Sun nominated for four newspaper awards

David Reevely
Vancouver Sun

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

The Vancouver Sun has gathered four nominations for this year's National Newspaper Awards.

Lindsay Kines

Reporters Lindsay Kines and Kim Bolan are nominated for their reporting on Robert Pickton, accused in the deaths of 15 women from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. They and reporter Lori Culbert were nominated a year ago for a Sun series on the disappearances of more than 50 women from the neighbourhood.

Columnist and reporter Douglas Todd is nominated for work on the religion beat.

Sports reporter Gary Mason is nominated for stories on members of the Soviet hockey team that played in the 1972 series that captivated audiences in Canada and the Soviet Union.

The Sun was also nominated for a series on Helena Tang, the Vancouver palliative-care nurse who ultimately lost her battle with stomach cancer last fall. Columnist Pete McMartin (a two-time winner) and photographer Ian Smith (who won an award last year) were responsible for all the newspaper's coverage, excepting an editorial and a news story marking Tang's death.

The Globe and Mail leads the National Newspaper Awards nominations with 12; the Toronto Star has nine; the Ottawa Citizen five; and the National Post five.

Kim Bolan

The awards are administered by the Canadian Newspaper Association. The winners, who are to be announced May 2, receive $1,500 prizes.


Beat reporting: Kirk Makin, Globe and Mail; David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen; Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun.

Politics: Daniel Leblanc, Globe and Mail; Andrew McIntosh, National Post; Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail.

News photography: Carlo Allegri, National Post; Michael Lea, Kingston Whig-Standard; Jim Young, Reuters.

Editorial cartooning: Serge Chapleau, La Presse (Montreal); Michael De Adder, Halifax Daily News; Malcolm Mayes, Edmonton Journal.

Feature photography: Dave Chan, Globe and Mail; Jack Chiang, Kingston Whig-Standard; Tim Fraser, Guelph Mercury.

International reporting: Marcus Gee, Globe and Mail; Mark MacKinnon, Globe and Mail; Stephen Thorne, Canadian Press.

Editorial writing: Bruce Campion-Smith, Toronto Star; Jean-Marc Salvet, Le Soleil (Quebec City); Russell Wangersky, St. John's Telegram.

Arts reporting: Kevin Prokosh, Winnipeg Free Press; Anthony Reinhart, Kitchener-Waterloo Record; Alison Rose, National Post.

Breaking news: Shannon Boklaschuk, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix; Lindsay Kines and Kim Bolan, Vancouver Sun; Bob Fife, Chris Wattie and Michael Higgins, National Post.

Local reporting: Sherri Gallant, Lethbridge Herald; Gordon Hoekstra, Prince George Citizen; Chris Lambie, Halifax Daily News.

Long features: Ron Corbett, Ottawa Citizen; Dan Gardner, Ottawa Citizen; Sonia Verma, Toronto Star.

Short features: Leah McLaren, Globe and Mail, Anthony Reinhart, Kitchener-Waterloo Record; Oakland Ross, Toronto Star.

Special project: Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun.

Sports: Red Fisher, Montreal Gazette; Gary Mason, Vancouver Sun; Ken Wiwa, Globe and Mail.

Investigations: Christian Cotroneo, Robert Cribb, Toronto Star; Daniel Leblanc and Campbell Clark, Globe and Mail; Jim Rankin, Scott Simmie, John Duncanson, Michelle Shephard and Jennifer Quinn, Toronto Star.

Columns: Rosie DiManno, Toronto Star; Josh Freed, Montreal Gazette; Johanna Schneller, Globe and Mail.

Explanatory work: Lee Greenberg, Ottawa Citizen; Veronique Mandal, Windsor Star; Chris Shulgan, Ottawa Citizen.

Presentation (design): Genevieve Dinel, La Presse (Montreal); Laura Koot, National Post; Steve Young, Calgary Herald.

Business: Janet McFarland, Elizabeth Church and Lily Nguyen, Globe and Mail; Jacquie McNish, John Partridge, Brian Laghi and Simon Tuck, Globe and Mail; Tony Van Alphen, Toronto Star.

Sports photography: Jack Boland, Toronto Sun; Donald Courchesne, Canadian Press; Peter Power, Toronto Star.

Ran with fact box "The Nominations", which has been appended to the end of the story.

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