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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.

Email
parrais@timescolonist.com

Recent Work by Pedro

Anna's Angels: 'No holds barred' weddings for couples dealing with terminal illness

Anna's Angels: 'No holds barred' weddings for couples dealing with terminal illness

Planning a typical wedding is an intense undertaking at the best of times, but it’s unfathomable to plan for a wedding when your partner could pass away at any time
Open Space Arts Society celebrates 50 years with two Indigenous exhibits

Open Space Arts Society celebrates 50 years with two Indigenous exhibits

While there are hundreds of non-commercial, artist-run spaces in Canada today, the Open Space Art Gallery, founded in 1972, was one of the first in the country.
Project explores the connections between housing policy, design, and the connections to community

Project explores the connections between housing policy, design, and the connections to community

Our Community: Ten honoured for helping trapped officer

Our Community: Ten honoured for helping trapped officer

Help from grocers; collecting toys for families; Camosun students’ project; call for warm clothing
Santa Claus Parade today in downtown Victoria, starts at Belleville and Government at 5 p.m.

Santa Claus Parade today in downtown Victoria, starts at Belleville and Government at 5 p.m.

Some downtown streets will be closed today as the 40th Santa Claus Parade kicks off the holiday season.
Our Community: Threshold Housing gets $3.1M, Soup Kitchen aims to raise $24,000

Our Community: Threshold Housing gets $3.1M, Soup Kitchen aims to raise $24,000

The gift will allow Threshold Housing to pay off the mortgage on its Supportive Recovery Program property in James Bay and complete the purchase of Threshold House in Oak Bay
Victoria's Santa Claus Parade back to pre-pandemic entry tally

Victoria's Santa Claus Parade back to pre-pandemic entry tally

This year’s Santa Claus Parade, set to start at 5 p.m. Nov. 26, will feature 64 entries, 10 more than last year, say organizers
Victoria police release photo of man involved in incident on bus

Victoria police release photo of man involved in incident on bus

Victoria police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man involved in an incident on a B.C. Transit bus last month. Police did not give details of the incident, which took place Oct. 17.
Lights of Wonder to return to Centennial Square for holiday season

Lights of Wonder to return to Centennial Square for holiday season

Activities at the site include everything from a silent disco to balloon art, an ugly sweater contest, Chinese Lion Dancing and Mr. Photo Experience’s 360-degree camera, as well as New Year’s countdowns
Teens' self-heating life-jacket a finalist for provincial showcase

Teens' self-heating life-jacket a finalist for provincial showcase

Liam Pope-Lau and Fraser Tuck, Grade 8 students at St. Michaels University School, created a pouch containing a chemical that heats up when it comes into contact with water
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