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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Some watch B.C.'s COVID-19 briefings 'religiously.' Others have tuned out

From group texts to watching while exercising, some viewers have turned the briefings into a pandemic ritual.

Who gets to dine in together? In B.C., it depends on who you ask

B.C.'s top doctor says people should only visit restaurants with their household, or if a person lives alone, their bubble of one or two people. But the reality, many diners say, is far different.

21-year-old woman found dead after getting lost while snowshoeing in B.C.'s North Shore Mountains

A 21-year-old woman who went missing Thursday while snowshoeing on a popular trail north of Vancouver has been found dead. CBC has identified her as Nikki Donnelly of Ontario based on information provided by rescue officials and social media accounts.

B.C. identifies first case of infectious coronavirus variant found in South Africa

B.C.'s provincial health officer has confirmed the first case of a more infectious coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa.

18 more people die of COVID-19 in B.C., as 617 new cases confirmed

B.C. health officials announced 617 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 more deaths on Friday.

Big White Ski Resort cancels non-local bookings till Feb. 5 as COVID-19 cluster grows to 143 cases

A ski resort in B.C.'s Okanagan region has cancelled another month's worth of non-local reservations as cases linked to a cluster there continue to climb.

Residents in care facilities make up nearly two-thirds of COVID-19 deaths in B.C.

Residents in B.C.'s care facilities have accounted for nearly two-thirds of the COVID-19 deaths in the province since the start of the pandemic.

B.C. extends ban on social gatherings until Feb. 5, announces 761 new COVID-19 cases

B.C.'s provincial health officer extended the ban on social gatherings for another month on Thursday, as the province recorded 761 new cases of COVID-19 and eight more deaths.

Dr. Bonnie Henry co-writes new book about the first 4 weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic

A book by B.C.'s top doctor that recounts the first four weeks of her response to the COVID-19 pandemic is set to publish next spring.

B.C. announces 24 more deaths from COVID-19 and 640 new cases

B.C. health officials announced 640 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and 24 more deaths.