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Black Press Media honoured at Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

Black Press Media earns 26 awards, four for Greater Victoria work
Black Press Media’s multimedia coverage of the 2022 Saanich bank shooting was recognized with a Canadian Community Newspaper Award. (Black Press Media file photo)

Black Press Media’s Greater Victoria editorial team has been honoured with four 2023 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards.

The competition, for work from the 2022 calendar year, saw almost 800 entries in 27 categories ranging from photography to overall excellence.

Taking the top spot for Best Multimedia Breaking News Coverage, was the Saanich News’ work on the June 2022 Saanich bank shooting.

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The news team also picked up Best Multimedia Feature for the Goldstream Gazette’s truth and reconciliation series. That series ran in all of Greater Victoria’s papers, as well as online with video.

To find the series, along with coverage from this year and 2021, go to

Coming in second for Best Special Section (circulation 10,000 and over) was the Goldstream Gazette’s special publication, “Speedway: The final lap.”

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Last, but not least, Victoria News claimed third for Best Community Newspaper Website (circulation 10,000 and over), following our sister publications the Nanaimo News Bulletin and the Surrey NOW-Leader.

In total, Black Press Media publications were honoured with 26 awards, including nine first-place finishes.

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Katherine Engqvist

About the Author: Katherine Engqvist

I took on the role of Bureau Chief when we created the Greater Victoria editorial hub in 2018.
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