2024 West Region Awards Finalists

RTDNA Canada Announces 2024 West Region Awards Finalists


Vancouver, BC (June 10, 2024) – RTDNA Canada is pleased to recognize excellence in digital and broadcast journalism with the Regional Awards of Excellence.


RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best journalists, programs, platforms, stations, and news gathering organizations in audio, digital and video.


Regional awards winners will be announced on TBC.


Congratulations to the finalists for their excellent work!


2024 RTDNA Awards West Region Finalists





Best Podcast

CBC Prince Rupert                    The Urbariginal 

Rogers Frequency Network        Whiskey Creek: Island Crime Season 5


Breaking News (Small/Medium Market)

CBC Yukon       N.W.T. wildfires prompt territorial evacuation order: CBC Yukon special broadcast

CBC Kelowna    Tumbler Ridge on Alert: Radio West covers the West Kiskatinaw River wildfire


Breaking News (Large Market)

980 CKNW                    Decampment in the Downtown Eastside 05-Apr-23

CBC British Columbia    Fast Moving Fire: McDougall Creek wildfire descends on the Okanagan

CityNews 1130              Coquitlam Officer Shooting       


Excellence in Editing

CBC Yukon                   In the loop: The art of sampling in a Whitehorse studio

CBC Vancouver            Choosing Vancouver’s Beer of the Summer       


Excellence in Sports Reporting

CBC Kelowna    The World Curls in Kelowna


Feature News (Small/Medium Market)

CBC Yukon       Signs of Life: A deaf woman in her 70s reconnects with community in Whitehorse


Feature News (Large Market)

CBC Vancouver            How the giddha folk dance and boliyan songs are helping Punjabi-Canadian women connect with their roots

CBC British Columbia    Better Late


News – Live Special Events

CBC News British Columbia       4 Days: The McDougall Creek and Bush Creek East Fires



CBC Kelowna    In the Eye of the Firestorm: Chris Walker on the 2024 BC Wildfires


Radio Newscast (Small/Medium Market)

CBC Kamloops             Kamloops News, 8:30 am, November 30, 2023


Radio Newscast (Large Market)

CBC Vancouver            McDougall Creek Fire: Drew Kerekes





Breaking News (Large Market)

CBC British Columbia    Kelowna declares state of emergency after wildfire jumps Okanagan Lake, prompting more evacuations

Global BC                     B.C. wildfires coverage


Excellence in Data Storytelling

CBC Vancouver            What’s the route of all evil? These are the most complained about bus lines in Metro Vancouver and why they’re causing frustration


Excellence in Social

CBC British Columbia    Up in Flames

Global BC                    Father’s Day powwow


Excellence in Sports Reporting

Global BC         A powerful statement of pride: Basketball is a legacy for this First Nations family


Feature News (Large Market)

CBC British Columbia    The lives behind the numbers   

Global BC                     When police fail, this First Nations tracker steps in: I’m searching for our people      

UBC School of Journalism, Writing, and Media    Friendship Through Foam Swords: Welcome to the Seaside Keep


News – Live Special Events

CBC British Columbia    Vancouver police, city staff begin removing encampment on East Hastings Street

Global BC                     A hero: Family, colleagues honour fallen RCMP Const. Rick O’Brien in moving service



CBC Vancouver            Parental Guidance: Parenting is tough, doing it with mental health issues makes it even harder


Overall Excellence in Digital

CBC British Columbia    cbc.ca/bc

CTV Vancouver             CTV News Vancouver

Global BC                     Global BC





Continuing Coverage (Small/Medium Market)

CBC Yukon       Together Today For Our Children Tomorrow: A vision of Yukon First Nations self governance that started with historic delegation to Ottawa

CBC Yukon       Whitehorse House Explosion: Felt like ‘earthquake’ and ‘bomb’ 


Continuing Coverage (Large Market) 

CBC News B.C.            A deep dive into Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside           

Global BC                     SROs: SRO Model Review

CityNews 1130              Metro Vancouver Overpass Strikes


Enterprise Journalism (Small/Medium Market)

CBC Yukon       The Unceded Yukon: As Yukon marks 50 years since the start of land claim negotiations, one First Nation in the territory finds its own way


Enterprise Journalism (Large Market)

Global BC                     Drug Diversion

CBC British Columbia    What happened to Noelle O’Soup?

CTV Vancouver             The muzzling of B.C. health-care workers


Excellence in Innovation

CBC British Columbia    BC Today transition to livestream


Investigative Excellence

CBC British Columbia    Traveling with a disability          

CBC Yukon                   Unsafe Passage: How the Whitehorse dam and its powerful turbines could be affecting young chinook salmon

CTV Vancouver             B.C.’s broken child welfare system




Audio-Visual Storytelling

CBC Vancouver            A deeper look at the Khalistan movement

UBC School of Journalism, Writing, and Media    Savouring Sisterhood One Falafel at a Time


Breaking News (Small/Medium Market)

CBC Prince George       Prince George Explosion


Breaking News (Large Market)

CBC British Columbia    State of Emergency in B.C. as West Kelowna battles volatile wildfire   

CTV Vancouver             B.C. wildfire emergency

Global BC                     August 17: West Kelowna Fire  


Excellence in Editing

CBC Yukon       Muscle Memory Yukon seniors transported, supported by paddling excursion

CBC News B.C. Why a marine heat wave could be deadly for B.C. waters


Excellence in Sports Reporting

Global BC                     Vanni Sartini    

CBC British Columbia    Former wrestler ‘shocked’ by disciplinary decision after filing sexual assault complaint against coach          

CBC Yukon                   Arctic Winter Games 2023: Live at the Knuckle Hop


Excellence in Video

CBC Yukon                   The fight for accessibility in Whitehorse: Advocates ask, does every life in this city have value?

CTV Vancouver             Inside Vancouver’s busiest fire hall        

CBC News B.C.            Parks and reclamation  


Feature News (Small/Medium Market)

CBC Yukon       Bracing For The Big One: Staring down an unprecedented summer of wildfires, how prepared is the Yukon?

CFJC Kamloops            This is Luke: After 19 Years, Luke Verhoeff Finds His Voice


Feature News (Large Market) 

CBC British Columbia    Life in an Electrical Closet

Global BC         Little Mountain


News – Live Special Events    

Global BC                     RCMP Officer Funeral

CBC British Columbia    Burnaby Search and Rescue Team greeted as heroes after returning from work in earthquake-ravaged Turkey



CTV Vancouver Officer down


TV Newscast (Small/Medium Market)

Global Okanagan          Global Okanagan 5 pm News    

CFJC Kamloops            Fleeing the Flames: CFJC Evening News – August 3, 2023


TV Newscast (Large Market)

CBC British Columbia    CBC Vancouver at 6 – November 2, 2023

CTV Vancouver             CTV News at 6

Global BC                     Fires: August 18


VJ – Video

CityNews Vancouver     Vancouver skateboarders take to the streets

Global BC                     North Shore Bike Park

CTV Vancouver             Washed up sailboat becomes attraction



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Contact Information:

Bhupinder Hundal

West Region, Co-Chair, RTDNA Canada



Jumy Ogunsola

West Region, Co-Chair, RTDNA Canada



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