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Neil Godbout

Neil Godbout

A graduate of the Carleton University journalism program in Ottawa, Neil earned a Master of Arts degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies from UNBC in 2004. He has received provincial and national recognition for his work, including a National Newspaper Award nomination for editorial writing, a Ma Murray Award for editorial writing from the B.C./Yukon Community Newspaper Association and Best News Story and Best News Photo from the Canadian Community Newspapers Association. Locally, Neil has received awards of appreciation from the Prince George Brain Injured Group and the PG Pride Society for his editorial stances. Neil is also the author of the Broken Guardian trilogy of young adult urban fantasy novels. Dissolve and Resolve, the second and third books in the series, were finalists for Best Young Adult Novel from the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association in 2013 and 2014 respectively. He is the past president of the Nechako Rotary Club and remains active in local Rotary initiatives.

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ngodbout@pgcitizen.ca

Recent Work by Neil

Lottery ticket sold in Prince George worth $500K

Lottery ticket sold in Prince George worth $500K

According to PlayNow, saying yes to the Extra for the Feb. 15, 2024, Daily Grand draw was worth $500,000 for whomever bought the ticket.
Prince George area First Nations applaud Supreme Court decision

Prince George area First Nations applaud Supreme Court decision

Based in Prince George, Carrier Sekani Family Services, along with four Carrier Sekani nations, were granted intervener status in the case
Fraser Lake working to deal with looming sawmill closure

Fraser Lake working to deal with looming sawmill closure

The village is creating ongoing opportunities for feedback, allowing residents and community members to express their voices and concerns
Editorial: BC NDP all hot air on 2030 gas ban plan

Editorial: BC NDP all hot air on 2030 gas ban plan

During a housing crisis for availability and affordability, the BC government is offering a plan to make new homes more expensive to build and live in.
Snowfall warning issued across Prince George region

Snowfall warning issued across Prince George region

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Prince George region, running along Highway 16 from Fraser Lake to the Alberta border, including Fort St. James and Quesnel.
Editorial: Remembering Honest Ed and a more civil era

Editorial: Remembering Honest Ed and a more civil era

Ed Broadbent, the leader of the federal New Democratic Party, was known across Canada as Honest Ed, even among his political adversaries and voters who preferred Brian Mulroney’s Conservatives. 
Editorial: North-central B.C. has much greater health care needs than a Prince George hospital helipad

Editorial: North-central B.C. has much greater health care needs than a Prince George hospital helipad

The greatest need in Northern Health is more healthcare professionals based in more communities across the region.
Northern B.C. duo named to best songs of 2023 list

Northern B.C. duo named to best songs of 2023 list

“I Got Paid Today” by the Snotty Nose Rez Kids made a list that includes big names like Taylor Swift, Drake, Morgan Wallen and Metallica.
Editorial: Government must get ruthless with toxic drug traffickers

Editorial: Government must get ruthless with toxic drug traffickers

What is the difference between the sodium nitrite Kenneth Law is accused of selling and people trafficking enough fentanyl to kill dozens or hundreds of people?
Editorial: Are John Rustad and the B.C. Conservatives for real?

Editorial: Are John Rustad and the B.C. Conservatives for real?

In the latest polls, Rustad and the BC Conservatives are running neck and neck with Kevin Falcon and BC United.
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