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Andrew A. Duffy

Andrew A. Duffy

Andrew Duffy has been carrying a pad and pen with journalistic intent through the streets of Victoria since the early 1990s and has been with the Times Colonist covering everything from sports to politics and all points in between since 1996.

The University of Victoria grad and award-winning journalist has been covering the region’s business beat since 2000 with a practised eye focused on financial malfeasance, real estate, the burgeoning tech sector, tourism and forestry.

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Recent Work by Andrew A.

Trustee concludes Greg Martel ran a massive Ponzi scheme

Trustee concludes Greg Martel ran a massive Ponzi scheme

Investors were told their money would be used for bridge loans for real estate transactions, but it wasn’t.
Victoria mayor warns developers to keep their promises

Victoria mayor warns developers to keep their promises

Aryze went to council for a second time asking for changes to its townhouses project on Foul Bay Road.
Police board to invite rights commissioner to hear impact of cancelling school liaison officer program

Police board to invite rights commissioner to hear impact of cancelling school liaison officer program

The board plans to invite commissioner Kasari Govender to an open board meeting to hear a presentation from VicPD and the mobile youth service team
Survey finds Victoria residents feel less safe downtown, day or night

Survey finds Victoria residents feel less safe downtown, day or night

Fifty-nine per cent of people told a community survey they felt safe downtown during the day, compared with 73 per cent last year, while only 22 per cent felt safe downtown at night
Saanich to ask province for exemption on secondary suites in rural areas

Saanich to ask province for exemption on secondary suites in rural areas

The district doesn’t want to allow secondary and garden suites outside the urban containment boundary
North Saanich accused of favouring complainers over community in closing pickleball courts

North Saanich accused of favouring complainers over community in closing pickleball courts

Those signing an online petition want the district to consider sound-mitigation measures to address noise complaints from nearby homes, rather than shutting down the courts
Victoria moves toward banning sheltering in two more parks

Victoria moves toward banning sheltering in two more parks

City staff have been asked to work with B.C. Housing and other service providers to find alternate shelter for those currently camping out in Vic West and Irving parks
Victoria EV owners to be allowed to charge vehicles on street with cords

Victoria EV owners to be allowed to charge vehicles on street with cords

Fees for DC fast chargers will also be based on the amount of power delivered rather than time they are in use
Unmarked graves likely found in early research near Ahousaht

Unmarked graves likely found in early research near Ahousaht

The first phase of research did not give an indication of how many unmarked graves there may be.
Hearing wraps on alleged $13-million Nanaimo crypto scam

Hearing wraps on alleged $13-million Nanaimo crypto scam

The securities commission has alleged ezBtc and its sole director David Smillie lied to its customers and diverted about $13 million in assets to gambling sites
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