Sarah McLachlan, Grimes, and Bria Skonberg among those who win Junos in advance of TV broadcast

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      Tonight, many Canadians will turn on the tube to watch Bryan Adams and Russell Peters cohost the Juno Awards on CTV.

      But these won't be the first such honours granted this year.

      At a gala dinner last night in Ottawa, the Canadian Academy of Recording Artists presented 34 Junos, including its International Achievement Award to Drake.

      Vancouver's Sarah McLachlan won the Juno for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year for Wonderland.

      As part of Juno Week, McLachlan is also being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

      Another winner last night with Lower Mainland roots was Vancouver-born Grimes, a.k.a. Claire Boucher. She collected the Juno for Video of the Year for "Kill V. Maim".

      Grimes was also nominated for Alternative Album of the Year for Art Angels, but the Juno went to July Talk's Touch.

      Bria Skonberg, who was born in Chilliwack and graduated from Capilano University, took home the Juno for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year for Bria.

      Bria Skonberg's career path keeps going in an upward direction.

      The Tragically Hip won the Juno for Rock Album of the Year for Man Machine Poem. And the band's frontman, Gord Downie, was honoured with Adult Alternative Album of the Year for Secret Path. Nearly a year ago, Downie revealed that he has terminal brain cancer.

      The Juno for Artist of the Year was awarded posthumously to Leonard Cohen; International Album of the Year went to Coldplay's A Head Full of Dreams; and Single of the Year went to the Strumbellas for "Spirits".

      Watch the Juno Award-winning "Kill V Maim" video by Grimes.

      The Vancouver band the Zolas was a nomineee for Breakthrough Group of the Year but the Juno went to the Dirty Nil.

      And B.C. troubadour Raffi was up for Children's Album of the Year, which was awarded to Diana Parton for I Believe in Little Things.

      Tonight the Vancouver group Marianas Trench is nominated for Pop Album of the Year for Astoria.