Mrinali Anchan

Reporter

Mrinali has worked in newsrooms in Toronto, Windsor and Fredericton. She has written and produced stories for CBC's The National, CBC Radio's Cross Country Checkup, CBC News Network and CBC Entertainment News.

Latest from Mrinali Anchan

N.B. appoints independent commissioner to address systemic racism

The province has appointed Manju Varma as commissioner on systemic racism. In March it was announced that the province was looking for an independent commissioner to conduct consultations with Indigenous, Black, people of colour and newcomers.

New Brunswick's new pandemic measures were 'rushed and sloppy': expert

Business owners say people have been happy to comply with the new proof-of-vaccination policy that took effect Wednesday, but a law professor cautions there's a disconnect between the new regulation as written and guidelines being offered to businesses by the province.

New Brunswickers adapt to stricter COVID-19 restrictions as case numbers grow

As the province experiences a surge in COVID-19 cases, stronger regulations are being brought in to tackle the fourth wave. Proof of vaccination requirements and mandatory masking for indoor public spaces are among the safety measures.

5 months after promising systemic racism commissioner, N.B. has yet to name one

In March, the New Brunswick government announced it would appoint an independent commissioner to examine systemic racism and aimed to find someone for the job within three months. But five months later, the province hasn't appointed anyone.

Moncton Muslim Association looking to hire full-time faith leader

For the first time, the Moncton Muslim Association is looking to hire a permanent full-time Imam as the community grows and requires a dedicated faith leader. Until now, volunteers have been cycling through the role but say having a certified Imam is vital for the community.

'Islam in Motion' mobile exhibition seeks to tackle bigotry through conversation

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association has been travelling across Canada in an effort to allow Canadians to ask any questions about the Muslim faith. They stopped in Fredericton on Sunday.

Did somebody order a pew? Saint John climbing gym holds uncommon sale

The Church of St. John the Baptist in Saint John is being turned into a climbing gym, with the pews up for sale for interested buyers.

Back to school, but not quite back to normal, for N.B. students next week

CBC spoke to students and parents about how they are feeling ahead of the first day back in the classroom next Tuesday.

Concerns raised after Elections Canada scraps on-campus voting program

Elections Canada has ended an on-campus voting program begun in 2015. More than 100,000 ballots were cast on campuses during the 2019 federal election.

Quispamsis residents discouraged over bee poop as town reviews beekeeping policy

The Town of Quispamsis, N.B. is looking to amend bylaws surrounding beekeeping policy after residents filed a complaint that bee excrement from neighbouring beehives was becoming a problem on their properties.

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