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Alex Kurial

Alex Kurial

Alex Kurial is editor at the Bowen Island Undercurrent. His background is primarily in sports and courts and he now covers a little bit of everything while navigating island life.

Alex was born in Vancouver and raised in Richmond. He received a History Major and Journalism Minor from the University of Victoria before entering the Master of Journalism program at Carleton University in Ottawa. Alex has previously worked at newspapers in Prince Rupert and Southwestern Ontario.

In his spare time Alex enjoys exploring new places, painting miniatures, playing cards and continuing the endless task of completing his state and provincial quarter collections. He also enjoys a good horror movie.

Story ideas and tips are always in Alex's wheelhouse and can be submitted to editor@bowenislandundercurrent.com. You can find Alex's work, along with his hot football takes, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/akurial

Recent Work by Alex

BITS hoping to make trails in 2023

BITS hoping to make trails in 2023

The Bowen Island Trail Society has plenty planned for the year ahead
Bowen butcher has long-term goals for market space

Bowen butcher has long-term goals for market space

Erik Miller has a vision for Meadowbrook Market based on regenerative and sustainable farming practices
Hazardous conditions at Bowen service yard draw dismay

Hazardous conditions at Bowen service yard draw dismay

"Appalling and embarrassing" - rats, mold, and lead among numerous problems at public works facility
Bowen Cider House receives second licencing go-ahead

Bowen Cider House receives second licencing go-ahead

The updated comments and lounge endorsement will be sent to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch
Beach volleyball seeking space in Bowen’s athletic landscape

Beach volleyball seeking space in Bowen’s athletic landscape

The sandy sport may be the next permanent sports fixture on the island
Bowen property assessments hop up over past year

Bowen property assessments hop up over past year

The same four properties remain in the province’s Top 500 list
Development and building permit application costs going up

Development and building permit application costs going up

Among other goals, the Muni is hoping to reduce cases of unlicenced property work
Bowen business licences boom in 2022

Bowen business licences boom in 2022

A significant amount of new licences came in the short-term rental market
Bowen Legion dishing out the Yum

Bowen Legion dishing out the Yum

Friday Legion Dinners are back for the new year, and proving very popular
Support for Malkin Creek Trail expansion

Support for Malkin Creek Trail expansion

The proposed pathways would create a desired Malkin Creek Trail loop, and could also reinvigorate Aaron Sluggett Field
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