Peggy Lam


Peggy is a reporter for CBC News, based in Vancouver. She's interested in stories about medicine, health care and accountability. She has a master's degree in journalism and a bachelor of arts in human geography. You can reach her at

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Big Tobacco's divestment from Quebec's Medicago 'a step in the right direction' for its COVID vaccine

Philips Morris International, producer of Marlboro cigarettes, has pulled its shares from Canada's vaccine collaborator, Medicago. The company's COVID-19 vaccine, Covifenz, can now hit international markets if it reapplies with the World Health Organization, an expert says.

The Alibi Room, Vancouver's scene-setting craft beer bar, changes ownership

After 16 years, a family group of owners is handing over the reins of the Alibi Room — a bar-restaurant in Vancouver's Gastown neighbourhood known for pioneering craft beer tasting in the city. 

Artist's Vancouver craft market highlights queer, trans BIPOC creators

To create a space she felt was lacking, an artist in B.C. decided to set up two-day craft market to highlight queer and trans vendors who are Black, Indigenous or people of colour.

B.C. Medical Services Commission files court injunction against Telus Health over fee-based program

The injunction, which was filed in B.C.’s Supreme Court Thursday, alleges the Telus LifePlus program violates the Medicare Protection Act, according to a statement from the province.

Surrey Food Bank says they need more supply of culturally appropriate food

The Surrey Food Bank says it's looking for more donations of culturally specific foods, like halal meats, after seeing an increased demand for them in the last six months.

After searching for 70 years, Pimicikamak family finds graves of relatives taken to residential school

A woman went on a quest to find out where her aunts were buried to fulfill her grandmother's dying wish.

Relatives of missing and murdered Indigenous women hope national day of action spurs answers

Two families hope the day of action will spur answers for their daughters' cases.

Group of foreign workers allege verbal abuse, unfair treatment at Manitoba's Elkhorn Resort

Migrante Manitoba, an organization that fights for migrant workers' rights, says it has received complaints from four different workers this year about Elkhorn Resort.

City of Winnipeg renames park as Rooster Town to remember displaced Métis community

The City of Winnipeg says it wants to correct its past mistake by renaming a park in an area that was once home to a Métis community, until it was dissolved in the 1960s. 

Lynn Lake, Man., residents frustrated patients being transferred to hospital an 8-hour drive away

Residents from Lynn Lake, Man., say they're fed up with hospital service disruptions and cutbacks due to staffing shortages.