Mrinali Anchan


Mrinali is a reporter with CBC Edmonton with an interest in stories about housing and labour. She has worked in newsrooms across the country in Toronto, Windsor and Fredericton. She has chased stories for CBC's The National, CBC Radio's Cross Country Checkup and CBC News Network. Reach out at

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'Stitching is resisting': How Edmonton's Palestinian community gains strength from its heritage

The Edmonton-based Canada Palestine Cultural Association wants to bring together Palestinians with other Canadians through an ancient art form of traditional embroidery known as tatreez.

Why it's hard to find a female family doctor accepting patients in Edmonton

Family doctors are in high demand and low supply across the province and for those wanting a female family doctor in Edmonton, there may be a lengthy wait.
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There is big money attached to university endowments. But how do they work?

Endowments are the financial arterial connections that help post-secondary institutions fund the construction of new buildings, new staffing positions and scholarships.

Northern Alberta hamlet extends state of local emergency, demands action to curb crime

Calling Lake, Alta., is demanding immediate action to address long-standing issues surrounding crime, addiction and homelessness.

Red Deer Catholic school trustee says Holy Spirit told her to post meme that prompted discipline

Monique LaGrange stated the Holy Spirit told her to “go for it” and post a meme that likened LGBTQ pride to Nazi Germany. The details were released publicly by the board on Tuesday.

Health-care student program aims to bridge the gap between rural and urban care

University of Alberta nursing and medical students are in McLennan, Alta., to better understand the community and its needs when it comes to health-care.

Yellowhead County wants more proactive wildfire measures from province

Yellowhead County wants the province to provide stronger assistance as the community hopes to be ready for future wildfires.

Here's why Edmonton's 132nd Avenue renewal project is garnering attention

Construction is wrapping up for the season on the City of Edmonton's 132nd Avenue Collector Renewal project. The work has captured the attention of Canada's urban planning community as the renewal aims to strike a balance between pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

'Ghost hotels' need to go, neighbour says after 3 years of complaints about Airbnb next door

An Edmonton resident is questioning why it took three years to shut down a problem rental next door despite numerous complaints. Devon Beggs said he and his partner struggled to get the attention of the city and Airbnb as they dealt with issues ranging from loud parties to piles of garbage outside.

Migrant rights advocates say better conditions are crucial as labour exploitation rears its head in Alberta

RCMP in Hinton, Alta., are warning the public about labour trafficking, while some migrant rights advocates say the conditions in Canada perpetuate systemic oppression.