Dustin Godfrey

Dustin is a journalist with five years of experience at community publications, including the Burnaby Now, the New Westminster Record, Abbotsford News, Penticton Western News and Castanet Penticton. He won the Canadian Community Newspaper Award for outstanding reporter initiative for an investigative series on the Okanagan Correctional Centre and the Jack Webster Award for community reporting for a series on the homeless community in Abbotsford. He has the best cat.

September 23, 2021

RCMP removes tree-sits removed from TMX path

A pair of "sky pods" were blocking Trans Mountain pipeline expansion work in the Brunette River area of Burnaby

September 20, 2021

Keep track of Burnaby’s federal election results here

Everything you need to know once the polls close is right here.

September 17, 2021

Judge halts ex-instructor’s harassment campaign against his former SFU colleagues

Masood Masjoody, a former PhD student and instructor of math at SFU, engaged in a months-long online campaign against several women in the math department after one woman rebuked him.

September 15, 2021

Know your candidate: Peter Dolling, Burnaby North-Seymour

Peter Dolling, Green Party candidate for Burnaby North-Seymour, spoke with the Beacon recently on a variety of issues, from nuclear energy to the housing crisis to the toxic drug crisis

September 14, 2021

Know your candidate: Terry Beech, Burnaby North-Seymour

Terry Beech, Liberal candidate for Burnaby North-Seymour, spoke with the Beacon recently about the various crises—housing, toxic drugs, and climate—facing Canada in this election.

September 13, 2021

Confrontation looms large at TMX tree sit protest

After a stop-work order was lifted on Trans Mountain expansion work in Burnaby's Brunette River area, authorities will now need to remove tree sitters for the work to continue.

September 9, 2021

New West-Burnaby candidates face off on climate change

Discussion over TMX and fossil fuel subsidies saw plenty of barbs traded between candidates

September 8, 2021

Know your candidate: Jim Hanson, Burnaby North-Seymour

Jim Hanson, NDP candidate for Burnaby North-Seymour, spoke with the Beacon recently about the various crises—housing, toxic drugs, and climate—facing Canada in this election.

September 3, 2021

BC Acorn rallies outside Terry Beech’s office

The tenants' advocacy group held a day of action on housing across the country, including one rally outside the Liberal candidate's constituency office

August 31, 2021

Stoney Creek may take over a year to recover from fish kill

The contamination of the stream is believed to have killed the invertebrates juvenile fish feed on, meaning this year's spawn will have little food