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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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parrais@timescolonist.com

Recent Work by Pedro

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.
Bird enthusiasts hope to catch sight of rare red bird in Christmas count

Bird enthusiasts hope to catch sight of rare red bird in Christmas count

The summer tanager recently showed up unexpectedly at a feeder in North Saanich, far from its typical winter range.
How does a quadriplegic cycle across Canada? With ingenuity, drive and the right equipment

How does a quadriplegic cycle across Canada? With ingenuity, drive and the right equipment

Kevin Mills, who suffered a spinal injury in 2009, is set to arrive in Victoria today after cycling more than 7,400 kilometres from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island.
Author remembers what it was like to be with Terry Fox on Marathon of Hope

Author remembers what it was like to be with Terry Fox on Marathon of Hope

Bill Vigars accompanied Terry Fox on the Marathon of Hope for three months and has released a new book about his experiences. He'll be at Mile 0 on Sunday for Victoria's Terry Fox Run.
Electrical fault leads to raw sewage flowing across West Coast Road

Electrical fault leads to raw sewage flowing across West Coast Road

Problem was caused by an electrical fault at a wastewater lift station, the District of Sooke says
Victoria couple turns Hawaiian holiday into aid effort

Victoria couple turns Hawaiian holiday into aid effort

Pete and Kimmy Gill, who were already in Hawaii when they learned of the Maui wildfires, are organizing supplies for residents.
Hop on it: B.C. SPCA offers half-off rabbit adoption fees

Hop on it: B.C. SPCA offers half-off rabbit adoption fees

The animal welfare organization says it’s seen an increase in the number of bunnies dropped off for adoption, including many pregnant rabbits
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