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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.

Victoria residents to decide if Crystal Pool will be replaced

Victoria residents to decide if Crystal Pool will be replaced

Council voted unanimously to hold a referendum on borrowing $168.9 million to build a new pool and fitness facility.
Price tag for new Crystal Pool tops $200M; Victoria council to consider future

Price tag for new Crystal Pool tops $200M; Victoria council to consider future

Cost is triple the estimate given to the previous council. Study finds that existing site is most economical and efficient option, translating into shorter construction time, reduced complexity and risk.
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.
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
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
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
B.C. Transit's electric-bus deal short circuits

B.C. Transit's electric-bus deal short circuits

The Crown corporation couldn’t make deal with with company that bought original vendor, which went bankrupt.
Documents could reveal whether Greg Martel was running Ponzi scheme

Documents could reveal whether Greg Martel was running Ponzi scheme

Receiver PricewaterhouseCoopers says it’s tracking more than 50,000 transactions through 40-plus accounts at various financial institutions.
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