The Globe wins B.C. awards for stories on Trans Mountain pipeline, opioids

By Globe Media Group

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.

The Globe also won the Jack Webster Award for Excellence in Digital Journalism for Weigh Anchor, an exploration of what the expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline would mean for Vancouver and British Columbia. Last week, the project won the Explanatory Reporting category in the international Online Journalism Awards.
“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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