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The 2017 Jack Webster Awards Winners and Finalists

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Best Breaking News Reporting - Print
  • Kim Bolan – The Vancouver Sun/The Province – Death of an Angel
  • Kathy Tomlinson, Gary Mason, Justine Hunter – The Globe and Mail – Wild West Politics

Best Breaking News Reporting - Radio
  • Charmaine de Silva – CKNW Radio – Developers Behaving Badly: Cracking down on Illegal Hotels
  • News 1130 Newsroom – News 1130 – Langley Condo Fire

Best Breaking News Reporting - Television
Presented in memory of Keith Bradbury
  • Jill Krop, Doug Sydora, Michael Hennigar, Rumina Daya, Nadia Stewart, Tony Clark, Cody Chaban – Global News – Fire Chief Search
  • Jill Krop, Michael Hennigar, Doug Sydora, Aaron McArthur, Steve Lyon, Paul Rowand, Pat Bell, Cody Chaban – Global News – Truck Diver Rescue

Excellence in Feature/Enterprise Reporting - Print
  • Katie DeRosa – Times Colonist – Man living in shed highlights revolving door of criminal justice system
  • Gordon Hoekstra – The Vancouver Sun – Seismic rift

Excellence in Feature/Enterprise Reporting - Radio
  • Stephen Quinn, Bridgette Watson, Theresa Lalonde, Lee Rosevere – CBC Radio One – DIY Death: Rite at Home
  • Josh Pagé – CBC Kelowna – Towns on the Clock

Excellence in Feature/Enterprise Reporting - Television
  • Natalie Clancy, Eric Rankin, Lisa Johnson, Justin McElroy, Manjula Dufresne, Yvette Brend, Cathy Kearney, Steve Lus, Amar Parmar, Fred Gagnon, Cliff Shim, Karen Burgess – CBC Vancouver – Frontlines of Fentanyl
  • Curt Petrovich, Helen Slinger, Yvette Brend – CBC – Lost on Arrival

Jack Webster Award for Excellence in Digital Journalism
  • Travis Lupick – Georgia Straight Newspaper – A data-driven look at the recent past and near future of the Downtown Eastside
  • Lori Culbert – The Vancouver Sun/The Province – The Data on Dope

Jack Webster Business, Industry & Economics Award
Endowed by Jean Cormier
  • Kathy Tomlinson – The Globe and Mail – Losing the Farm
  • Rachel Sanders – The Tyee – Slaves to Tips: How BC Laws Fuel Sexism on the Job

Best Reporting - Chinese Language
  • Andy Cheung, Edward Chun, Kelvin Chung, Jose Ng – CHMB AM 1320 – Drug Abuse: Point of No Return?
  • Victor Ho, Edward Liu – Sing Tao Daily – Vanishing Chinese Story in BC Historic Sites

Jack Webster Award for Community Reporting
  • Phil McLachlan – The Free Press – 58 years into her life, Marsha Bradcoe found herself
  • Marty Hastings – Kamloops This Week – Wedding night turns tragic; Adkin dies of OD

Jack Webster Award for Excellence in Legal Journalism
Sponsored by the Law Society of British Columbia
  • Bal Brach – CBC Vancouver – Kidney transplant patients left without caretaker after visitor visa refused
  • Louise Dickson, Lindsay Kines – The Times Colonist – Sheriff Shortage Sets Accused Drug Dealers Free

Jack Webster Award for Science, Technology, Health & Environment
  • Alison Broddle, Franny Karlinsky, Michelle Eliot, Rafferty Baker, Justin McElroy, Tina Lovgreen, Yvette Brend, Maryse Zeidler, Tamara Baluja, Farrah Merali, Peter Scobie, Richard Zussman, Jesse Johnston, Michael McArthur – CBC Vancouver – The Fentanyl Fix
  • Amorina Kingdon, Daniel Wood – Hakai Magazine – Vancouver's Port Expansion

City Mike Award (Commentator of the Year)
Presented in memory of Linda Webster

Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award
Kim Bolan
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Bill Good Award
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