Keri Coles

Multimedia Journalist

Location icon Canada

A multimedia journalist focused on the connections between human rights, environment and politics.



Oak Bay News
Nine-year-old history teacher inspires action at Victoria school - Oak Bay News

Haley Paetkau told the story of Phyllis Webstad and the origin of Orange Shirt Day. (Gordon Chan photo) Daughter of residential school survivor shares powerful message of resilience Teaching children about trauma that other youth have had to endure can be complicated. Knowledge is powerful but can also be heavy to bear.

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Call gets louder for coroner's inquest into overdose death of Oak Bay teen - Oak Bay News

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, law professor at UBC and former B.C. representative for children and youth, adds her voice to the call for a coroner's inquest into the death of Elliot Eurchuk. (Submitted) Former B.C. representative for children and youth weighs in with her support The call just got louder for a coroner's inquest into the overdose death of an Oak Bay teen as the former B.C.

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Arrest made in 30-year homicide cold case of Oak Bay High grads - Oak Bay News

New DNA technology has led to the arrest of a Washington State man in connection with a 30-year cold case in the deaths of two Oak Bay High grads. DNA samples from the scene of the 1987 killing of 18-year-old Tanya van Cuylenborg has led to the arrest of 55-year-old William Earl Talbott II of Seatac.

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Father charged with murder of two young daughters appears in court - Oak Bay News

The father of two young girls found dead on Christmas Day appeared in court today facing two counts of second-degree murder. Andrew Robert Douglas Berry, 43, is being charged in connection with the deaths of his two daughters Chloe, 6, and Aubrey Berry, 4, whose bodies were found in his Oak Bay apartment on Dec.

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Botched bank robbery, flying bullets, and terrified horse carriage staff - Oak Bay News

(Left) Bank robber and author Stephen Reid, who admitted to over 140 heists, played a security guard in the 1998 film Four Days (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck). (Right) The following year, he committed a botched robbery and went on a gun-blazing police chase that ended at the Victoria Carriage Tours horse yard (which is pictured here in an undated photo).

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