The Globe and Mail’s Justine Hunter and John Lehmann have been nominated for best feature article of the year by the Jack Webster Awards, which recognize excellence in journalism in British Columbia.
Ms. Hunter’s story, All in the Same Boat, followed aboriginal youth and police officers on a week-long canoe journey designed to improve what is often a confrontational relationship between the two groups.
The canoe flotilla, run by a program called Pulling Together, covered 185 kilometres by boat from Tofino to Port Alberni.
Earlier this year, Mr. Lehmann’s photography of that canoe trip netted him a nomination for a National Newspaper Award for news feature photography.
The Globe and Mail’s Andrea Woo was nominated twice for work she did at the Vancouver Sun. Ms. Woo was part of a team that produced an online series about a downtown Vancouver neighbourhood called The Gastown Project, which was nominated for excellence in multimedia journalism.
She was also part of the Vancouver Sun team that wrote a series about a small plane crash in Richmond that was nominated for best news reporting of the year.
Winners of the awards will be announced in Vancouver on Nov. 1.