Bal Brach


Bal Brach is an award-winning reporter at CBC News Vancouver. She has worked in television, radio and online news across Canada for more than 15 years. Bal's storytelling skills have earned her two Jack Webster Awards. She is also the recipient of regional and national Radio Television Digital News Association awards. Bal can be reached at or on social media @BalBrach

Latest from Bal Brach

'Thank God we are here, we are safe': Syrian refugee family become Canadian citizens

A Syrian refugee family that arrived in Canada in 2015 has now become Canadian after taking the oath of citizenship on December 12, 2019.

Race and real estate: Chinese Canadians sound off about stereotypes and prejudice

Chinese Canadians say they feel unfairly blamed for the housing affordability problem in Metro Vancouver.

種族與房地產: 華裔加拿大人發言回應模式化觀念和偏見


Vancouver strata lawyer preparing class action lawsuit against Airbnb

A Vancouver strata lawyer says she is preparing a class action lawsuit against short-term rental site Airbnb.

TD Bank customer frustrated with fraud investigation leaving him owing thousands

Several TD Canada Trust bank customers are frustrated with fraud investigations leaving them on the hook for thousands of dollars they claim are fraudulent transactions.

Delta Mayor 'concerned' bridge to replace George Massey tunnel won't move forward

Delta mayor Lois Jackson is concerned the future of the Massey Bridge remains unclear.

B.C. Muslim women's shelter becomes asylum haven for U.S. border crossers

A transitional home for Muslim women fleeing domestic violence in B.C. has turned into a haven for dozens of women who have fled the U.S., seeking refuge in Canada.

Historic South Vancouver Punjabi Market transformation begins

A new 75 unit rental housing complex in Vancouver's iconic Punjabi Market is expected to be completed by the fall of 2018.

Canadian Blood Services looking for ethnically diverse donors, aged 17 to 35

Canadian Blood Services is asking for more ethnically diverse donors to increase the number in its current stem cell registry.

Stateless U.S. residents claiming refugee status in Canada expected to increase, lawyer says

A Canadian immigration lawyer says he expects to see thousands of stateless U.S. residents to apply for refugee status in Canada in the coming months.