Alex Migdal


Alex Migdal is a journalist and social media editor for CBC News in Vancouver. He's previously reported for The Globe and Mail, Guelph Mercury and Edmonton Journal. You can reach him at

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UBC's president snapped this selfie with the French president at an 'extraordinary' meeting

Santa Ono's selfie game has reached a new level: posing with French President Emmanual Macron at the Élysée Palace, the president's Paris residence.

Attention Raptors fans: Danny Green is in Vancouver

The shooting guard who helped Toronto take the NBA title last month signed autographs Friday at the opening of a new London Drugs in the Dunbar neighbourhood.

You can cross all 4 directions at once at this new Vancouver crosswalk

It's called an all-walk crosswalk, and the City of Vancouver is piloting it at Robson and Hornby streets

Flooding destroys Vancouver Chamber Choir's 48-year-old music library

More than a metre of water engulfed the basement after a pipe burst at the Hodson Manor, a city-owned heritage house the choir uses as its production office, damaging compositions, music scores, photos and records that date back to 1971.

8 cranes have been injured or killed on a B.C. golf course in 6 years, says wildlife biologist

Flying golf balls are the likely culprit, smashing into the metre-tall birds without warning and leaving them with fractures, broken bones and internal injuries.

Climbing routes closed on Stawamus Chief due to peregrine falcon nest

Park officials have closed climbing routes on a popular rock wall near Squamish, B.C., so that climbers stay clear of a peregrine falcon nest.

Conservation officers put down black bear that swiped at 2 people on Burnaby Mountain

Conservation officers have caught and put down a black bear that swiped at two people Monday at a park on Burnaby Mountain.

2 injured after plane crashes in Okanagan Lake

Police say the pilot mistakenly tried to land on the water with the wheels down, which caused the plane to flip into the lake.

'Aggressive' black bear attacks 2 people near Simon Fraser University

Police and conservation officers are trying to find an aggressive black bear on Burnaby Mountain after it attacked two people Monday afternoon.

Golden egg goes missing from $2.8M Salvador Dali sculpture

Gallery owner Susanna Strem says she couldn't believe her eyes when she discovered the sculpture had been vandalized.

Small plane lands on busy Surrey highway after flight lesson mishap

A flight lesson gone wrong resulted in a small plane making an emergency landing Friday afternoon on a busy Surrey highway. 

B.C. to cover $1-million-per-year drug for Victoria girl, 3, with rare, fatal disease

The parents of Charleigh Pollock, 3, said the province has granted them access to a promising new medication that is not covered by B.C.'s public health system.

West Vancouver homeowners ordered not to block construction of storm drainage pipe

The District of West Vancouver has won an injunction against a group of residents who are protesting the construction of a large storm drainage pipe on their street.

Roadside jam stand in Saanich, B.C., allowed to temporarily operate

A woman from Saanich, B.C., who was told to shut down her roadside jam stand this week because it violated bylaws has been given a short reprieve.

He lost his wedding ring at a B.C. ski resort. 4 months later, it was found

Honey, I found my wedding ring. That's the message Greg Hedges was able to share with his wife six months after a ski trip gone wrong in Kelowna, B.C.