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CBC British Columbia wins 36 awards at 2021 Western Region RTDNA Awards

The annual awards celebrate the best in British Columbia's journalism, including radio, television and online news.

Veteran investigative reporter Eric Rankin honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

Veteran investigative reporter Eric Rankin was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding service and continued excellence. (Maggie MacPherson/CBC)

CBC British Columbia has won 36 awards at the 2021 Western Region RTDNA Awards.

The annual awards celebrate the best in journalism in B.C., including radio, television and online news.

Reporter Eric Rankin has been honoured with an RTDNA Lifetime Achievement Award, capping off a 44-year career in broadcast journalism.

"Eric spent his career pushing hard for exclusives, demanding excellence from himself and others and giving voice to those who otherwise would not have been heard," the association wrote.

The CBC British Columbia winners are as follows:

Digital

Breaking news (large market)

Breaking news (small/medium market) 

Continuing coverage

  • COVID-19 in B.C.

Opinion 

Enterprise

Haida/Cree fashion designer Erin Brillon and a group of Indigenous artists spoke to the outrage over a non-Indigenous competitor's claims. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Excellence in data storytelling

Excellence in social

Excellence in sports reporting

Feature news (large market)

Graphics (large market)

Investigative

News - Live special events

People are pictured during the Black Lives Matter rally in Vancouver, British Columbia on Friday, June 5, 2020. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

    Overall excellence in digital

    Radio

    Best podcast

    Breaking news (large market)

    • Pier Park fire in New Westminster

    Breaking news (small/medium market)

    • CBC Kamloops - Snowbird down

    Continuing coverage

    Enterprise

    Maxwell Johnson and his granddaughter Torianne were handcuffed in front of a Bank of Montreal in downtown Vancouver, while trying to open an account. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

    Excellence in editing (large market)

    Excellence in innovation

    • When COVID hit home: Adapting our broadcast from studio to kitchen tables

    Excellence in sound

    Excellence in sports reporting

    • All Native Basketball Tournament coverage 2020

    Feature News (large market)

    Investigative

    News - Live special events

    Victims of the Iran plane crash. (Submitted)

    Opinion

    Radio newscast (small/medium market)

    • CBC Kamloops - May 22, 2020

    Television

    Audio-Visual storytelling (Large Market)

    • Why mooncakes are a little slice of history

    Breaking news (large market)

    • Snowstorm whallops the Lower Mainland: CBC Vancouver News at 6

    Continuing coverage

    •  Remembering the victims of Flight 752

    Enterprise

    • Unmasking COVID Racism

    Excellence in editing (large market)

    • 'I'm scared of being called a hero'

    Excellence in innovation

    • Unmasking Racism: What are we going to do about it?

    Graphics (large market)

    • Looking Back: 6 months of COVID-19 in B.C.

    Investigative

    • Imam sex assault

    Opinion 

    • Unmasking Racism: Our experience with racism

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