L to R: Russell Mills, President, Michener Awards Foundation; Victoria Times Colonist reporter Lindsay Kines, columnist Les Leyne; His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston; Her Excellency Mrs. Sharon Johnston.
The newspaper was honoured for its for coverage of issues surrounding the B.C. government’s treatment of people with developmental disabilities.
The photo was taken following the Michener Award ceremony held at Rideau Hall on June 12, 2012.
The first award covered the calendar year 1970. Since then, a rich variety of news organizations have had their names inscribed on Michener trophies – print and broadcast, large and small, French and English, East and West. The Michener was also the first national journalism award open to both broadcast and print media. The award goes to the news organization itself, rather than the individual journalists involved in the story.