Newspaper article The Canadian Press

CBC Big Winner on First Night of Canadian Screen Awards

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

CBC Big Winner on First Night of Canadian Screen Awards

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CBC among early Canadian Screen Awards winner

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TORONTO - CBC was the big winner on the first of several gala nights for this year's Canadian Screen Awards.

The public broadcaster won 18 awards at Tuesday's Toronto gala, which honoured winners in 50 categories for non-fiction programming.

Seven of the CBC awards were for news talent, including Heather Hiscox of CBC News Network, who won best national news anchor.

Gillian Findlay of "The Fifth Estate" was named best host or interviewer in a news or information program or series.

"The Fifth Estate" also won best news or information series.

Andrew Chang, who is now a co-host on "The National," took the trophy for best local news anchor for CBC's "British Columbia Votes."

CBC did not win best national newscast, though -- that honour went to "CTV National News with Lisa LaFlamme. …

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