"Barb is a veteran journalist at the Regina Leader-Post, and is extremely well-respected by sources, readers, and colleagues as a top-notch journalist. She is a relentless investigator, a compassionate story teller, and a dogged journalist, who does not stop until the story is told. Barb is also a terrific mentor and colleague, always willing to share her experience and knowledge with those around her. In a changing business, Barb typifies the qualities that make a good newsperson in any age, and in any medium: A desire to find good and important stories, a commitment to telling them fairly and accurately, and a true love of journalism."

Here are some of Pacholik's stories from the past year: