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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.

Phone
250-960-2759
Email
ngodbout@pgcitizen.ca

Recent Work by Neil

Neil Godbout: Prince George’s First Avenue encampment is a disgrace

Neil Godbout: Prince George’s First Avenue encampment is a disgrace

At this point, it seems many Prince George residents would rather see the city take responsible action and then defend itself in court than stick with the lawless limbo of the current status quo.
In memory: Viola Merritt, co-founder of Prince George's historic Lloyd’s Drive-In Café

In memory: Viola Merritt, co-founder of Prince George's historic Lloyd’s Drive-In Café

Merritt and her husband Lloyd moved to Prince George in 1953 and opened Lloyd's Drive-In Café, which was located at the end of 20th Avenue
Neil Godbout: Why you should attend the PGSO’s Sunday performance of Different Trains

Neil Godbout: Why you should attend the PGSO’s Sunday performance of Different Trains

Different Trains simultaneously asks and answers the question of how moral human beings can live in a world where the Holocaust happened.
Neil Godbout: Prince George pulp mill closure an opportunity to reimagine forestry

Neil Godbout: Prince George pulp mill closure an opportunity to reimagine forestry

Properly managed, forestry is a sustainable, renewable resource, a goose that can lay golden eggs forever, a generous gift for our children and our grandchildren.
Cougars fall to Medicine Hat Tigers

Cougars fall to Medicine Hat Tigers

Viliam Kmec and Chase Wheatcroft had the Cougar goals.
Neil Godbout: Remembering Gino Odjick’s best game ever

Neil Godbout: Remembering Gino Odjick’s best game ever

At my very first NHL game, Gino Odjick played the best game of his life.
Neil Godbout: Canfor, province need to be held accountable for Prince George layoffs

Neil Godbout: Canfor, province need to be held accountable for Prince George layoffs

Canfor brought in $211.5 million in earnings in the third quarter of 2022, $644.3 million in earnings the quarter before that and the $839.9 million in earnings during the first three months of last year.
Neil Godbout: Want to sleep better? Tape your mouth shut

Neil Godbout: Want to sleep better? Tape your mouth shut

It’s been a year-and-a-half now and a game changer for me.
Prince George Spruce Kings earn weekend split against Penticton Vees

Prince George Spruce Kings earn weekend split against Penticton Vees

On Saturday, the Spruce Kings handed the Vees only their third regulation loss and first shutout of the season.
Prince George Citizen editor recalls being first at hit-and-run scene

Prince George Citizen editor recalls being first at hit-and-run scene

I saw her at the very last moment and swerved, barely missing her. Fortunately, no one was in the left lane heading south on the Hart Highway into Prince George.
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