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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

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
Drivers of vehicles that got stuck mud-bogging in Nanaimo estuary could face fines

Drivers of vehicles that got stuck mud-bogging in Nanaimo estuary could face fines

The drivers could also be on the hook for any environmental damage to the protected Nanaimo River estuary
North Saanich resident hopes to break world records on his e-longboard

North Saanich resident hopes to break world records on his e-longboard

Bradley Smith plans to travel 3,500 kilometres on his electric-powered longboard.
Don't cheap out on travel medical, experts say, after family runs into resistance from insurance firm

Don't cheap out on travel medical, experts say, after family runs into resistance from insurance firm

Danielle Kliaman’s family has had difficulty getting her travel medical insurance company to pay after she was hit by a truck in Thailand
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.
Victoria temple planned for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Victoria temple planned for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The design, location and construction timeline for the temple, which would be the second in B.C., have yet to be determined
'People are still wearing it:' Ceremony to mark 10 years since end of Canada's mission in Afghanistan

'People are still wearing it:' Ceremony to mark 10 years since end of Canada's mission in Afghanistan

While some returned physically unscathed, many bore mental wounds that will likely stay with them for the rest of their lives
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