CTV Vancouver was honoured with one of the most prestigious awards in broadcasting Tuesday when CTV News at 6 With Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart received the Canadian Screen Award for Canada's Best Local Newscast.

Beating out submissions from CBC and Global BC News Hour, CTV's flagship Vancouver newscast was singled out by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television for its coverage of a chemical fire at the Port of Vancouver last spring and its coverage of the debate over the proposed Kinder Morgan oil pipeline expansion in Burnaby.

Known as "Canada's Oscars," the Canadian Screen Awards were presented at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto. Accepting the award was CTV Vancouver News Director Les Staff and Assistant News Director/Managing Editor Ethan Faber. Also named were CTV Vancouver Senior Producer Rhonda Fuller, Senior Director Charles Wright and former Assignment Editor Len Catling.

"Not only is this award recognition for the entire team at CTV Vancouver," said Staff, "this is also recognition for our viewers as we are committed to producing great local news for our community every day"

CTV Vancouver produces 38 hours of local news each week, including CTV Morning Live, CTV News at Noon, CTV News at 5, CTV News at 6 and CTV  News at 11:30.