Awards

Lauren Spencer-Smith, seen performing in Toronto during last year’s Juno Awards broadcast, has been nominated for Artist of the Year and TikTok Juno Fan Choice for this year’s awards show in March. (iPhoto/CARAS photo)

Vancouver Island’s Lauren Spencer-Smith up for Juno as Canada’s artist of the year

19-year-old pitted against Michael Bublé, The Weeknd, and Avril Lavigne for top award

 

BLK MKT by Avant won the 2022 Cannabis Brand of the Year Canada. (blk-mkt.ca)

High praise for Kelowna cannabis brand

BLK MKT won the 2022 Cannabis Brand of the Year by ADCANN

  • Jan 30, 2023

 

Ken Winchester samples a test run of whisky being produced at Devine Distillery. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two Greater Victoria distilleries honoured with Canadian Whisky Awards

Devine Distillery, Macaloney Brewers and Distillers Ltd. take home hardware from 2023 awards

 

Doug Cox is the co-chair of the steering committee for the contemporary roots and traditional roots categories for the 2023 Juno Awards. The finalists for all 47 categories will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Photo by Terry Farrell

Juno committee co-chair one of many hats worn by Vancouver Island’s Doug Cox

Doug Cox is synonymous with the Vancouver Island musical arts community. If…

Doug Cox is the co-chair of the steering committee for the contemporary roots and traditional roots categories for the 2023 Juno Awards. The finalists for all 47 categories will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Photo by Terry Farrell
This image released by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment shows Gabriel LaBelle in a scene from “The Fabelmans.” (Merie Weismiller Wallace/Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment via AP)

Golden Globe nominations led by ‘Banshees,’ ‘Everything Everywhere’

The Globes also spread nominations around to a number of Oscar favorites

This image released by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment shows Gabriel LaBelle in a scene from “The Fabelmans.” (Merie Weismiller Wallace/Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment via AP)
VicPD, Colwood and Saanich have been awarded a candy cane award from the Grumpy Taxpayer$ of Greater Victoria. (Photo Courtesy of Unsplash)

Annual candy cane awards recognize VicPD for exemplary service

Grumpy Taxpayer$ of Greater Victoria also have praise for Colwood and Saanich

VicPD, Colwood and Saanich have been awarded a candy cane award from the Grumpy Taxpayer$ of Greater Victoria. (Photo Courtesy of Unsplash)
Ron Rice, executive director of the Victoria Native Friendship Centre. June 2021 (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

3 Greater Victoria residents receive medals for being awesome citizens

Ron Rice, Karen Hira and Andrei Marti are all being celebrated for helping their communities

Ron Rice, executive director of the Victoria Native Friendship Centre. June 2021 (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Ann Squires Ferguson is the CEO of Western Design + Build and is a Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce board member. (Courtesy of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce)

Greater Victoria chamber names its member of the year

The award recognizes individuals who have advocated for businesses

Ann Squires Ferguson is the CEO of Western Design + Build and is a Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce board member. (Courtesy of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce)
The Voyager RV Centre dealership is located in Lake Country. (Contributed)

Lake Country RV dealership one of top 5 in North America

Voyager RV Centre celebrated at a reception in Las Vegas

  • Nov 20, 2022
The Voyager RV Centre dealership is located in Lake Country. (Contributed)
FILE - Various Grammy Awards are displayed at the Grammy Museum Experience at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J, on Oct. 10, 2017. The 2023 Grammy Awards will air live Sunday, Feb. 5. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Partial list of nominees for the 65th Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A partial list of nominees in the top…

FILE - Various Grammy Awards are displayed at the Grammy Museum Experience at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J, on Oct. 10, 2017. The 2023 Grammy Awards will air live Sunday, Feb. 5. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Ladysmith RCMSAR members cited for their rescue efforts a year ago of two men on a fishing boat, from left, include: Phil Kelsey, Ross Hayes, John Oakes and Susan Wisely. (Photo by RCMSAR Station 29 Ladysmith)

