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.

January 19, 2022

The road salt that makes winter driving safer may be killing salmon

A local project aims to highlight the damage road salt, which is laid down to help clear snow and ice, can cause in salmon-bearing streams.

January 17, 2022

Burnaby councillors scorn provincial-federal panel on housing affordability

The "Opening doors" report, produced by a panel on housing affordability, placed too much blame on municipal governments, councillors said.

January 14, 2022

Burnaby-born history buff’s book, Lost Kootenays, makes a splash

Lost Kootenays topped of bestseller lists in three categories on Amazon Canada, and even cracked the national top-100.

January 13, 2022

7 Burnaby firefighters still unvaccinated, city says

Seven Burnaby firefighters are among 85 city employees who are getting rapid tests in lieu of vaccinations at the expense of the city.

January 12, 2022

Staff COVID cases cancel vaccine appointments at Kensington Shoppers

The Kensington Shoppers Drug Mart had to cancel its COVID booster clinic after a "small number" of staff contracted the virus.

January 11, 2022

CER hearing over Trans Mountain fire lanes set for this month

Trans Mountain wants to bypass the Burnaby's bylaws around fire access lane width, a matter that will be heard in a CER hearing on Jan 28

January 10, 2022

Still time to halt Burnaby’s waste incinerator heating project, advocate says

Metro Vancouver's waste incinerator in Burnaby has its first client lined up for its heat distribution system—Vancouver's River District—starting in 2025

January 6, 2022

$42k fine in fatal incident at Burnaby worksite

WorkSafeBC fined Sandpiper Contracting just under $42,000 after a fatal incident involving a 1,360-kg excavator bucket falling on a worker.

January 5, 2022

Should Burnaby charge more in property taxes?

With 19% growth in the cost of an average single-family house, an economist says increasing property taxes could lift pressure off the market.

December 31, 2021

Trans Mountain tank farm fire lanes not meeting the ‘basic minimum’: city

The tank farm fire lanes proposed by Trans Mountain meet BC Building Code requirements but not the city's fire services bylaw.