The Times Colonist is a finalist in two categories in the 2011 Jack Webster Awards — earning two nominations in the category of best print-news reporting of the year and picking up another nomination for best legal reporting.

B.C.’s best journalists will be announced at the 25th annual Jack Webster Awards dinner on Oct. 24, in Vancouver.

CTV’s Lloyd Robertson is the featured speaker, and CBC’s Gloria Macarenko and Tony Parsons are hosts.

Times Colonist police reporter Katie DeRosa was nominated in the best news reporting category for print for her stories called “Policing the Police.”

Reporters Lindsay Kines, DeRosa, Jack Knox, Judith Lavoie, Les Leyne and Rob Shaw were nominated in the same category for “Robert Pickton and B.C.’s Patchwork Policing.”

In the Times Colonist’s third nomination, court reporter Louise Dickson was nominated for the Jack Webster Award for Excellence in Legal Journalism her coverage of “Crisis in B.C. Courts.”

The 2011 Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to the Kamloops Daily News’s Mel Rothenburger.