Awards

Best of the WestShore 2020
Best of the WestShore 2020
Port Hardy Mountie honoured by International Association of Chiefs of Police

Port Hardy Mountie honoured by International Association of Chiefs of Police

Corp. Chris Voller was named by the IACP as one of the 40 under 40 awardees for 2020.

Port Hardy Mountie honoured by International Association of Chiefs of Police
Alessia Cara performs “Querer Mejor” at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala honoring Juanes at the MGM Conference Center on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Las Vegas. Alessia Cara emerged the top winner at this year’s Juno Awards, picking up three trophies in the streaming ceremony. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Chris Pizzello

Alessia Cara wins a leading three Juno Awards at streaming ceremony

Running a bit over 90 minutes, the Junos were handed out at historic speed, with 42 categories announced

Alessia Cara performs “Querer Mejor” at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala honoring Juanes at the MGM Conference Center on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Las Vegas. Alessia Cara emerged the top winner at this year’s Juno Awards, picking up three trophies in the streaming ceremony. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Chris Pizzello
Shane Baker is the 2020 recipient of the B.C. Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Inclusion, Democracy and Reconciliation. (Courtesy of Camosun College)

Camosun student receives prestigious honour for his work in making the school more accessible for all

Shane Baker received the B.C. Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Inclusion, Democracy and Reconciliation

Shane Baker is the 2020 recipient of the B.C. Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Inclusion, Democracy and Reconciliation. (Courtesy of Camosun College)
Grade five student Nathan Papps won $30,000 for Habitat for Humanity Victoria with his poem, ‘Where the Heart Lives.’ (Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity Victoria)

Victoria student wins $30,000 for Habitat for Humanity Victoria

Student’s grand prize win helps fund builds in Central Saanich, North Saanich

Grade five student Nathan Papps won $30,000 for Habitat for Humanity Victoria with his poem, ‘Where the Heart Lives.’ (Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity Victoria)
A Grade 11 student from Mount Douglas Secondary has been named one of 16 recipients of the Beaverbrook Vimy Prize – a two week, all-expenses-paid trip through Europe. (Google Streetview)

Saanich high school student wins free educational trip through Europe

Beaverbrook Vimy Prize centers on First, Second World War history

A Grade 11 student from Mount Douglas Secondary has been named one of 16 recipients of the Beaverbrook Vimy Prize – a two week, all-expenses-paid trip through Europe. (Google Streetview)
Steven Baileys, with the Intercultural Association of Greater Victoria, was one of three Victoria residents recognized by the province during the Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Awards. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Province recognizes three Greater Victoria residents for work to combat racism

The three residents were recognized during the Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Awards

Steven Baileys, with the Intercultural Association of Greater Victoria, was one of three Victoria residents recognized by the province during the Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Awards. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Look for the results of the 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards in a July edition of the Peninsula News Review. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vote for your favourite Peninsula businesses

Voting extended for annual Readers’ Choice Awards

Look for the results of the 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards in a July edition of the Peninsula News Review. (Black Press Media file photo)
FILE – Abbotsford News editor Andy Holota takes home the columnist award at the 2017 Ma Murrays. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Black Press Media winners shine at B.C. and Yukon journalism awards

Publications received nods in dozens of categories

FILE – Abbotsford News editor Andy Holota takes home the columnist award at the 2017 Ma Murrays. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
2020 Juno Awards nominees were announced on Jan. 28, 2020. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Pop singer Lights, Ewan Currie of Sheepdogs among Juno Awards presenters

Dallas Smith, Felix Cartal and Nuela Charles nominated for big awards

2020 Juno Awards nominees were announced on Jan. 28, 2020. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
VIDEO: Black Press Media editor Sarah Grochowski up for an Emmy Award

VIDEO: Black Press Media editor Sarah Grochowski up for an Emmy Award

Her 2018 documentary segment Highway Mike uncovers the opioid crisis in Harlem, New York

VIDEO: Black Press Media editor Sarah Grochowski up for an Emmy Award
Abbotsford News editor Andy Holota takes home the columnist award at the 2017 Ma Murrays. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

‘Be Ready’ feature garners award nomination for Black Press Media’s Greater Victoria team

Victoria reporter among three ‘new journalist of the year’ winners

Abbotsford News editor Andy Holota takes home the columnist award at the 2017 Ma Murrays. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
FILE – Abbotsford News editor Andy Holota takes home the columnist award at the 2017 Ma Murrays. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
FILE – Abbotsford News editor Andy Holota takes home the columnist award at the 2017 Ma Murrays. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Get ready to hear a Mighty roar at the Capital Ballroom

Get ready to hear a Mighty roar at the Capital Ballroom

Polaris Prize-winning rapper and hip hop artist Haviah Mighty plays Victoria on March 1

Get ready to hear a Mighty roar at the Capital Ballroom
Lorne Frame received the National Order of the Legion of Honour for his time in France during the Second World War. (Sarah Schuchard/News Staff)

Victoria veteran receives the National Order of the Legion of Honour

Lorne Frame was pilot for the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War

Lorne Frame received the National Order of the Legion of Honour for his time in France during the Second World War. (Sarah Schuchard/News Staff)
Saanich Coun. Zac de Vries (left to right), Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes and Colwood Mayor Rob Martin attended the 2020 Small Business BC award gala in Vancouver. (Photo courtesy Fred Haynes)

Saanich wins 2020 Small Business BC award at Vancouver gala

‘Saanich is definitely open for business,’ mayor says

Saanich Coun. Zac de Vries (left to right), Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes and Colwood Mayor Rob Martin attended the 2020 Small Business BC award gala in Vancouver. (Photo courtesy Fred Haynes)
Alessia Cara is on a roll, being nominated for six 2020 Juno Awards. She was named Tuesday as host of the awards ceremony, on March 15 at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon. Photo by Olivia Alta

Alessia Cara to host and perform at 2020 Juno Awards

Multi-platinum Canadian singer-songwriter also up for six awards, including Artist of the Year

  • Jan 28, 2020
Alessia Cara is on a roll, being nominated for six 2020 Juno Awards. She was named Tuesday as host of the awards ceremony, on March 15 at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon. Photo by Olivia Alta
Chief Const. Del Manak (left) stands with three of his officers: Const. Tristan Williams, Const. Kelsi Yoxall and Const. Kevin Nystedt who each received awards of valour from Lt.-gov. Janet Austin on Nov. 21. (Twitter/ChiefManak)

Three VicPD officers honoured with award of valour from Lieutenant Governor

The officers were among 114 BC law enforcement member recognized for bravery and dedication

Chief Const. Del Manak (left) stands with three of his officers: Const. Tristan Williams, Const. Kelsi Yoxall and Const. Kevin Nystedt who each received awards of valour from Lt.-gov. Janet Austin on Nov. 21. (Twitter/ChiefManak)
Elaine Bayles, educational assistant at Glanford Middle School, has been nominated for a Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education. (Black Press File Photo)

Saanich teacher finalist for Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education

Elaine Bayles of Glanford middle school nominated for the Outstanding Support-Teaching Assistant award

Elaine Bayles, educational assistant at Glanford Middle School, has been nominated for a Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education. (Black Press File Photo)
Tristan Pakosh is proud of the work he does through the program and is grateful for the guidance he’s received. (Courtesy Tristan Pakosh)

Local student does 100 volunteer hours in one month, earns civic service award

Tristan Pakosh received a Victoria police award for his work

Tristan Pakosh is proud of the work he does through the program and is grateful for the guidance he’s received. (Courtesy Tristan Pakosh)