    -   CFJC TV Kamloops for Dreamlift 2009 (Small Market)
    -   /A\ Vancouver Island for Square Dancing Centenarian - (Medium Market)
    -   CTV British Columbia for Secrets of the Deep - (Large Market)

    Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature
    -   /A\ Vancouver Island for Islanders In Nepal (Medium Market)
    -   CTV British Columbia for Walk On (Large Market)
    -   Global BC for Lifestyle Challenges (Large Market - Honourable
        Mention)

    Gord Sinclair - Live Special Events
    -   CBC Vancouver for News Day
    -   CHBC News for West Kelowna Fire (Honourable Mention)

    Hugh Haugland Award - Creative Use of Video
    -   Global BC for Fastest in the West

    Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage
    -   Global BC for BC's Gangland
    -   CTV British Columbia for After the Fire The Joshua Peng Story -
        (Honourable Mention)

    Sam Ross - Editorial/Commentary
    -   Global BC for The Obama Effect

    Trina McQueen Award - News Information Program
    -   CHEK TV for Island 30 - Exploring the Olympic Peninsula

    THE RADIO WINNERS ARE:

    Byron MacGregor Award - Best Newscast
    -   CKBZ Kamloops, BC for B-100 Noon News (Small Market)
    -   CBC Radio Kelowna for CBC Radio Daybreak 7:30 News - (Medium Market)
    -   CKNW NewsTalk 980AM for 8:00AM Major Newscast - (Large Market)

    Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity
    -   CBC Radio for Faith in China 60 Years of Religion Under Communist
        Rule

    Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News
    -   CKNW NewsTalk 980AM for Manhole Explosion

    Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative
    -   CBC Vancouver for CBC News Reality Check

    Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature
    -   CKNW NewsTalk 980AM for Rootdown Farm - (Large Market)
    -   CKNW Newstalk 980AM for Kelowna Evacuees - (Large Market - Honourable
        Mention)

    Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature
    -   CBC Radio - Daybreak North for Last Call: Fetal Alcohol - (Small
        Market)
    -   CBC Radio Vancouver for No Fixed Address (Large Market)

    Gord Sinclair Award - Live Special Events
    -   CBC Radio Vancouver for Rock and Roll High School Finale On the Coast

    Peter Gzowski Award - News Information Program
    -   CBC Radio Vancouver for The Early Edition

    Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage
    -   CKNW NewsTalk 980AM for The World Today Gang Coverage
    -   CBC Radio Vancouver for Three Days of Wildfire - (Honourable Mention)
    -   AM 1150 - Sun FM - Silk FM - Astral Media Radio Kelowna for Firewatch
        2009 (Honourable Mention)

    Sam Ross Award - Editorial/Commentary
    -   CKNW NewsTalk 980AM for Citizenship Guide
    

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.

SOURCE RTNDA Canada

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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