RTDNA Canada Announces 2022 West Region Award Finalists 

Vancouver, BC (May 4, 2022) – 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 newsgathering organizations in video, audio and digital.  

Congratulations to all the finalists for their excellent work!  

2022 RTDNA Award – West Region Finalists 


Best Podcast  

  • CHEK – MicCHEK, Episode 51: Searching for the Ghost of Doris Gravlin  
  • 980 CKNW – When Life Gives You Parkinson’s: How Parkinson’s Impacts Women, Hormones and Pregnancy 
  • CBC British Columbia – Beaches and Mountains  

Breaking News (Large Market) 

  • Global News – YVR shooting 
  • NEWS 1130 – Attack on the U.S. Capitol 
  • CBC British Columbia – Lytton Fire Live 

Breaking News (Small/Medium Market) 

  • CBC Kelowna – July 21st fire coverage 

Excellence in Editing (Large Market) 

  • CBC British Columbia – Off Stage, Lheidli T’enneh elder, Marcel Gagnon 

Excellence in Sound  

  • Global BC 980 CKNW – Lowest female vocal note 
  • CBC British Columbia – Kam Wai Dim Sum 
  • CBC Yukon – 94 Calls to Action 

Excellence in Sports Reporting  

  • CBC British Columbia – The Rise of Princess Delta Dawn 

Feature News (Large Market) 

  • Global BC – Anniversary of protests in support of Indian farmers 
  • CBC British Columbia – You Always Remember Everything 

Feature News (Small/Medium Market) 

  • CBC Kamloops – Merritt Kids Play Centre  
  • CBC Yukon – Lost and Found Trunk 

News – Live Special Events  

  • 980 CKNW – Flooding and Fallout: BC Continues to Fight High Waters and Damaged Highways 
  • CBC British Columbia – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: CBC B.C. radio special 


  • 980 CKNW – Electoral interference: the case against the Chinese Communist Party, The Jas Johal Show 
  • C-FAX 1070 – The Fairy Creek: Legal Assistant 
  • CBC British Columbia – Pieces, Season 2  

Radio Newscast (Large Market) 

  • CBC Vancouver – Record Rainfall and Flooding 

Radio Newscast (Small/Medium Market) 

  • C-FAX 1070 – Victoria Today  
  • CBC Kamloops – Monte Lake destroyed 06-Aug-21 
  • B-100 – B-100 5pm News – May 27, 2021: First reporting of Residential School Announcement 


Breaking News (Large Market) 

  • Global BC – Mass stabbing at North Vancouver library 
  • CBC British Columbia – Flooding in British Columbia 

Breaking News (Small/Medium Market) 

  • CBC Yukon – Faro Shootings 

Excellence in Data Storytelling  

  • Global BC – A data dive into how COVID-19 changed B.C.  
  • CBC British Columbia – We looked at the origins of every public school name in B.C. Here’s what we found 

Excellence in Social  

  • Global BC – B.C. wildfires 
  • CBC British Columbia – How to spot COVID-19 misinformation 

Feature News (Large Market) 

  • UBC School of Journalism, Writing, and Media – Revive 
  • Global BC – What a papal apology could mean for residential school survivors 
  • CityNews Vancouver – Mourning Frank & Danse Williams 
  • Global BC – The viral photo of an old-growth tree 

Feature News (Small/Medium Market) 

  • CBC Victoria – Revitalizing Vancouver Island’s Indigenous languages 
  • CTV News Vancouver Island – Stolen guitar found after 45 years 
  • CBC Yukon – 12-Year-Old Leads Family’s Hunt 

Overall Excellence in Digital 

  • Pattison Media – Kelowna10 
  • CTV Vancouver – CTV News Vancouver 
  • CBC British Columbia – cbc.ca/bc 


Continuing Coverage 

  • CFJC – Residential School Announcement 
  • CityNews Vancouver – Abbotsford Farmers 
  • Global BC – Unmarked Graves 


  • Global BC – RCMP Suicide 
  • CBC Yukon – Candidate Tweets 
  • CBC British Columbia – Fairy Creek: The View from the Ridge Camp 

Excellence in Innovation, Sponsored by Dejero  

  • CHEK – Lest We Forget: Remembrance Day 2021 
  • CBC British Columbia – Our Shot: Vaccinating B.C. 


  • Global BC – IHIT Section 490 
  • CJDC TV – CJDC News Investigates: “Inside the ICU” 
  • CBC Yukon – COVID Vaccine Queue Jumpers 


Audio-Visual Storytelling (Large Market) 

  • CBC British Columbia – The Emotional Toll of Fighting for Justice 

Breaking News (Large Market) 

  • CTV Vancouver – BC Devastated by Catastrophic Floods 
  • Global BC – B.C. wildfires 
  • Global BC – B.C. floods 

Breaking News (Small/Medium Market)  

  • CTV Vancouver Island – Bridge Protest 
  • CFJC – Juniper Fire 
  • CBC Yukon – Faro Shootings 

Excellence in Editing (Large Market) 

  • CTV Vancouver – Tribute to those we’ve lost 
  • Global BC – Athletic Park  
  • CBC British Columbia – Meet B.C.’s top meme creator 

Excellence in Editing (Small/Medium Market) 

  • CTV Vancouver Island – Finding a Fan 

Excellence in Sports Reporting  

  • CTV Vancouver Island – Deaf Pitcher 
  • Global BC – Denman Arena 
  • Global BC – Sheldon Guy 

Excellence in Video  

  • Global BC – Indigenous Wildfire Crew 
  • CBC British Columbia – Built on a bet 
  • Global BC – Langley Condo Fire 

Feature News (Large Market) 

  • Global BC – Baba Booboo bowls  
  • CBC British Columbia – Inside Royal Columbian’s ICU 
  • Global BC – Emery Barnes 

Feature News (Small/Medium Market) 

  • CTV Vancouver Island – Gib’s Trucks 
  • CKPG – Residential school survivor 
  • CBC Yukon – Veteran Gives Back 

Graphics (Large Market) 

  • CBC British Columbia – How to make your home flood resilient 

News – Live Special Events  

  • Global BC – After the Vote  
  • CHEK – Your Island Vote: 2021 Federal Election 
  • CBC Yukon – 2021 Yukon Election 

TV Newscast (Large Market) 

  • Global BC – 30-Sep-21 
  • CTV Vancouver – CTV News at 6: BC’s Flooding Catastrophe  
  • CBC Vancouver – 22-Nov-21: CBC Vancouver News at 6 

TV Newscast (Small/Medium Market) 

  • CTV Vancouver Island – CTV News at Six 
  • CHEK – CHEK News 5pm  
  • Global Okanagan – Global Okanagan News at 5 

The Regional Award Winners will be announced May 24.

About RTDNA Canada 

RTDNA Canada is the voice of electronic and digital journalists and news managers in Canada. The members of RTDNA Canada recognize the responsibility of broadcast and digital journalists to promote and to protect the freedom to report independently about matters of public interest and to present a wide range of expressions, opinions, and ideas. The RTDNA Canada Journalistic Code of Ethics, adopted by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, is used to measure fairness and accuracy in our profession. 

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Contact Information 

Fiona Conway
President, RTDNA Canada

Kathryn Stewart
Award Co-Chair, West Region, RTDNA Canada

Peter Wagner
Award Co-Chair, West Region, RTDNA Canada

RTDNA Canada