Black Press Media journalists from Monday Magazine and Victoria News are 2019 winners of the Jack Webster Award for Excellence in Science, Technology, Health & Environment reporting. (Victoria News/Twitter)

Black Press Media wins preeminent journalism award for opioid crisis series

Victoria team earns the Webster for Excellence in Science, Technology Health, Environment Reporting

Black Press Media took home a big win at Thursday’s night at Western Canada’s preeminent journalism awards.

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Winning the Jack Webster award for Excellence in Science, Technology Health and Environment Reporting for a series focusing on the rampant substance use problem in Victoria.

Special Report: Opioid Crisis takes a deep dive into the various facets that go into battling an epidemic that has claimed the lives of thousands of people in the province.

RELATED: Special Report: Living with addiction while saving others during the opioid crisis

To see the all of the stories that make up the report visit vicnews.com/tag/greater-victorias-opioid-crisis.

For resources in Greater Victoria, find Black Press Media’s Overdose Prevention Guide online.



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Katherine Engqvist, bureau chief of the Greater Victoria Editorial Hub, at the Jack Webster Awards. (Katherine Engqvist Instagram)

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