Van­cou­ver Post­media re­porters take home awards

The Province - - NEWS - PA­TRICK JOHN­STON

A trio of re­porters for The Van­cou­ver Sun and The Prov­ince were hon­oured Thurs­day for their work.

Long­time crime re­porter Kim Bolan was the re­cip­i­ent of the Brian Hutchin­son life­time achieve­ment award, while re­porter Dan Fu­mano shared an award with col­league Matt Robin­son, as well as re­ceiv­ing recog­ni­tion for a project he worked on alone.

The Hutchin­son award rec­og­nizes a jour­nal­ist’s body of work and their con­tri­bu­tion to B.C. news through­out their ca­reer.

“It is a huge hon­our to get this recog­ni­tion from the Web­ster Foun­da­tion in the name of such a renowned jour­nal­ist and fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of so many tal­ented peo­ple in the me­dia,” Bolan said in Au­gust, when the hon­our was an­nounced.

Bolan has de­vel­oped a large fol­low­ing through her crime blog Real Scoop and re­port­ing for The Van­cou­ver Sun. She has cov­ered the Air In­dia ter­ror­ist bomb­ing, or­ga­nized crime and gang vi­o­lence.

“This is a tremen­dous hon­our that rec­og­nizes Kim Bolan’s brave and tire­less pur­suit of the truth,” Van­cou­ver Sun and Prov­ince ed­i­torin-chief Harold Munro said in Au­gust.

Fu­mano won his solo Web­ster in the science, tech­nol­ogy, health and en­vi­ron­ment cat­e­gory for Trou­bled Waters, a five-part se­ries on wa­ter is­sues which saw him travel to In­dia as part of a fel­low­ship he won from the Asia Pa­cific Foun­da­tion of Canada.

Fu­mano and Robin­son shared a Web­ster for ex­cel­lence in le­gal jour­nal­ism for their se­ries on the case of Phillip Tal­lio, a Bella Coola man who is ap­peal­ing his 1983 con­vic­tion in the mur­der of a young girl.



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