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Automotive Journalism Award Winners
AJAC PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD
Marc Lachapelle, editor of Le Monde de l'Auto in Quebec,
and a contributor to the Wheels section of the Toronto Star won
the inaugural AJAC Photography Award for his action shot of a Land
Rover Discovery, published in Le Monde de l'Auto.
AUTOMOTIVE JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR and VOLVO AWARD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL
Jeremy Cato was named Journalist of the Year, after he won
two top automotive awards: the 1999 Automotive Journalist of the
Year and the Volvo Award for Environmental Journalism award at a
banquet honouring the automobile journalism profession held in Belleville,
Cato writes weekly about cars for The Globe and
Mail ("Cars and Toys" column, "Report on Business")
and is published throughout Canada through the Southam newspaper
As winner of the first Volvo Award for Environmental Journalism,
Cato was honoured for two stories published in May and August
in the The Globe and Mail.
CASTROL CHINTHE AWARD FOR AUTOMOTVIE WRITING and JULIE WILKINSON
MOTORSPORT JOURNALISM AWARD
Dan Proudfoot of The Toronto Sun also won two awards:
the Castrol Chinthe Award for Automotive Writing and the Julie Wilkinson
Motorsport Journalism Award presented by Bridgestone/Firestone.
Proudfoot won the Castrol Chinthe Award for his Toronto
Sun article, "Reflections On My Porsche", and the
Julie Wilkinson Award for his Sun article, "Racing is
a Team Game".
Arthur Ellis Award
The 1999 Arthur Ellis Award was presented to Vancouver writer Nora
Kelly for her novel Old Wounds (HarperCollins).
ASEAN Assignment Awards
Antoine Char, business and political writer with Le Devoir,
and Isabelle Lecomte, writer and columnist for several Maclean
Hunter French-language medical magazines, have both been named
as winners of the 1999 ASEAN Assignment awards offered by the Asia
Pacific Foundation of Canada and the Canada-ASEAN Centre, Singapore.
Banff Mountain Book Festival 1999
The Totem Pole and a Whole New Adventure by Welsh author
and climber, Paul Pritchard is the winner of the 1999 Banff
Mountain Book Festival Grand Prize.
JON WHYTE AWARD FOR MOUNTAIN LITERATURE
sponsored by The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Sid Marty, Switchbacks: True Stories of the Canadian Rockies
(McClelland & Stewart)
sponsored by Mountain Lights Bookstore, Lake Louise, Alberta
Mark F. Twight and James Martin, Extreme Alpinism
(The Mountaineers Books)
sponsored by Adventurous Traveller Bookstore, Burlington, Vermont
Vittorio Sella, Summit: Vittorio Sella, Mountaineer and
Photographer, the Years 1879-1909 (Aperture Foundation)
sponsored by Mountain Travel*Sobek, El Cerrito, CA
Jamie Seppa, Beyond the Sky and the Earth (Doubleday
SPECIAL JURY MENTION:
David Breashears, High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for
Everest and Unforgiving Places (Simon & Schuster)
Anne Sauvy, Darkness and the Azure (Baton Wicks)
Amici Design, Fat Tire: A Celebration of the Mountain
Bike (Chronicle Books)
Canadian Authors Association Awards For Adult
CAA AWARD FOR FICTION
Wayne Johnston, "The Colony of Unrequited Dreams"
CAA AWARD FOR POETRY
Janice Kulyk Keefer, "Marrying the Sea"
CAA AWARD FOR DRAMA
David Young, "Inexpressible Island"
CAA JUBILEE AWARD FOR SHORT STORIES
Dennis Bock, "Olympia"
CAA LELA COMMON AWARD FOR CANADIAN HISTORY
Rod McQueen, "The Eatons"
CAA BIRKS FAMILY FOUNDATION AWARD FOR BIOGRAPHY
Leslie Yeo, "A Thousand and One First Nights"
Canadian Nurses Association Media Awards 1999
INTERNATIONAL: PRINT / RADIO / TELEVISION
sponsored by the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH)
Suzanne Morrison, "Partners with Pakistan", The
Laurie Monsebraaten, "The Plight of the Homeless: A
National Disaster", The Toronto Star
Stephanie Rubec, "When Mommy Drinks", The Ottawa
June Rogers, "Heart Disease: What Doctors Don't Tell
Kelly Ryan, Anthony Germain, Connie Watson, "The Problem
with Pills", CBC Radio - Network
Margaret McGee, "Unhealthy Secrets", CBC Radio
Ann Stewart, Jim Lebans, "Quirks and Quarks",
CBC Radio - Network
Armand Dubois, "Urgences", Réseau TVA
Alain Gravel, " Locked in Syndrome", Société
David Tucker, David Murray, "Anxiety's Hostage",
Canadian News Hall of Fame 1999
A publishing giant and a syndicated columnist have been elected
to the Canadian News Hall of fame by the Toronto Press Club.
