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Andrew A. Duffy

Andrew A. Duffy

Andrew Duffy has been carrying a pad and pen with journalistic intent through the streets of Victoria since the early 1990s and has been with the Times Colonist covering everything from sports to politics and all points in between since 1996.

The University of Victoria grad and award-winning journalist has been covering the region’s business beat since 2000 with a practised eye focused on financial malfeasance, real estate, the burgeoning tech sector, tourism and forestry.

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Recent Work by Andrew A.

Saanich endorses new conservation strategy from ashes of repealed bylaw that vexed homeowners

Saanich endorses new conservation strategy from ashes of repealed bylaw that vexed homeowners

The new strategy comes seven years after the death of the controversial Environmental Development Permit Area bylaw, which council repealed in 2017
CRD holding online info session Wednesday on water project that could cost $2B

CRD holding online info session Wednesday on water project that could cost $2B

Developers adding new units that will use the system would help pay for the expansion of the region’s water infrastructure
Nine Island towns land cash to speed up development approvals

Nine Island towns land cash to speed up development approvals

The grants, which range between $100,000 and $150,000, are intended to help communities improve approval processes
Tree that shields home from lights at centre of Saanich land dispute

Tree that shields home from lights at centre of Saanich land dispute

Adrianne Wicks wants the district to ensure work on the Shelbourne improvement project doesn’t end up killing the tree, which she says is essential to her daughter
Mayor supports Crystal Pool project but senses public hesitation

Mayor supports Crystal Pool project but senses public hesitation

City council has voted to hold a referendum; residents will decide whether the $200-million-plus project can go ahead.
New policy could see more family units in larger Victoria complexes

New policy could see more family units in larger Victoria complexes

Council has endorsed setting guidelines for the percentage of two- and three-bedroom units in multi-family projects of more than four storeys
Victoria residents to decide if Crystal Pool will be replaced

Victoria residents to decide if Crystal Pool will be replaced

Council voted unanimously to hold a referendum on borrowing $168.9 million to build a new pool and fitness facility.
Speed limit dropping to 30 km/h on some Saanich residential streets

Speed limit dropping to 30 km/h on some Saanich residential streets

Mayor Dean Murdock says the new speed limits are a significant step toward slowing traffic in residential areas, which will save lives
Saanich calls for free transit for youth and seniors

Saanich calls for free transit for youth and seniors

After endorsing free transit for those 18 and under, council backs a motion to call on the province for free rides for seniors
24-storey rental tower to bring long-promised residential units to Uptown

24-storey rental tower to bring long-promised residential units to Uptown

The 318-unit project is planned for the last vacant lot at Uptown, at its northwest corner.
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