Greater Victoria Black Press journalists win big at Canadian newspaper awards

Oak Bay scores high with four awards in national competition

Greater Victoria’s Black Press reporters are among the best in photography, video and writing, according ot the 2019 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards. From Sidney to Sooke, local teams took home a total of eight awards in the national competition.

“We are incredibly proud of our team. They continue to go above and beyond to serve our communities with breaking news coverage, in-depth investigations, and profiles on the outstanding individuals in Greater Victoria,” said Katherine Engqvist, bureau chief for Black Press’ Greater Victoria editorial hub. “We’ve been working hard to bring you news faster online as well as more in-depth coverage in our print editions. If you missed any of the stories listed below, take a moment to check them out, you won’t be disappointed.”

Keri Coles won gold in Best Feature Series for “Teen opioid death spurs call for change” in the Oak Bay News. She was also golden in the news photo category for her circulation with the image “Relative stare down: grandson gets arrested.”

(Keri Coles/News Staff)

Arnold Lim finished third in his circulation class for his Victoria News photo “Driver slams through coffee shop.”

(Arnold Lim/News Staff)

The Oak Bay News also earned a blue ribbon in its circulation class while the Peninsula News Review earned third place for its holiday edition.

The Sooke News Mirror finished first in the best multimedia feature for “Letter to my former self”. The story by reporter Dawn Gibson featured photos and a video shot and edited by Lim. It followed Gibson throughout the day to document a day in the life of a first-time boxer.

The Oak Bay News finished third in the same category for another Coles’ creation – ‘Cycleangelo’ rolls out fresh tracks.

Gibson also scored gold for the Sooke News Mirror in business writing for “Port Renfrew reborn.”



c.vanreeuwyk@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

$11 million overdraw for McKenzie Interchange construction

The project has been delayed multiple times and is now estimating a budget of $96 million

Alzheimer Society calls for helpline volunteers in Greater Victoria

Charity is in ‘urgent need’ as calls on the rise

Council pursues water line extension for north Sooke

Properties affected by Highway 14 project may see water service

Juan de Fuca Marine Trail re-opens after lengthy repairs

The trail has been closed since February

Convicted drug trafficker asks Victoria courtroom for chance to ‘turn this around’

Horst Schirmer sentenced for convictions on five counts of possession related to trafficking

VIDEO: Trans Mountain expansion project gets green light, again

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the decision in Ottawa on Tuesday afternoon

Man to be sentenced for sexual abuse of young girl in Nanaimo

Stephen Mark Castleden also sentenced for child pornography-related charges

MPs hear retired B.C. nurse’s petition to change compensation for fatal medical errors

Teri McGrath wants provinces to implement no-fault system for medical errors

Horgan says he’ll still defend B.C. coast after second Trans Mountain approval

Meanwhile, one B.C. First Nation has announced plans for a legal challenge

VIDEO: Firefighters stop blaze from spreading after BMW crashes at Saratoga Speedway

Victoria-based businessmen were ‘corner training’ on Father’s Day when incident took place

Demonstrators on either side of Trans Mountain debate clash in Vancouver

Crowd heard from member of Indigenous-led coalition that hopes to buy 51% of expansion project

POLL: Do you support the government’s decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion?

The federal government announced Tuesday its approval for the Trans Mountain pipeline… Continue reading

Grieving B.C. mom hopes Facebook message leads to new investigation into son’s Surrey homicide

Criminal Justice Branch didn’t lay charges, concluding no substantial likelihood of murder or manslaughter conviction

Ginger Goodwin’s Cumberland cemetery grave desecrated

Just days before the Miners Memorial weekend, Ginger Goodwin’s grave has been… Continue reading

Most Read