Conrad Black, founder of the daily National Post, and
Allan Fotheringham, whose colums now appear in Maclean's
magazine and Sun Media Newspapers, join 110 writers,
editors, cartoonists and publishers honoured for significant contributions
to journalism in Canada.
Dateline Hong Kong Fellowship 1999
Catherine Pope, BCTV
Janis Cleugh, Tri-City News - Port Coquitlam
Freedom of Information and Privacy Awards 1999
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AWARDS
Jim Bronskill, a reporter with Southam News in Ottawa
used Canada's Access to Information Act to unearth a 20-year program
in which federal prisoners were used as guinea pigs in experiments
involving drugs, sensory deprivation and shock treatment.
Ann Rees, a reporter at The Province used BC's FOI
Act to research a series of articles entitled "Drugging Our
Children" which revealed the misuse of the prescription drug
Ritalin to control the behaviour of a large number of children in
some BC schools.
INFORMATION RIGHTS AWARD
Thomas B. Riley, president of Riley Information Services
based in Toronto and Ottawa, has worked on freedom-of-information,
privacy and other information issues for over 25 years, and assisted
in lobbying to create Canada's Access to Information Act. Tom has
played an integral part in the development of laws not only in Canada,
but around the world.
PRIVACY ADVOCATE AWARD
Dr. Scott Cornell and Nancy Cornell, launched their
own small protest campaign when they refused to cooperate with Statistics
Canada's intrusive and mandatory "Family Expenditure Survey".
Following their complaints to Canada's Privacy Commissioner and
the media, Statistics Canada made compliance with the survey voluntary
and reduced the number of questions people are asked.
Dr. Nancy Olivieri, a distinguished physician, medical scientist,
and professor of medicine, made front-page news across Canada, when
as lead researcher conducting trials of a drug for the treatment
of a rare blood disorder, she went public (despite a gag order,
threats of lawsuits, and sanctions by the hospital where she practiced)
with findings that the drug was causing harmful effects.
Dr. Margaret S. Haydon, at considerable risk to her career
as a a drug evaluator with Health Canada, went public with evidence
that certain drugs being approved by the department could be harmful
to human health.
Frank Ratcliffe Memorial Award
1998 Winner, John McConachie (Ottawa, ON) - CIAU
Pierre Berton Award
Writer and journalist Peter C. Newman, has been chosen to
receive the 2000 Pierre Berton Award for distinguished achievement
in popularizing Canadian history. The award will be presented at
a dinner in Toronto in February, 2000.
The Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Awards 1999
Celia Barker Lottridge (text) and Harvey Chan (illustrations),
Music for the Sea (Groundwood Books)
YOUNG ADULT / MIDDLE READER
Eric Walters, War of Eagles (Orca Book Publishers)
Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour 1999
The winner of the 52nd Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour
is Stuart McLean for "Home From the Vinyl Cafe"
Wayne Johnston, "The Colony of Unrequited Dreams"
(Alfred A. Knopf)
Sean Kane, "Virtual Freedom" (Ordinary Press)
Robert Kroetsch, "The Man From the Creeks" (Random
Pete McCormack, "Understanding Ken" (Douglas &
Southam Fellows 1999 - 2000
This years' Southam Fellowships at the University of Toronto include
an editorial writer, a business journalist, a financial newswire
reporter and a documentary producer.
The winners are:
Agnès Gruda, La Presse
Janet McFarland, The Globe and Mail
David Parkinson, Dow Jones Newswire
Lynda Shorten, CBC Radio
Toronto Book Award 1999
Richard Outram was named the winner of the City of Toronto's
1999 Toronto Book Award for his poetry "Benedict Abroad"
(Penguin Books). Richard was presented with a $10,000 cheque from
Mayor Mel Lastman at The Word On The Street festival.
These short-listed authors of the 1999 Toronto Book Awards were
each presented with a cheque for $1,000 at the festival:
Dennis Bock, "Olympia" (Doubleday Canada Ltd)
James Chatto, "The Man Who Ate Toronto: Memoirs of a
Restaurant Lover" (Macfarlane Walter & Ross)
Derek McCormack & Chris Chambers, "Wild Mouse"
For information about awards see:
& Fortune: Comprehensive Listing of Awards and Prizes available
to Canadian journalists
Calendar: Current Award Application Deadlines
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