Alex Migdal


Alex Migdal is a journalist with 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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Wet'suwet'en supporters march through downtown Vancouver, blocking traffic and shutting down bridge

Wet'suwet'en supporters moved through downtown Vancouver Wednesday, blocking traffic and the Granville Bridge for several hours. 

Major Vancouver intersection re-opened after overnight anti-pipeline protest

A protest in support of Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs that blocked a major Vancouver intersection cleared out by Wednesday morning, just before the morning rush hour.

Lid off, liquid out, dump cup: New bins aim to solve how to recycle coffee containers

Five coffee cup recycling bins have been installed at commercial and public buildings in downtown Vancouver in a pilot project to curb landfill waste.

Legal challenge against B.C.'s union construction deal won't be heard in court

The B.C. Supreme Court has turned down hearing a legal challenge by a coalition of some of B.C.'s largest non-union construction workers and contractors, who say the province is denying them jobs on taxpayer-funded projects.

Final guests leave B.C. ski resort after being trapped for days from mudslide

A ski resort in B.C.'s Fraser Valley cleared the last of its guests Monday after hundreds of people were stranded for three days due to a mudslide that blocked the only access route in and out of the area.

Construction site wall caves in next to East Vancouver restaurant

The City of Vancouver said there were no injuries or damages to vehicles after a wall caved in Friday at a private construction site near Main Street and 8th Avenue.

Metro Vancouver taxi companies seek injunction to stop Uber, Lyft from operating

Ride-hailing companies could be ordered off the road as early as Feb. 4 if a judge grants an injunction.

Surrey will fine Uber drivers $500 a day, warns Mayor Doug McCallum

McCallum says the City of Surrey has not issued Uber a business licence and it is operating illegally. But the province says Surrey can't block ride-hailing companies.

Screening measures initiated at Vancouver airport for China coronavirus outbreak

Canada's public health agency will implement signage and a health screening question at electronic kiosks.

Schools close as up to 50 cm of snow forecast for B.C.'s North Coast

The Coast Mountain School District says all Terrace and Kitimat schools are closed Monday because of dangerous driving conditions. Up to 50 centimetres of snow could accumulate in areas of B.C.'s North Coast.

Here's how people in Vancouver dressed for an unseasonably cold and snowy week

The frigid weather forced some to re-imagine their wardrobes for a few fleeting days.

#VancouverSnowStorm2020 captures the highs and lows of a coastal snow day

The Twitter hashtag is a portal into the shenanigans that our fair coastal city has endured throughout this chaotic week.

Want a free heritage home? You'll just need some land and $100K to move it

A heritage home in North Vancouver known as the Copper Cottage is up for re-location, says the North Shore Heritage Preservation Society which is working with the developer in the hopes of saving the house from demolition.

$50K reward offered to help find convicted killer who escaped B.C. prison

John MacKenzie, 59, was serving a life sentence at Mission Institution when he was discovered missing in August 2018. Police believe he may have fled Canada.

How are you getting home tonight? Driving after drinking isn't an option, police warn

Police around the Lower Mainland will be setting up check stops for impaired driving on New Year's Eve.