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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

Bodies recovered from last week's float plane crash north of Port Hardy

Bodies recovered from last week's float plane crash north of Port Hardy

RCMP spokesman Cpl. Alex Berube said divers worked through challenging weather conditions to find the bodies of the pilot and two passengers.
Armed man in ski mask robs 7-Eleven in Port Alberni

Armed man in ski mask robs 7-Eleven in Port Alberni

Officers and a police dog were unable to locate the robber, who was described as wearing a blue sweatshirt and green camouflage pants
Metchosin home badly damaged in fire, occupants escape

Metchosin home badly damaged in fire, occupants escape

Semi hauling hydrogen peroxide rolls over near Parksville

Semi hauling hydrogen peroxide rolls over near Parksville

Highway access points near crash site remained closed on Friday
Doors at Saanich church were set on fire: police

Doors at Saanich church were set on fire: police

Saanich police are looking for dash-cam footage from the area of the church on Mann Avenue.
Man sentenced after pleading guilty to indecent acts in Comox Valley

Man sentenced after pleading guilty to indecent acts in Comox Valley

“We hope this provides some resolution to all involved and wish to thank the public for their assistance,” said Comox Valley RCMP Major Crime Unit Cpl. Matt Holst.
Saanich police cleared in death of man who accidentally shot himself with crossbow

Saanich police cleared in death of man who accidentally shot himself with crossbow

Decision to deploy gas into home cannot be said to have been unreasonable in the circumstances, Independent Investigations Office says
Family concerned for missing man's safety: Nanaimo RCMP

Family concerned for missing man's safety: Nanaimo RCMP

The family of a 31-year-old man not seen since Oct. 31 is concerned for his safety, Nanaimo RCMP says. Blaze Lupton, of no fixed address, was reported missing to police on Nov. 13. He is believed to be in the Nanaimo area.
Woman sent to hospital after head-on collision on Sooke Road

Woman sent to hospital after head-on collision on Sooke Road

Police determined a cube truck veered into the oncoming lane, colliding with the woman’s SUV.
Man who was stabbed instigated attack: Nanaimo RCMP

Man who was stabbed instigated attack: Nanaimo RCMP

Police reviewed surveillance video and concluded that the assumed victim was in fact the aggressor in the incident near the Dollarama at Fifth Street and Bruce Avenue in Nanaimo.
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