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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

Full moon in June is a strawberry — but that's just one name of many

Full moon in June is a strawberry — but that's just one name of many

Friday marks the northern hemisphere’s first full moon of the summer
Victoria trimaran crew sails to victory in Race to Alaska, breaking 'the curse'

Victoria trimaran crew sails to victory in Race to Alaska, breaking 'the curse'

It was Team Malalo’s third try to win — in 2022, they had to pull out after damage from a log strike
South Island could be in most quake-prone part of the Pacific coast: study

South Island could be in most quake-prone part of the Pacific coast: study

A new study has found the section of the Cascadia Subduction Zone that includes the south Island and Washington state could be the most susceptible to a major earthquake
Dr. Bonnie Henry and Robert Davidson among VIU honorary degree recipients

Dr. Bonnie Henry and Robert Davidson among VIU honorary degree recipients

Vancouver Island University is bestowing honorary degrees at convocation ceremonies
Woman disappeared from Victoria 43 years ago this week: VicPD

Woman disappeared from Victoria 43 years ago this week: VicPD

Linda Pedersen was 24 when she was last seen at 9:15 a.m. June 3, 1981 leaving her boyfriend’s apartment
Cougar seen in Beach Drive area of Oak Bay early Friday

Cougar seen in Beach Drive area of Oak Bay early Friday

The sighting was at about 5 a.m. in the area of Shady Lane, across Beach Drive from Glenlyon Norfolk School
Police on the hunt for owner of wedding ring found at Tofino beach

Police on the hunt for owner of wedding ring found at Tofino beach

The ring was found near the access path at Cox Beach by “an out-of-town Good Samaritan,” police said
Jogger clipped by fast-moving e-bike on E&N Rail trail

Jogger clipped by fast-moving e-bike on E&N Rail trail

A witness estimates the e-bike was travelling about 40 km/h when the incident happened about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday
Pickup driver who tried to pull Yaris driver from vehicle fails roadside screening

Pickup driver who tried to pull Yaris driver from vehicle fails roadside screening

The incident happened at the intersection of Kelly Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway on Friday
Rooted in Care: Mechanic recalls ride with stunt-flying pilot during Second World War

Rooted in Care: Mechanic recalls ride with stunt-flying pilot during Second World War

Ronnie Bennett-Butcher, who joined the RAF as a teenager and worked as a mechanic on planes, was one of three women at Veterans Memorial Lodge who recalled their wartime experiences this week
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