Vancouver Postmedia reporters take home awards
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.