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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.

Task force poised to report on Victoria councillors' pay

Task force poised to report on Victoria councillors' pay

Coun. Stephen Hammond has called the process into question
B.C. government hails housing targets as success, but singles out Oak Bay for slow start

B.C. government hails housing targets as success, but singles out Oak Bay for slow start

Victoria reported the completion of 753 new housing units in the first six months of the program, exceeding its first-year target of 659. Oak Bay, on the other hand, added only seven of its targeted 55 new units.
Court refuses to discharge Greg Martel from bankruptcy

Court refuses to discharge Greg Martel from bankruptcy

Bankruptcy discharge hearing adjourned, which means Martel will remain an “undischarged bankrupt” and his debts of more than $300 million stay intact
Victoria councillor should not be sanctioned for signing Palestine letter: investigator

Victoria councillor should not be sanctioned for signing Palestine letter: investigator

The report found Susan Kim breached one section of the City of Victoria’s code of conduct bylaw by failing to make it clear her social media views were her own, but says her actions were neither discriminatory nor disrespectful.
Price tag for new Crystal Pool tops $200M; Victoria council to consider future

Price tag for new Crystal Pool tops $200M; Victoria council to consider future

Cost is triple the estimate given to the previous council. Study finds that existing site is most economical and efficient option, translating into shorter construction time, reduced complexity and risk.
Trustee concludes Greg Martel ran a massive Ponzi scheme

Trustee concludes Greg Martel ran a massive Ponzi scheme

Investors were told their money would be used for bridge loans for real estate transactions, but it wasn’t.
Victoria mayor warns developers to keep their promises

Victoria mayor warns developers to keep their promises

Aryze went to council for a second time asking for changes to its townhouses project on Foul Bay Road.
Police board to invite rights commissioner to hear impact of cancelling school liaison officer program

Police board to invite rights commissioner to hear impact of cancelling school liaison officer program

The board plans to invite commissioner Kasari Govender to an open board meeting to hear a presentation from VicPD and the mobile youth service team
Survey finds Victoria residents feel less safe downtown, day or night

Survey finds Victoria residents feel less safe downtown, day or night

Fifty-nine per cent of people told a community survey they felt safe downtown during the day, compared with 73 per cent last year, while only 22 per cent felt safe downtown at night
Saanich to ask province for exemption on secondary suites in rural areas

Saanich to ask province for exemption on secondary suites in rural areas

The district doesn’t want to allow secondary and garden suites outside the urban containment boundary
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