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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

No survivors found after float plane crashes with three on board

No survivors found after float plane crashes with three on board

The plane is presumed to have sunk after crashing off the coast of northern Vancouver Island on Wednesday.
Loot from gas station robbery stolen while suspect being arrested

Loot from gas station robbery stolen while suspect being arrested

“We have seen a lot of weird things but we don’t often see the robber end up being robbed,” Const. Gary O’Brien said of incident on Vancouver Island.
Man banned from B.C. Ferries tries to sneak on wearing disguise

Man banned from B.C. Ferries tries to sneak on wearing disguise

Police said the man was wearing a disguise and speaking “in an odd high-pitched accent that was either Australian or British.”
Suspects sought in case where dating app Grindr used to extort $2,500

Suspects sought in case where dating app Grindr used to extort $2,500

Police on Vancouver Island say two suspects gathered private information they later used to extort money from the victim.
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