📍 Toronto, ON - Capital Daily was awarded five Canadian Online Publishing Awards yesterday evening. The recognition was presented by Masthead Magazine and honours the digital publishing industry in Canada by showcasing the country’s best content creators.
Recognized across five different categories in the news division, Capital Daily’s landmark investigation into career criminal Timothy Durkin and his crimes against the Sooke Harbour House was selected to receive the gold for Best Investigative Article and Best Content. Since this story was published, Durkin had attempted to silence the publication with a defamation lawsuit which was dismissed by the BC Supreme Court under the province’s anti-SLAPP legislation.This ruling upheld the need to protect journalism at its finest.
Among many entries, the team was honoured for their ongoing in-depth coverage of the old-growth blockades at Fairy Creek, profile on a local boy who inspired his community, and storytelling and production quality of the Capital Daily podcast.
Below is the full list of winners: