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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

Grant will allow Maritime Museum to digitize maps, ships' plans

Grant will allow Maritime Museum to digitize maps, ships' plans

Federal $17,000 heritage grant will allow the museum to buy a large-format scanner, so items can be digitized and made available to the public
Nanaimo Christian School nixes Queer-Straight Alliance as club's name

Nanaimo Christian School nixes Queer-Straight Alliance as club's name

Instead, it’s being called the Space for Belonging Club, “in order to avoid exclusive or polarizing language,” says the school superintendent
Victoria police warn about rise in 'sextortion' cases targeting boys, men

Victoria police warn about rise in 'sextortion' cases targeting boys, men

Perpetrators frequently pose as teenage girls or women who are interested in a sexual relationship, before requesting intimate photos and videos.
Cat released 'without charge' after sneaking into police vehicle

Cat released 'without charge' after sneaking into police vehicle

The cat was found in the front window of a police car after officers dealt with a driver who had reportedly gone through two red lights.
Community pitches in to make snowy wedding a success

Community pitches in to make snowy wedding a success

With two terminally ill parents, Shannon Taylor-Alce didn’t want anything to stop her wedding from going ahead on Dec. 20. Then the snow hit.
Saanich woman loses thousands of dollars to puppy scam

Saanich woman loses thousands of dollars to puppy scam

The woman responded to an online ad for a Maltese puppy, but after she sent a requested money order, she was told to buy and send Visa gift cards or the puppy’s life would be at risk
Snow, ice pellets, freezing rain, rain: prepare for power outages, cancelled flights and ferry sailings

Snow, ice pellets, freezing rain, rain: prepare for power outages, cancelled flights and ferry sailings

On Friday, there'll be no Greater Victoria bus service until at least 10:30 a.m., B.C. Transit said. Most Friday morning departures at Victoria International Airport were cancelled. B.C. Ferries cancelled several morning sailings.
Santa flies in to visit kids at Victoria, Nanaimo hospitals, before heading to mainland

Santa flies in to visit kids at Victoria, Nanaimo hospitals, before heading to mainland

Santa used a B.C. Ambulance Service helicopter to visit children and their families at a number of B.C. hospitals Tuesday, beginning at Victoria General Hospital then heading to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
Bowser family welcomes baby in wake of devastating gas station fire

Bowser family welcomes baby in wake of devastating gas station fire

“It’s crazy because at about 9:50 on the 6th the fire had started, and on the 9th about 9:50 we were holding baby.”
HMCS Winnipeg, Vancouver home for Christmas after six-month deployment

HMCS Winnipeg, Vancouver home for Christmas after six-month deployment

Family and friends bearing homemade signs and flowers were waiting at the jetty at CFB Esquimalt to welcome the ships’ crews, as was Defence Minister Anita Anand
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