CBC Ottawa wins 2 national awards for local news

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Kneel jumpers compete to leap the furthest distance forward from a starting line. A CBC Ottawa profile of the sport won a national award for local news reporting June 11, 2022. (Francis Ferland/CBC - image credit)
Kneel jumpers compete to leap the furthest distance forward from a starting line. A CBC Ottawa profile of the sport won a national award for local news reporting June 11, 2022. (Francis Ferland/CBC - image credit)
Francis Ferland/CBC
Francis Ferland/CBC

CBC Ottawa picked up two RTDNA Canada awards over the weekend for stories about winter games and growing up with a rare genetic condition.

The journalist association chose regional winners late last month and then from that shortlist of four, picked national winners for local reporting.

The video award for audio-visual storytelling out of a large market went to Zack Hodge Takacs opening up about life with Treacher Collins Syndrome.

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CBC Ottawa's "Cool with Cold" series highlighted people who found creative ways to embrace winter safely during the early 2021 pandemic wave.

It won a digital excellence in sports reporting award for its stories about the traditional Inuit game of kneel jump and the ancient Mongolian sport of knucklebone.

Francis Ferland/CBC
Francis Ferland/CBC

Breaking news coverage of the Eastway Tank Pump & Meter explosion and a video editing nod for a story on a beading project to honour residential school children won regional categories.

Stories out of CBC newsrooms in B.C. and Manitoba were chosen over those at the national level.

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