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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

Burnaby seeks to increase climate requirements for new buildings

Burnaby seeks to increase climate requirements for new buildings

The city will not meet its goals of reducing carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050 with current provincial policies, city staff say
Burnaby proposes testing 100 solar panels in city hall parking lot

Burnaby proposes testing 100 solar panels in city hall parking lot

The proposal comes about a year after council directed staff to investigate a solar pilot project at the city hall campus
Burnaby won't get B.C.'s backing in TMX tree removal case

Burnaby won't get B.C.'s backing in TMX tree removal case

The provincial government will not be intervening in the case, in which Trans Mountain is seeking to bypass city processes for tree removal
Burnaby claims TMX is bulldozing tree removal permit process

Burnaby claims TMX is bulldozing tree removal permit process

Trans Mountain gave the city "grossly insufficient time" to approve tree removal permits before going to the Canada Energy Regulator, the city claims
Burnaby looks at equipping bylaw officers with body cams

Burnaby looks at equipping bylaw officers with body cams

This comes after a trial period with the city's bike patrol using body-worn cameras
One arrested in protest blocking Stoney Creek TMX work in Burnaby

One arrested in protest blocking Stoney Creek TMX work in Burnaby

Trans Mountain pipeline work was getting underway in the Stoney Creek area of Burnaby when workers were confronted by protesters blocking access to the site
Burnaby mayor talks about the year of COVID and the challenges to come

Burnaby mayor talks about the year of COVID and the challenges to come

The year 2020 brought challenges with COVID-19 – and will continue to hurt the economy into 2021 – but also showed the strength of Burnaby's community, Mayor Mike Hurley says
More than 1,000 COVID violations found in Burnaby inspections in 6 months

More than 1,000 COVID violations found in Burnaby inspections in 6 months

The city's team, which investigates public complaints of non-compliance, conducted a total of 2,085 inspections, with nearly half of them finding violations
Trans Mountain seeks to bypass Burnaby bylaws for tree removal

Trans Mountain seeks to bypass Burnaby bylaws for tree removal

The Crown corporation filed a notice of motion with the Canada Energy Regulator to be exempt from the city's tree bylaw for its pipeline expansion project
Former BCA president, labour activist Gordie Larkin dies of COVID

Former BCA president, labour activist Gordie Larkin dies of COVID

Larkin, a former Canadian Labour Congress activist and Burnaby Citizens Association president, died last night after a 2-month battle against COVID-19