Anis Heydari


Anis Robert Heydari has worked in jobs ranging from cleaning up oil spills to fixing phone lines, but somehow ended up a jack-of-all-trades at the CBC. He hasn't won any awards, other than a 1996 award for violin at a small town Alberta music festival. He's now working at CBC Radio's The Cost of Living covering business and economics. Reach him at

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Air Miles hits turbulence after Sobeys and Safeway pull out of program

The long-running Air Miles rewards system is facing turbulence after the withdrawal of one of its only remaining national grocery chains from the program, say experts in the Canadian loyalty points industry.

Sharing salary information can narrow wage gaps — but studies show more equality can mean less pay

Pay transparency is the practice of making salary information more public in order to try and close wage gaps. But experts say it might not make compensation more equal without negotiating power such as unionization, and can actually lower your pay.

Quebecer whose family is being sued by Hudson's Bay over Zellers brand says he's 'not surrendering'

The battle over who owns the name and brand Zellers is heading to court, but the man whose family is being sued by the Hudson's Bay Company says he intends to continue using the name of the previously defunct Canadian department store.

Zellers returns — kind of — but the lowest price isn't quite the law

Zellers returns as a pop-up inside an Ontario Hudson's Bay store, months after parent company HBC saw the discount department store's trademark removed from the government register.

Iran plane crash fundraisers shut down by GoFundMe without explanation

At least two Edmonton-based GoFundMe campaigns were pulled offline, then reinstated without explanation, when they tried to raise money for local families affected by the recent plane crash outside Tehran.

How fast is your cost of living going up? Play our interactive game

The Cost of Living wants you to learn about your costs of living, by trying its interactive game that tests your knowledge about inflation rates. It's more fun than it sounds.

Experienced gliding instructor and student killed in mid-air collision with tow plane

An experienced gliding instructor and his student were killed in a mid-air collision with a tow plane in southern Alberta on Friday.

Total of 6 Calgary Stampede chuckwagon horses dead after 3 more put down Sunday

Three more horses had to be euthanized after going down during the final night of the chuckwagon races at the Calgary Stampede, bringing the total number of horses that died during this year's event to six.

Female hiker dies after falling 35 metres near Canmore

A female hiker was pronounced dead in the Grassi Lakes rock climbing area, near Spray Lakes in Kananaskis Country, after emergency medical officials were called early on Saturday afternoon.

Calgary narrowly wins the 2023 World Petroleum Congress after four rounds of voting

Calgary has been selected as host city for the World Petroleum Congress in 2023, beating out Baku, Azerbaijan by just one vote on the final ballot.