A Kamloops journalist was among the award winners at the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) awards in Toronto on Saturday night (June 4).
Doug Herbert, a reporter with CBC’s Kamloops Daybreak show, won the Byron MacGregor Award for Best Newscast-Small Market for his coverage of the flash flood in Cache Creek.
A year ago, torrential rain sent water raging through the town, destroying several homes and causing millions of dollars in damage.
Two other CBC reporters from B.C. were also among the winners. Betsy Trumpener won the Dave Rogers Award for Short Feature in small and medium markets for her story called Rehab at the River: Water Ceremony.
With the invitation of an elder, Trumpener followed two ex-convicts, now on parole, at a wilderness camp as they endured a water ceremony in an icy northern river as part of their cultural rehabilitation program.
Meanwhile, the CBC's Elaine Chau was awarded the Adrienne Clarkson Award for her story Wui Gwai: Hong Kong Homecoming, which looked at the influence of Hong Kong Chinese immigrants on Vancouver, and Canada.