Awards

District of Saanich planner Nadine Kawata and manager of community planning Cameron Scott accepted a Silver Award from the Planning Institute of B.C. on July 6 for the municipality’s housing strategy. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Saanich housing strategy wins provincial award for excellence in planning

Award category recognizes development of leading-edge, visionary planning policy

 

The Victoria Art Council’s main gallery. The council has been named a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Award. (Courtesy Victoria Arts Council/Facebook)

Victoria Arts Council receives Lieutenant Governor’s award

The group received the award in recognition of their work on inclusion in the community

The Victoria Art Council’s main gallery. The council has been named a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Award. (Courtesy Victoria Arts Council/Facebook)
Glenlyon Norfolk School student Matthew Yang, 16, has always enjoyed leadership, the process of creating and organizing events in Victoria, and leading them to benefit more people, whether it’s for humanitarian aid, fundraising or sports. (Courtesy Matthew Yang)

Victoria teen earns prestigious Diana Award for social work

Glenlyon Norfolk student earns nod for non-proft to create equality in education

Glenlyon Norfolk School student Matthew Yang, 16, has always enjoyed leadership, the process of creating and organizing events in Victoria, and leading them to benefit more people, whether it’s for humanitarian aid, fundraising or sports. (Courtesy Matthew Yang)
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Vancouver Island restaurant hailed for having one of Canada’s best burgers

Q Burger owner pleasantly surprised by Top 5 kudos from readers

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Beedie Luminaries founder Ryan Beedie announces the 2022 recipients of $6.2 million worth of scholarships for 140 high school graduates and 17 single parents in B.C., including four Grade 12 students from Greater Victoria. (Courtesy of Beedie Luminaries)

4 Greater Victoria students receive ‘life-changing’ award

Exceptional high school grads get up to $40,000 for post-secondary

Beedie Luminaries founder Ryan Beedie announces the 2022 recipients of $6.2 million worth of scholarships for 140 high school graduates and 17 single parents in B.C., including four Grade 12 students from Greater Victoria. (Courtesy of Beedie Luminaries)
The Greater Victoria 2030 District encompasses a corridor through the heart of the Victoria and Saanich business and urban residential districts. It has been named a finalist in this year’s Real Estate Foundation of B.C.’s Land Awards in the built environment category. (Greater Victoria 2030 District/Google Maps)
The Greater Victoria 2030 District encompasses a corridor through the heart of the Victoria and Saanich business and urban residential districts. It has been named a finalist in this year’s Real Estate Foundation of B.C.’s Land Awards in the built environment category. (Greater Victoria 2030 District/Google Maps)
Recent UBC graduate Aiyana Twigg won the 2022 Lieutenant Governor’s medal for inclusion, democracy and reconciliation. (Courtesy of Aiyana Twigg)

UBC student wins Lieutenant-Governor medal for work on Indigenous language revitalization

Aiyana Twigg helps under-resourced communities to develop their own dictionaries, among other things

Recent UBC graduate Aiyana Twigg won the 2022 Lieutenant Governor’s medal for inclusion, democracy and reconciliation. (Courtesy of Aiyana Twigg)
Mount Douglas secondary students who are taking math and sciences courses join in the celebration of the school’s STEM competition achievements, listed on this new wall of fame dating back to 2005. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Mount Douglas secondary’s STEM scholars honoured with wall of fame in Saanich

New recognition wall lists competition accomplishments dating back to 2005

Mount Douglas secondary students who are taking math and sciences courses join in the celebration of the school’s STEM competition achievements, listed on this new wall of fame dating back to 2005. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Corey Bradder, left, and Aaron Colyn show off Twin City Brewing’s national awards, while Robin Miles and Andy Richards hold up their hardware from the recent Canadian Brewing Awards. (Courtesy of Twin City Brewing)

From lagers to IPAs, Island beers take top honours at Canadian Brewing Awards

9 Island breweries bring home prizes from 2022 Canadian Brewing Awards

Corey Bradder, left, and Aaron Colyn show off Twin City Brewing’s national awards, while Robin Miles and Andy Richards hold up their hardware from the recent Canadian Brewing Awards. (Courtesy of Twin City Brewing)
JESSIA reacts after winning the award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year presented by the Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez and singer-songwriter Donovan Woods at the 51st annual JUNO Awards in Toronto on May 15. (CARAS/The JUNO Awards photo)

