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The Winners - Sources 45
Winter 2000

 

Automotive Journalism Award Winners 1999

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 JOURANLISM AWARD

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, Ontario.

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 chain.

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)


BEST BOOK:

MOUNTAIN EXPOSITION
sponsored by Mountain Lights Bookstore, Lake Louise, Alberta
Mark F. Twight and James Martin, Extreme Alpinism (The Mountaineers Books)


MOUNTAIN IMAGE
sponsored by Adventurous Traveller Bookstore, Burlington, Vermont
Vittorio Sella, Summit: Vittorio Sella, Mountaineer and Photographer, the Years 1879-1909 (Aperture Foundation)


ADVENTURE TRAVEL
sponsored by Mountain Travel*Sobek, El Cerrito, CA
Jamie Seppa, Beyond the Sky and the Earth (Doubleday Canada Ltd.)


SPECIAL JURY MENTION:

BIOGRAPHY
David Breashears, High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places (Simon & Schuster)

FICTION
Anne Sauvy, Darkness and the Azure (Baton Wicks)

DESIGN
Amici Design, Fat Tire: A Celebration of the Mountain Bike (Chronicle Books)


Canadian Authors Association Awards For Adult Literature 1999

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 Hamilton Spectator


PRINT:

FEATURE
Laurie Monsebraaten, "The Plight of the Homeless: A National Disaster", The Toronto Star

SERIES
Stephanie Rubec, "When Mommy Drinks", The Ottawa Sun

MAGAZINE
June Rogers, "Heart Disease: What Doctors Don't Tell You", Chatelaine

RADIO:

NEWS REPORT
Kelly Ryan, Anthony Germain, Connie Watson, "The Problem with Pills", CBC Radio - Network

SHORT REPORT
Margaret McGee, "Unhealthy Secrets", CBC Radio - Halifax

LONG REPORT
Ann Stewart, Jim Lebans, "Quirks and Quarks", CBC Radio - Network

TELEVISION:

ACTUALITÉS
Armand Dubois, "Urgences", Réseau TVA

REPORTAGE COURT
Alain Gravel, " Locked in Syndrome", Société Radio-Canada

LONG REPORT
David Tucker, David Murray, "Anxiety's Hostage", Discovery Channel


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.

WHISTLEBLOWER AWARDS

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

PICTURE BOOK
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" (Viking Press)

Short-listed authors:
Wayne Johnston, "The Colony of Unrequited Dreams" (Alfred A. Knopf)
Sean Kane, "Virtual Freedom" (Ordinary Press)
Robert Kroetsch, "The Man From the Creeks" (Random House)
Pete McCormack, "Understanding Ken" (Douglas & McIntyre)


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" (Pedlar Press)

 

For information about awards see:

Fame & Fortune: Comprehensive Listing of Awards and Prizes available to Canadian journalists

Sources Calendar: Current Award Application Deadlines

 



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