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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).

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Recent Work by Jeff

Baby delivered in couple's vehicle in View Royal pub's parking lot

Baby delivered in couple's vehicle in View Royal pub's parking lot

The couple was believed to be en route to the hospital when the birth started to happen a little too soon
B.C. campfire ban set to come into effect Friday at noon

B.C. campfire ban set to come into effect Friday at noon

The campfire ban, which comes into effect at noon on July 12, 2024, will apply to every area of B.C. except the Haida Gwaii Forest District.
B.C.'s drought: After a challenging two years, a close watch on Vancouver Island

B.C.'s drought: After a challenging two years, a close watch on Vancouver Island

Signs of drought the province is seeing started almost exactly two years ago in 2022, expert says.
Police nab two excessive speeders within minutes on Malahat

Police nab two excessive speeders within minutes on Malahat

Excessive speeding penalties kick in when drivers are travelling more than 40 kilometres an hour over the speed limit.
Alberni Valley rescuers save hikers stranded on 5040 mountain cliff

Alberni Valley rescuers save hikers stranded on 5040 mountain cliff

The hikers were tourists who were unfamiliar with the area and “weren’t really prepared for what they were walking into.”
Kittens recovering after being burned in Port Alberni wildfire

Kittens recovering after being burned in Port Alberni wildfire

The kittens were found by Port Alberni Fire Department crews responding to a wildfire last week.
Cumberland backs lawsuit against oil companies

Cumberland backs lawsuit against oil companies

Fiona Koza of West Coast Environmental Law said 70 American cities and states have already filed class-action lawsuits against oil companies, but the one developing in B.C. would be the first in Canada.
Large quantity of drugs, cash seized at Port Hardy home

Large quantity of drugs, cash seized at Port Hardy home

Police say about 1.3 kilograms of drugs and more than $20,000 in cash was seized from a Port Hardy home.
Full moon in June is a strawberry — but that's just one name of many

Full moon in June is a strawberry — but that's just one name of many

Friday marks the northern hemisphere’s first full moon of the summer
Victoria trimaran crew sails to victory in Race to Alaska, breaking 'the curse'

Victoria trimaran crew sails to victory in Race to Alaska, breaking 'the curse'

It was Team Malalo’s third try to win — in 2022, they had to pull out after damage from a log strike
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