Lindsay Kines (Victoria Times Colonist)

"Reporter Lindsay Kines diligently pursued the effects of budget constraints at the BC agency dedicated to caring for the disabled throughout 2011. He was one of the first reporters in the province to recognize the importance of the story and for months was alone in demanding answers from government officials into cutbacks, wait lists and service problems for the disabled. His focused, meticulous reporting turned it into one of B.C.'s most significant political stories in 2011. The growing attention contributed to the shuffle of the cabinet minister responsible, the departure of the CEO, an interim funding boost and a number of reviews still underway."

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