RTNDA Canada announces British Columbia Regional Award Recipients

Apr 26, 2008

KAMLOOPS, BC, April 26 /CNW/ - RTNDA Canada, The Association of
Electronic Journalists has honoured the best in electronic journalism in the
B.C. region in 2007. RTNDA Canada presented the coveted RTNDA Awards at the
B.C. Region Pro Dev Seminar & Awards Banquet this evening in Kamloops, B.C.
The B.C. Regional event was an outstanding success. "Congratulations to
all the winners" said RTNDA President Bob McLaughlin. "This is an incredible
accomplishment and it shows that quality journalism is thriving in Canada."
The B.C. Regional winners go on to compete for the RTNDA National Awards
to be presented at the RTNDA National Conference in Ottawa on June 21, 2008.

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The 2007 TELEVISION winners are:
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Bert Cannings Award - Best Newscast

- CFJC TV Kamloops for CFJC TV7 Evening News - (Small Market)
- CHBC News Kelowna for CHBC News @ 5 - (Medium Market)
- CHEK News Victoria for CHEK News 5 O'Clock - (Medium Market -
Honourable Mention)
- CTV British Columbia for July 24, 2007 - (Large Market)
- Global BC for News Hour December 4, 2007 - (Large Market - Honourable
Mention)

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

- CTV British Columbia for Plane Crash
- Global BC for Balloon Crash - (Honourable Mention)

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

- CTV British Columbia for Taser Death
- CFJC TV Kamloops for "Seeing Red: The Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic"
- (Honourable Mention)

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

- CHBC TV Kelowna for Hockey Fan - (Medium Market)
- CTV British Columbia for Princess Spy - (Large Market)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

- CFJC TV Kamloops for Brothers in Arms - (Small Market)
- CJDC TV for Homelessness in Dawson Creek - (Small Market - Honourable
Mention)
- A-Channel Vancouver Island for Canadian Aid in Africa - (Medium
Market)
- CHEK News Victoria for For The Kids - 10 Years of Tour de Rock -
(Medium Market - Honourable Mention)
- Channel M Vancouver for Community Reconstruction - (Large Market)

Gord Sinclair Award - Special Events

- A-Channel Vancouver Island for Vancouver Island Remembers

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

- CBC News Vancouver for Dziekanski Death: Taser Questions
- CTV British Columbia for "Riverbend" - (Honourable Mention)

Sam Ross Award - Editorial/Commentary

- Global BC for Mike McCardell Downtown Eastside Series

Trina McQueen Award - News Information Program

- CHEK News Victoria for Climate of Change

Best Videography Award

- A-Channel Vancouver Island for Leaf Sucker Upper

Best Use of New Media Award

- CBC News Vancouver for www.cbc.ca/bc

Adrienne Clarkson Award For Diversity

- CBC NEWS VANCOUVER AT SIX for Duncan McCue - Aboriginal Issues
Compilation

The 2007 RADIO winners are:
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Byron MacGregor Award - Best Newscast

- SUN FM Vernon for 6 AM News - (Small Market)

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

- Power 104 (CKLZ) Kelowna for "Pier Marine Pub Fire"

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

- CKNW News/Talk 980 Vancouver for Fight Back Fridays

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

- CBC Radio News Vancouver for Hazelton Suicide Coverage -
(Small Market)
- News1130 Vancouver for Mike Lloyd "The Offbeat" (Large Market)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

- CBC Radio One Victoria for Ahousaht Justice, Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 -
(Medium Market)
- CKNW News/Talk 980 Vancouver for Remembrance Day - (Large Market)

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

- CBC Radio Vancouver for The Robert Dziekanski Story

Sam Ross Award - Editorial/Commentary

- CKNW NEWS/TALK 980 Vancouver for "My Wife"

Peter Gzowski Award - News Information Program

- CKNW Radio Vancouver, The Christy Clark Show for Flashpoint:
Immigration

Gord Sinclair Award - Live Special Events

- CBC Radio Vancouver for Robert Pickton Verdict Special

Best Use of New Media Award

- News1130 Vancouver for News1130 Website

Adrienne Clarkson Award For Diversity

- CBC Radio One Vancouver for The Great Sales Job

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


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