L to R: Russell Mills, President, Michener Awards Foundation; Harold Munro, editor-in-chief, The Vancouver Sun; Her Excellency Sharon Johnston; His Excellency David Johnston; Sun reporter Gordon Hoekstra.
The newspaper was honoured for its coverage of explosions that killed four workers and injured another 42 workers at two northern B.C. sawmills.
The photo was taken following the Michener Award ceremony held at Rideau Hall on June 18, 2013.
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.