Awards

Barry Hornby, city bylaws officer, middle, is presented with an award for bravery by Jake Rudolph, Nanaimo chief administrative officer, left, and Mayor Leonard Krog at a city council meeting Monday. Hornby was recognized for his response after a fire broke out in a homeless encampment on Wesley Street earlier this month. (Photo courtesy City of Nanaimo)

Nanaimo hero rushed into harm’s way as shelters burned and cannisters exploded

Barry Hornby recognized for actions in Dec. 3 fire at downtown homeless camp

 

Brendan Morrison talks to kids at Tofino’s Wickaninnish Community School prior to 2019’s annual ball hockey game leading up to the Tofino Saltwater Classic. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Tofino honours former Vancouver Canuck Brendan Morrison with Volunteer Recognition Award

Tofino Saltwater Classic founder recognized for outstanding community service.

 

Bob Higgins pulls the gate across on the elevator built inside his home. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island man’s expertise earns international award with home-built elevator

Experience put to use in winning contest entry for furniture and home projects

 

Cpl. Stu Hert of the Tofino RCMP stands outside the town’s new $10 million police detachment building, which opened on June 24, 2019. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino RCMP detachment earns VIREB award

$10 million public safety building earns Vancouver Island Real Estate Board award.

Cpl. Stu Hert of the Tofino RCMP stands outside the town’s new $10 million police detachment building, which opened on June 24, 2019. (Westerly file photo)
Tourism Tofino’s Cox Bay visitor centre won VIREB’s Best Institutional Building and Judges Choice award this year. (Tourism Tofino photo)

Tourism Tofino celebrates success at VIREB awards

Tourism Tofino was a big winner at the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards

Tourism Tofino’s Cox Bay visitor centre won VIREB’s Best Institutional Building and Judges Choice award this year. (Tourism Tofino photo)
Port Hardy Mountie honoured by International Association of Chiefs of Police

Port Hardy Mountie honoured by International Association of Chiefs of Police

Corp. Chris Voller was named by the IACP as one of the 40 under 40 awardees for 2020.

Port Hardy Mountie honoured by International Association of Chiefs of Police
Crystal Cove Beach Resort has been named Tripadvisors top family resort in Canada for the second year in a row. (Photo from Tripadvisor.ca)

Tofino’s Crystal Cove crowned top family destination for second year in a row

TripAdvisor has announced the recipients of its Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best awards.

Crystal Cove Beach Resort has been named Tripadvisors top family resort in Canada for the second year in a row. (Photo from Tripadvisor.ca)
This jaw dropping kitchen area helped Icon Developments earn four 2020 Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards. (Photo courtesy of Icon Developments)

West Coast builder earns four VIBE awards

Icon Developments owner Jamie Carson says collaboration is key.

This jaw dropping kitchen area helped Icon Developments earn four 2020 Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards. (Photo courtesy of Icon Developments)
Alessia Cara performs “Querer Mejor” at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala honoring Juanes at the MGM Conference Center on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Las Vegas. Alessia Cara emerged the top winner at this year’s Juno Awards, picking up three trophies in the streaming ceremony. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Chris Pizzello

Alessia Cara wins a leading three Juno Awards at streaming ceremony

Running a bit over 90 minutes, the Junos were handed out at historic speed, with 42 categories announced

Alessia Cara performs “Querer Mejor” at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala honoring Juanes at the MGM Conference Center on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Las Vegas. Alessia Cara emerged the top winner at this year’s Juno Awards, picking up three trophies in the streaming ceremony. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Chris Pizzello
FILE – Abbotsford News editor Andy Holota takes home the columnist award at the 2017 Ma Murrays. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Black Press Media winners shine at B.C. and Yukon journalism awards

Publications received nods in dozens of categories

FILE – Abbotsford News editor Andy Holota takes home the columnist award at the 2017 Ma Murrays. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
2020 Juno Awards nominees were announced on Jan. 28, 2020. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Pop singer Lights, Ewan Currie of Sheepdogs among Juno Awards presenters

Dallas Smith, Felix Cartal and Nuela Charles nominated for big awards

2020 Juno Awards nominees were announced on Jan. 28, 2020. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
VIDEO: Black Press Media editor Sarah Grochowski up for an Emmy Award

VIDEO: Black Press Media editor Sarah Grochowski up for an Emmy Award

Her 2018 documentary segment Highway Mike uncovers the opioid crisis in Harlem, New York

VIDEO: Black Press Media editor Sarah Grochowski up for an Emmy Award
FILE – Abbotsford News editor Andy Holota takes home the columnist award at the 2017 Ma Murrays. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
FILE – Abbotsford News editor Andy Holota takes home the columnist award at the 2017 Ma Murrays. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Alessia Cara is on a roll, being nominated for six 2020 Juno Awards. She was named Tuesday as host of the awards ceremony, on March 15 at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon. Photo by Olivia Alta

Alessia Cara to host and perform at 2020 Juno Awards

Multi-platinum Canadian singer-songwriter also up for six awards, including Artist of the Year

  • Jan 28, 2020
Alessia Cara is on a roll, being nominated for six 2020 Juno Awards. She was named Tuesday as host of the awards ceremony, on March 15 at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon. Photo by Olivia Alta
Mary Kimoto holds her Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers at a ceremony on Oct. 22 in Ucluelet’s George Fraser Community Room. Kimoto was presented the award by Sgt. Steve Mancini and Mayor Mayco Noël in front of a packed house. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Japanese Canadian Mary Kimoto receives Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers

“I love you all and I love Ucluelet. Thank you so much.”

Mary Kimoto holds her Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers at a ceremony on Oct. 22 in Ucluelet’s George Fraser Community Room. Kimoto was presented the award by Sgt. Steve Mancini and Mayor Mayco Noël in front of a packed house. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Westerly News Multi-Media Journalist Nora O’Malley and Publisher Peter McCully receive their certificate for placing second in the Newspaper Excellence category at the 2019 Ma Murray Awards gala on April 27 in Vancouver. (BCYNA Photo)

Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News receives Ma Murray Excellence Award

Publisher Peter McCully awarded a “Silver Quill” for 25 years service in the newspaper industry.

  • May 2, 2019
Westerly News Multi-Media Journalist Nora O’Malley and Publisher Peter McCully receive their certificate for placing second in the Newspaper Excellence category at the 2019 Ma Murray Awards gala on April 27 in Vancouver. (BCYNA Photo)