On Thursday, October 12, The Globe won two Jack Webster Awards, which recognize excellence in journalism in British Columbia, for the newspaper’s work on the opioid crisis and the possible expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline.
The B.C. bureau’s Cheque Day project won for best breaking news reporting – print. Globe journalists spent 24 hours on the streets of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to get a first-hand look at the fentanyl overdose epidemic on Cheque Day – the day each month when income-assistance cheques are handed out.
“Investigating the national opioid epidemic and explaining policies that will decide our environmental future are central to our role. We are delighted to receive these recognitions,”The Globe’s editor-in-chief David Walmsley
The Globe’s coverage of B.C.’s campaign-finance laws was also nominated in the breaking-news category. The newspaper’s reporting showed there are few limits on political fundraising in the province.
The Globe has won multiple Webster awards in the past two years. Presented by the Jack Webster Foundation, the awards recognize the work of B.C.-based journalists in print, radio, television and online.
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