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Pedro Arrais

Pedro Arrais

Pedro Arrais is a reporter with the Times 91原创 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 91原创 in 2006, Pedro worked in the automotive industry. He still can鈥檛 stop looking at or writing about cars. Believing in the adage 鈥渕ens sana in corpore sano,鈥 Pedro enjoys coaching 10K runners by day and cycling into the wee hours at night.

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Recent Work by Pedro

Our Community: Network celebrates 100,000th little free library book in Greater Victoria

Our Community: Network celebrates 100,000th little free library book in Greater Victoria

The Greater Victoria Placemaking Network is marking the event with a picnic at Rutledge Park
Closing of Ukrainian Village on Cook Street bittersweet for residents

Closing of Ukrainian Village on Cook Street bittersweet for residents

The two-storey facility has been the temporary first residence for 131 families starting a new life in Canada, but it鈥檚 closing its doors at the end of July
Explore: Learn about flying mammals, crab fishery, classic cars

Explore: Learn about flying mammals, crab fishery, classic cars

Learn all about bats at a guided evening walk at Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park
Our Community: Kids' salmon art, protect your home from wildfires

Our Community: Kids' salmon art, protect your home from wildfires

Two Island children have won first place in their age categories in the 91原创 Salmon Foundation鈥檚 annual Kids Salmon Art Contest
B.C.'s drought: Water will keep flowing in capital region thanks to planning

B.C.'s drought: Water will keep flowing in capital region thanks to planning

Though this summer is expected to be one of the driest since 1896, the CRD is confident water supply won鈥檛 be affected 鈥 in part because of a decision made 20-plus years ago.
Thousands expected at 30th edition of Victoria Pride Parade on Sunday

Thousands expected at 30th edition of Victoria Pride Parade on Sunday

At the first Pride parade, organizers were told they had to stay on the sidewalk. This Sunday鈥檚 edition will take over Douglas Street with 120 entries
Explore: Saanich Flavour Trails, Hispanic Picnic, Fest of India

Explore: Saanich Flavour Trails, Hispanic Picnic, Fest of India

Upcoming events: Saanich Flavour Trail, July 6, 7; Hispanic Picnic, July 6; Festival of India, July 7
Central Saanich man qualifies for World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas

Central Saanich man qualifies for World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas

Edward Bergman qualified through playing a $1,200 satellite tournament on GGPoker, an online poker room
Couple sparks smiles with their Canada Day celebration

Couple sparks smiles with their Canada Day celebration

For the past 20 years 鈥 ever since Monica Miller received her 91原创 citizenship 鈥 the couple have celebrated Canada鈥檚 birthday by inviting the neighbourhood to join in the occasion.
Our Community: Explore Esquimalt's Urban Arts Tour; Victoria revamps busker program; Easter Seals camp gets a makeover

Our Community: Explore Esquimalt's Urban Arts Tour; Victoria revamps busker program; Easter Seals camp gets a makeover

This is the fifth anniversary of the Urban Arts Tour, which features paintings, pottery, glasswork, fibre art and more displayed in neighbourhood gardens.
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