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Jeff Bell

Jeff Bell

Jeff Bell has been working at his hometown newspaper since 1990, having worked at a couple of weeklies beforehand. He has covered a variety of beats in his career, most recently education, police and all things municipal.

When he’s not on the job, he likes to golf, hang out with Krista, meet up with friends and keep track of his 12 nieces and nephews, and 11 great nieces and nephews (with one more on the way).

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Recent Work by Jeff

Missing Courtenay parrot could be victim of birdnapping, owner says

Missing Courtenay parrot could be victim of birdnapping, owner says

Sightings of an African grey parrot that disappeared on May 7 have been reported around Nanaimo
Saanich senior has 'nearly no furniture' after series of break-ins while she was in hospital

Saanich senior has 'nearly no furniture' after series of break-ins while she was in hospital

Anne Tolmie, 78, says her home was ransacked in six separate break-and-enters while she was being treated for pneumonia
Oak Bay speeder clocked at three times the limit

Oak Bay speeder clocked at three times the limit

Man at the wheel given a ticket with $483 fine for being more than 60 km/h above the limit, and had his vehicle towed for a week-long impoundment.
Police not at fault in man's death in Sproat Lake: IIO

Police not at fault in man's death in Sproat Lake: IIO

Elderly was man found dead in his vehicle submerged in Sproat Lake two days after police spoke to him because of concerns for his well-being
Mental-health team helps those in crisis on West Shore

Mental-health team helps those in crisis on West Shore

A new mobile integrated crisis response team sends a team of nurse and officer to calls with a mental-health component — 270 since January
VicPD release photo of suspect in change-room voyeurism incident

VicPD release photo of suspect in change-room voyeurism incident

A woman reported the incident to a staff member at the business in the 1100-block of Douglas Street just after 3 p.m.
Lack of rear light leads to big fine for motorcyclist with no insurance

Lack of rear light leads to big fine for motorcyclist with no insurance

Pulled over for travelling without a rear light, the rider ended up with a $598 ticket for driving without insurance
UVic faculty group concerned about surveillance of pro-Palestinian camp

UVic faculty group concerned about surveillance of pro-Palestinian camp

The university says campus buildings will now be closed daily from 5 p.m.-7 a.m., with some entrances locked throughout the day.
Family of teen killed in Duncan hit-and-run urges driver to come forward

Family of teen killed in Duncan hit-and-run urges driver to come forward

The victim, 17-year-old Leeann Joe, would have turned 18 next month.
Princess Anne will spend time in both Victoria and Vancouver

Princess Anne will spend time in both Victoria and Vancouver

The Royal Canadian Navy is hosting her stay in Canada from May 3-5, during which she will be designated as honorary commodore-in-chief of the Canadian Fleet Pacific.
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