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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

Suspected gang member believed to be recruiting near schools: Victoria police chief

Suspected gang member believed to be recruiting near schools: Victoria police chief

The individual, who was arrested, was allegedly recruiting students in parking lots across the street from several schools, Del Manak told the Greater Victoria School Board
Supporters of police officers in schools rally at school district office

Supporters of police officers in schools rally at school district office

The Greater Victoria School Board voted unanimously last spring to cut the school-liaison officer program
Arsonist banished by First Nation argues jail time would be 'double jeopardy'

Arsonist banished by First Nation argues jail time would be 'double jeopardy'

Eddy Walter Cliffe based his appeal on having already been punished by the Campbell River-area nation, which banished him from the reserve
Rudder problem leads to ferry cancellations on Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen run

Rudder problem leads to ferry cancellations on Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen run

Eight ferry sailings have been cancelled for Friday and Sunday, along with two on Thursday
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.
Jewelry store break-in nets thousands in merchandise

Jewelry store break-in nets thousands in merchandise

Three people with their faces covered were seen in surveillance footage, and left in a dark green or black older-model pickup
Off-duty paramedics, beach-goers in the right place to save soccer player, surfer

Off-duty paramedics, beach-goers in the right place to save soccer player, surfer

The five —including a family of three — were recognized in a B.C. Emergency Heath Services Vital Link ceremony for their lifesaving efforts
It takes an island: Mayne residents pool their skills to renovate house for teacher

It takes an island: Mayne residents pool their skills to renovate house for teacher

Lack of housing on the island was hindering efforts to get another much-needed teacher at the school, so Mayne Islanders decided to take matters into their own hands
Fraudster offered for rent housing that wasn't his, took thousands from victims

Fraudster offered for rent housing that wasn't his, took thousands from victims

Brandon Wildman would take damage or security deposits for units that turned out in some cases to be short-term vacation rentals
Victoria police nab 23 shoplifting suspects in two-day blitz

Victoria police nab 23 shoplifting suspects in two-day blitz

Almost $14,000 in stolen merchandise was recovered in the Feb. 9-11 operation, which follows a similar crackdown in December
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