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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4 takeaways from Dr. Bonnie Henry's new book

The provincial health officer's new book, Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe, recounts her response in the first month of the pandemic in B.C. Here's what we learn.

For some South Africans in B.C., new travel ban feels like 'your breath has been knocked out of you'

Some South African expats in B.C. say their travel plans have been upended after the Canadian government closed its borders to seven southern African countries in response to a new coronavirus variant.

Members of Tk'emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation wonder whether Trudeau was listening during his apologetic visit

Indigenous community members expressed cautious optimism after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the Tk'emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation on Monday. But some say they now want to see concrete action.

'We're healing': Marches, ceremonies mark first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in B.C.

Marches and ceremonies were held from Vancouver to Kamloops to Prince George to mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

UBC will require proof of vaccination when declaring immunization status

Just three days before the start of the school term, the University of British Columbia has clarified it will now require all 90,000 of its students, faculty and staff to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination when declaring their immunization status. 

Meme accounts that satirize life in B.C. are taking off on Instagram

B.C. meme accounts have proliferated in recent years on Instagram, lampooning major institutions such as the University of British Columbia and more niche subjects like B.C. craft beers and bathrooms in Vancouver.

29-year-old man arrested after downtown Vancouver crash that killed toddler

Vancouver police say a 29-year-old man has been arrested after a two-car crash Tuesday evening that killed a toddler and injured her father. 

More than a billion seashore animals may have cooked to death in B.C. heat wave, says UBC researcher

A marine biologist at the University of British Columbia estimates that last week's record-breaking heat wave in B.C. may have killed more than one billion intertidal animals living along the Salish Sea coastline.

182 unmarked graves discovered near residential school in B.C.'s Interior, First Nation says

The Lower Kootenay Band, a First Nation in B.C.'s South Interior, says 182 unmarked grave sites were discovered near the location of a former residential school and community cemetery.

Western Canada's heat wave is 'unprecedented.' Scientists say it will become more common with climate change 

Climate scientists say extreme weather events such as this week's heat wave in Western Canada will become more common unless greenhouse gas emissions are reduced.