Marine search and rescue crew honoured for saving two men from a sinking fishing boat in 2021

Response time was fortunately reduced from already being on the water

Ladysmith RCMSAR members cited for their rescue efforts a year ago of two men on a fishing boat, from left, include: Phil Kelsey, Ross Hayes, John Oakes and Susan Wisely. (Photo by RCMSAR Station 29 Ladysmith)
Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey smile at the bar of their Pluvio Restaurant, which was recently named Canada’s best fine dining restaurantby TripAdvisor. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet restaurant named Canada’s best fine dining experience

Pluvio tops TripAdvisor’s Best of the Best Awards

Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey smile at the bar of their Pluvio Restaurant, which was recently named Canada’s best fine dining restaurantby TripAdvisor. (Andrew Bailey photo)
BC transit bus runs a route through downtown Victoria. (Hollie Ferguson/VicNews)

BC Transit honoured with 2 awards during annual transit association conference in Montreal

Two awards went to BC Transit’s safety and security and marketing and communications teams

BC transit bus runs a route through downtown Victoria. (Hollie Ferguson/VicNews)
The Camerons: Robert, Carol, Cory, and Roberta. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke resident receives award for saving the lives of both her parents

Roberta Cameron was awarded the Vital Link award in Revelstoke on Oct. 17

The Camerons: Robert, Carol, Cory, and Roberta. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce inducted its first five honourees into its new Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 5. Clockwise from top left: Chief Robert Sam, Clare Copeland, Helen Beirnes, Ian Maxwell, and Ron Lou-Poy. (Courtesy Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce)
The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce inducted its first five honourees into its new Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 5. Clockwise from top left: Chief Robert Sam, Clare Copeland, Helen Beirnes, Ian Maxwell, and Ron Lou-Poy. (Courtesy Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce)
Robbie Jai, left, unit chief for the Parksville Ambulance Station, presents Ed Francoeur, centre, and Tyler Ruel of Port Alberni with Vital Links awards for saving golfer Fred Fredrickson after he collapsed at Alberni Golf Course on Sept. 13, 2020. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Island golfers honoured saving man who went into cardiac arrest on the course

Ed Francoeur, Tyler Ruel saved fellow golfer after he went into cardiac arrest in 2020

Robbie Jai, left, unit chief for the Parksville Ambulance Station, presents Ed Francoeur, centre, and Tyler Ruel of Port Alberni with Vital Links awards for saving golfer Fred Fredrickson after he collapsed at Alberni Golf Course on Sept. 13, 2020. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Sandra Maley, Devon Jones, Kasper, Jenna, and Kiel Mason, Caralea Taylor, and Lauren Barras. Jones was presented with the Vital Link Award on Oct. 4. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke residents receive awards for performing life-saving CPR on baby

Devon Jones and Kirsten Miola were awarded Vital Link Awards for their actions on April 13, 2022

Sandra Maley, Devon Jones, Kasper, Jenna, and Kiel Mason, Caralea Taylor, and Lauren Barras. Jones was presented with the Vital Link Award on Oct. 4. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Joëlle Rabu was a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Award earlier this year and was honoured during a celebration ceremony in late August. (Nico Rhodes photo)

Vancouver Island torch singer receives Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Award

Joëlle Rabu’s award part of celebrations in honour of late Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

Joëlle Rabu was a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Award earlier this year and was honoured during a celebration ceremony in late August. (Nico Rhodes photo)
Rick Mercer arrives for the Toronto Film Critics’ Association Gala, in Toronto, Monday, March 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Rick Mercer arrives for the Toronto Film Critics’ Association Gala, in Toronto, Monday, March 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. Robert Donaldson (in the centre in the plaid shirt) passed away on Aug. 11. (Photo from Bradner Farms)

Abbotsford family honoured for more than 100 years of farming

Bradner Farms celebrates 4 generations of farming with provincial award

The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. Robert Donaldson (in the centre in the plaid shirt) passed away on Aug. 11. (Photo from Bradner Farms)
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