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Pedro Arrais

Pedro Arrais

Pedro Arrais is a reporter with the Times Colonist who is most comfortable when he uses his curiosity and listening skills to engage with the public. He covers breaking news, cats, and any other story that needs telling. He writes the weekly Our Community column.

After obtaining a certificate in public relations from the University of Victoria, he worked in communications at different levels of government.

Before joining the Times Colonist in 2006, Pedro worked in the automotive industry. He still can’t stop looking at or writing about cars. Believing in the adage “mens sana in corpore sano,” Pedro enjoys coaching 10K runners by day and cycling into the wee hours at night.

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Recent Work by Pedro

'Just the nicest people': Friend remembers Salt Spring sailors

'Just the nicest people': Friend remembers Salt Spring sailors

Tim O’Connor, co-owner of a coffee house in Ganges, says the couple had been excited about the prospect of walking the Camino again.
B.C.'s drought: Water will keep flowing in capital region thanks to planning

B.C.'s drought: Water will keep flowing in capital region thanks to planning

Though this summer is expected to be one of the driest since 1896, the CRD is confident water supply won’t be affected — in part because of a decision made 20-plus years ago.
Central Saanich man qualifies for World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas

Central Saanich man qualifies for World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas

Edward Bergman qualified through playing a $1,200 satellite tournament on GGPoker, an online poker room
Couple sparks smiles with their Canada Day celebration

Couple sparks smiles with their Canada Day celebration

For the past 20 years — ever since Monica Miller received her Canadian citizenship — the couple have celebrated Canada’s birthday by inviting the neighbourhood to join in the occasion.
Virtual reality training scenarios put police officers in shoes of people having their worst day

Virtual reality training scenarios put police officers in shoes of people having their worst day

Axon, a U.S.-based company that showed off its products in Victoria this week, can put police in the shoes of a person in crisis in its VR training
Family left with bill after Victoria woman injured in Thailand

Family left with bill after Victoria woman injured in Thailand

Every bone in Danielle Kliaman's foot was broken when she was hit by a truck while riding a scooter in Thailand on Saturday. Now her family is having to pay tens of thousands of dollars for her care after her travel medical insurance company refused to pay up.
Food, not poison ban, the culprit in rat proliferation, says rat catcher

Food, not poison ban, the culprit in rat proliferation, says rat catcher

A popular recent video from Vancouver showed dozens of rats around a park in front of the Burrard Skytrain station, scurrying under the feet of commuters
Victoria-restored 1956 Mercedes-Benz sells for record $3.5M at auction

Victoria-restored 1956 Mercedes-Benz sells for record $3.5M at auction

The purchaser, who wanted to remain anonymous, is an 80-year-old car collector from Minnesota
Car dealer's practices under investigation by industry body

Car dealer's practices under investigation by industry body

The dealership lost a $5.5-million lawsuit after the operator of one of its vehicles was involved in a collision that killed one woman and critically injured another
Playing Joseph and Mary in nativity pageant sparked real-life marriage

Playing Joseph and Mary in nativity pageant sparked real-life marriage

Rachel and Eric Watters now have three daughters — none of whom has been the right age to play baby Jesus.
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