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Dustin Godfrey

Dustin Godfrey

Dustin Godfrey is an award-winning journalist who writes about education and crime for the New Westminster Record and business for the Burnaby NOW.

Recent Work by Dustin

Jammed Gears: Recreation, development and conservation on Burnaby Mountain

Jammed Gears: Recreation, development and conservation on Burnaby Mountain

In this four-part series, we take a look at the balancing act at play on Burnaby Mountain, including conservation, infrastructure and development, and recreation
Jammed Gears: How a clash between the city and Burnaby Mountain bikers came to a head

Jammed Gears: How a clash between the city and Burnaby Mountain bikers came to a head

Internal emails show City of Burnaby staff had intended to close the downhill mountain biking trails on Burnaby Mountain without the approval of upper management or council
Jammed Gears: Burnaby Mountain's tug-of-war between conservation and recreation

Jammed Gears: Burnaby Mountain's tug-of-war between conservation and recreation

One conservation advocate says he's worried about the impact of increasing recreational activities – like mountain biking – in the Burnaby Mountain conservation area
Jammed Gears: A history of creeping developments on Burnaby Mountain

Jammed Gears: A history of creeping developments on Burnaby Mountain

We take a look at the mountain of yesteryear, from the mountain's Indigenous roots to the creeping development of the mountain in more recent colonial history
Jammed Gears: Burnaby Mountain bikers force reversal of trail closures

Jammed Gears: Burnaby Mountain bikers force reversal of trail closures

After maps were put up on Burnaby Mountain announcing the closure of downhill mountain biking trails, the mountain biking community pushed in with a slew of emails
Burnaby Greens candidates named for council byelection

Burnaby Greens candidates named for council byelection

The slate nominated Mehreen Chaudry and Teresa Rossiello for the byelection to fill two city council vacancies left by Nick Volkow and Paul McDonell
Burnaby trees spiked to protest Trans Mountain expansion

Burnaby trees spiked to protest Trans Mountain expansion

Signs by "Dr. Anonymous" have been put up in the pipeline expansion route around Brunette River, where more than 1,300 trees are set to be cleared, to warn workers of the spikes
Burnaby assessment appeals rack up $6.4M in refunds in 2020

Burnaby assessment appeals rack up $6.4M in refunds in 2020

The number of appeals to BC Assessment evaluations of properties have skyrocketed in the region, leading to a backlog and growing property tax refunds
Metrotown events centre could cost Burnaby $460 million

Metrotown events centre could cost Burnaby $460 million

The city's feasibility study expects the events centre could see up to 250,000 visitors between hundreds of events a year
Burnaby council approves 'ambitious' 2-year city planning roadmap

Burnaby council approves 'ambitious' 2-year city planning roadmap

The plan includes reviewing the official community plan and neighbourhood plans, completing a transportation plan and revisiting its zoning bylaw