Bal Brach

@BalBrach

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 Bal.Brach@cbc.ca or on social media @BalBrach

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Street festivals in Vancouver face uncertain future as operating costs rise

Street festivals in Vancouver, like Italian Day and Car Free Day, face an uncertain future as operating costs rise.

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

華裔加拿大人表示,他們感到被人不公平地指責為導致大溫哥華都會區房價負擔不起的原因。

Concerns grow over aircraft noise increase in Delta, B.C.

Delta residents are voicing their concerns over projected increases in noise pollution as the Vancouver Airport Authority gets closer to its 2037 expansion plans.

Concerns grow over aircraft noise increase in Delta

Delta residents are voicing their concerns over projected increases in noise pollution as the Vancouver Airport Authority gets closer to its 2037 expansion plans.

Vancouver musician shares personal story of domestic violence in music video

A local Vancouver musician is sharing his personal story of domestic violence in the hope it will help others and end the stigma around the issue.

Family remembers 'very loving and sweet girl' who died after falling from Burnaby highrise

A grieving family remembers the eight-year-old girl who died on Saturday after falling from one of the top floors of a Burnaby highrise.

Skier flies through B.C. town, soaring off rooftops in film tribute

A video filmed in Nelson, B.C. as a tribute to the late JP Auclair, an extreme skier, is racking up hundreds of thousands of views online.

Snow geese wreak havoc on Metro Vancouver farms

The annual snow geese migration is causing thousands of dollars worth of losses for local Metro Vancouver farmers.

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.

Enbridge backs away from move to seize assets from environmental organization

Stand.Earth formerly knows as Forest Ethics was served a notice of writ of seizure and sale Tuesday morning but later in the day Enbridge said it would not be seizing any assets.

'I was not aware of what I was doing at the time,' says UBC attempted murder suspect

A videotaped interview between an RCMP officer and Thamer Hameed Almestadi was played during his trial in relation to the 2016 attack on Mary Hale at an on-campus dorm.

'I just opened the door and was attacked with a knife,' UBC student tells courtroom

A trial for a UBC student charged with attempted murder is underway in B.C. Supreme Court. The suspect is accused of attempted murder, aggravated assault, and assault with a weapon.

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.

Racist graffiti aimed at Muslims found on Sikh Realtor's bus shelter ad

A Realtor who has lived in Surrey for more than 25 years said he was surprised to discover racist graffiti written across one of his bus shelter ads in the city on Sunday.