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We gratefully acknowledge our sponosors of the 2020 Jack Webster Awards:

The 1996 Jack Webster Awards Winners and Finalists

Photos by Dave Thomson

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1996 Jack Webster Awards winners
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Best Reporting - Print
Jeff Lee
Vancouver Sun
BC Based Foreign Lottery Schemes
  • David Baines – Vancouver Sun – Arakis Energy's Stock Surge
  • Larry Pynn – Vancouver Sun – Bottled Water Woes

Best Reporting - Radio
CBC Radio Newsroom
CBC Radio
Gustafsen Lake Standoff
  • Gord McDonald – CKNW – Gustafsen Lake Stadoff
  • Philip Till and the World Tonight – CKNW – Oklahoma-One Year Later

Best Reporting - Television
Wayne Williams/Pnina Bloch
Missing Information
  • Margo Harper – CBC TV – In the Name of the Law
  • Erica Johnson – CBC TV – Rayfay/Burns

Best Feature
Bruce Grierson
Georgia Straight
The Chimera and the Clock
  • Douglas Todd – Vancouver Sun – Should Valuable Artifacts be Repatriated?
  • Ed Watson – CHEK TV – Night Shift

Award of Distinction
Gareth Kirkby
Burnaby News
A Fork in the River
  • Mike Howell – Georgia Straight – Surviving the Killing Fields
  • Patricia Wheeler/Cris Prystay – Whister Question – Whistler Doctor Suspended

Jean Cormier Business, Industry & Economics Award
John Schreiner
Financial Post
  • Jon Ferry – BC Business – Diamond Bob
  • Kimberly Halkett – Loans Across the Border

Best Reporting - Chinese Language
Eric Chan and Irvin Au-Yeung
Ming Pao
Between Man and Bears
  • Ming Pao Daily Newsroom – Ming Pao – A Sensitive Issue
  • Winnie Hwo – Fairchild TV – Shooting Up

Best Visual Image
Andrew Tolson
Abbotsford News
Mr. Mom Grows Up
  • Jeff Vinnick – Reuters News – Birth of a Beluga

Barry Lando Science & Technology Award
Wendy McLellan
The Province
Hunting a Tiny Predator
  • Shawn Blore – Georgia Straight – Science, Sleuths and Sea Lions
  • Douglas Todd – Vancouver Sun – Techno-Babies

Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award
George Garrett

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