B.C. TikTok sensation JESSIA is Canada’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Homegrown Ucluelet singer-songwriter’s wins her first Juno, celebrates with European tour

JESSIA reacts after winning the award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year presented by the Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez and singer-songwriter Donovan Woods at the 51st annual JUNO Awards in Toronto on May 15. (CARAS/The JUNO Awards photo)
African Heritage Association of Vancouver Island president William Goldiet, left, presents a Community Partnership Award to Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes on behalf of the municipality, for its work to promote diversity and inclusion. (Photo by Richard Michaels)

Saanich recognized for its work promoting ethnic diversity and inclusion

Island’s African Heritage Association presents Community Partnership award

African Heritage Association of Vancouver Island president William Goldiet, left, presents a Community Partnership Award to Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes on behalf of the municipality, for its work to promote diversity and inclusion. (Photo by Richard Michaels)
Lisa Farquharson opens the 2022 Ma Murray Awards on May 14, 2022, in Richmond, B.C. (BC Care Providers photo)

Black Press Media reporters win big at B.C. and Yukon journalism awards

Black Press Media news teams received 88 nominations in 42 out of the 45 award categories

Lisa Farquharson opens the 2022 Ma Murray Awards on May 14, 2022, in Richmond, B.C. (BC Care Providers photo)
Charlotte Cardin poses for a photograph at the media wall after winning in three different categories during the opening night of the 2022 Juno Awards at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto, on Saturday, May 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Juno Awards celebrate Avril Lavigne, Deborah Cox and host Simu Liu’s many talents

Charlotte Cardin emerged as the biggest winner of the year with a total of four trophies

Charlotte Cardin poses for a photograph at the media wall after winning in three different categories during the opening night of the 2022 Juno Awards at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto, on Saturday, May 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
Lauren Spencer-Smith performs Fingers Crossed on Toronto’s Budweiser Stage during the Junos Awards broadcast May 15. (iPhoto/CARAS photo)

Vancouver Island singer performs hit single at Juno awards

Lauren Spencer-Smith sings ‘Fingers Crossed’ as part of Canada’s biggest night of music

Lauren Spencer-Smith performs Fingers Crossed on Toronto’s Budweiser Stage during the Junos Awards broadcast May 15. (iPhoto/CARAS photo)
Dr. Barney Williams. Submitted photo/ Coast Mental Health

Renowned B.C. First Nations therapist recognized for resilience

Dr. Barney Williams receives 2022 Courage To Come Back Award in the Addictions category

Dr. Barney Williams. Submitted photo/ Coast Mental Health
Pharis and Jason Romero filmed their latest video with Rick Magnell in the historic 153 Mile Store. (Rick Magnell video capture)

VIDEO: Juno-award winning folk duo showcase B.C. history in new song

Video filmed in historic 153 Mile Store was the ‘perfect place’

Pharis and Jason Romero filmed their latest video with Rick Magnell in the historic 153 Mile Store. (Rick Magnell video capture)
Abby and Roger St. Pierre put the finishing touches on a dogwood tree planted in their honour at Latoria Creek Park Friday, April 22, as part of being awarded the first-annual environmental award by the Citizens’ Environmental Network in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Colwood couple recognized for park cleanup efforts on Earth Day

Abby and Roger St. Pierre were recognized by the Citizens’ Environmental Network in Colwood

Abby and Roger St. Pierre put the finishing touches on a dogwood tree planted in their honour at Latoria Creek Park Friday, April 22, as part of being awarded the first-annual environmental award by the Citizens’ Environmental Network in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Camosun Chargers women’s basketball player Tamiya Ness and men’s volleyball player Graham Basi were co-winners of the President’s Cup at the annual Chargers Athletics awards night on April 7. (Photo by Erich Eichhorn/courtesy Camosun College)

Camosun Chargers student-athletes honoured with annual awards

Reynolds alum volleyballer Graham Basi shares President’s Award with hoop star Tamiya Ness

Camosun Chargers women’s basketball player Tamiya Ness and men’s volleyball player Graham Basi were co-winners of the President’s Cup at the annual Chargers Athletics awards night on April 7. (Photo by Erich Eichhorn/courtesy Camosun College)