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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).

Email
jbell@timescolonist.com

Recent Work by Jeff

Survey finds more students self harming, but fewer using alcohol or cannabis

Survey finds more students self harming, but fewer using alcohol or cannabis

The 2023 B.C. Adolescent Health Survey pegs the number of students engaging in self harm, such as cutting or starving themselves, at 24 per cent, up from 17 per cent in 2018.
No public access, so no tax break for $7.8M island owned by religious group

No public access, so no tax break for $7.8M island owned by religious group

The Matsuri Foundation of Canada had sought the exemption for the 12.5-hectare Knapp Island as a “place of public worship.”
Car flips onto roof in Oak Bay; medical issue to blame, police say

Car flips onto roof in Oak Bay; medical issue to blame, police say

“Witness accounts and evidence at the scene indicated that speed was not a factor,” the department said on social media.
Kittens being cared for after being left in a box outside Victoria SPCA

Kittens being cared for after being left in a box outside Victoria SPCA

All five of the kittens have been placed in foster homes, where they will stay through Christmas until ready for adoption in two weeks.
Woman accused of using forged documents to apply for nurse job

Woman accused of using forged documents to apply for nurse job

Charrybelle Talau has been charged with offences including fraudulent personation and forgery
Youths caught slashing tires pay for damage, write apology letters

Youths caught slashing tires pay for damage, write apology letters

The three admitted slashing tires on three vehicles in the parking lot of West Shore Town Centre in Langford in August
Man in Santa suit seen waving a gun in downtown Victoria arrested

Man in Santa suit seen waving a gun in downtown Victoria arrested

Police seized a replica handgun from the man, who had outstanding warrants
Suspect sought after man collecting firewood assaulted in woods near Campbell River

Suspect sought after man collecting firewood assaulted in woods near Campbell River

A man on an ATV fired a weapon before assaulting the victim, Campbell River RCMP say
Sooke man who reported his dog was attacked by stranger faces mischief charges

Sooke man who reported his dog was attacked by stranger faces mischief charges

The man told police a stranger had attacked his dog with a blunt object while he was walking with his two children near a golf course
Impaired driver, 22, who rolled vehicle in Langford gets 90-day prohibition

Impaired driver, 22, who rolled vehicle in Langford gets 90-day prohibition

The driver of the vehicle, which flipped near Bear Mountain Parkway and Echo Valley Drive on Saturday night, received an immediate 90-day prohibition
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