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 26, 2022

Should Burnaby penalize contractors who don’t finish projects in time?

Rosemary Brown Arena was originally expected to be done last year, according to one councillor. Now, contractors say not until June 2023.

September 22, 2022

Douglas Coupland unveils colourful ‘blob kebab’ art piece in Station Square

The "blob kebab," Coupland said, was intended to recognize the history of Metrotown and a Ford assembly plant that once existed there.

September 14, 2022

‘It should be done by now’: Norland housing project to be completed 2 years late

The Norland Avenue project is the second social housing facility slated for the property. The first one was also late by seven months.

September 8, 2022

Uncovering Burnaby: The movement for secession in North Burnaby

In 1926, wards 4 and 5 of Burnaby, which encompassed the Heights and Capitol Hill areas, began pursuing secession to amalgamate with Vancouver.

September 7, 2022

Burnaby city staff complete two-year tenant assistance policy review

Two years after city council gave the final approval for the tenant assistance policy, staff have returned with six recommended amendments.

September 1, 2022

Uncovering Burnaby: The city’s century-long effort to be the ‘hub’ of the region

While usually seen from the outside as the sleepy suburb, Burnaby has billed itself for over a century as a potential hub for the region.

August 31, 2022

CUPE 23 tight-lipped about president re-election process

The union representing City of Burnaby staff voted in the spring for its executive board. Now it's redoing the process for the president.

August 29, 2022

Calls have gone down, but ambulance response times have risen dramatically in Burnaby

Last year, the median code purple/red call in Burnaby took ambulances 12 minutes to respond, up from 10 minutes four years prior.

August 25, 2022

Controversial film studio proposal in Burnaby going to public hearing next week

The film studio is proposed for a 17.1-acre property in the Big Bend area that was controversially put up for sale by the city last year.

August 24, 2022

Labour board complaint from Burnaby RCMP detachment dismissed

Leona Humphrey alleged that she was targeted by a manager at the detachment after she stood up for a coworker making a bullying complaint.