Mrinali Anchan


Mrinali is a reporter with CBC Edmonton. 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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Volunteer underwater recovery team stretched to limit amid funding crunch

The Underwater Search Team volunteer has been collaborating with RCMP since 2013 to help recover drowning victims and wreckage. But the registered charity says it won't be able to continue the work due to lack of funding.

Edmonton's public school board calls on province to step up funding for new schools

Edmonton's public school board renewed calls for provincial funding during its first meeting of the 2022-2023 school year on Tuesday. The board discussed the urgency of new schools in the Edgemont and Glenridding Heights neighbourhoods.

'A little girl who has an open heart': EIFF opening film Rosie celebrates community and healing

After premiering in front of a sold-out crowd at the Toronto International Film Festival, the new film Rosie will hit the big screen in Edmonton. It'll open the Edmonton International Film Festival, when it kicks off Thursday.

Campus food banks in Edmonton feeling the pinch of inflation as demand increases

As the school year begins, campus food banks say they are struggling to keep up with increased demand. Some universities say they have seen the same number of clients they would normally see during a month in only a week.

Proposed rezoning for apartment in Glenora met with opposition

After a period of community engagement, a majority of those who took part say they don't want a single-detached residential zone to be converted into one for a medium-rise apartment.

Edmonton-based chair of national migrant rights group faces deportation

Danilo De Leon, chair of Migrante Canada, is fighting his own deportation order. He's also calling on the federal government to bring in a regularization program that would provided undocumented and temporary foreign workers with permanent resident status.

Report finds Albertans have highest rate of food insecurity in the country

A University of Toronto report has found Alberta ranks highest in food insecurity based on data from 2021. The report found more than 20 per cent of Albertans say they are struggling to put food on the table.

Edmonton brothers donate prescription glasses to opticians in Ukraine

Muhammad Elezzabi and Youssef Elezzabi of Edmonton were inspired to help those in Ukraine fleeing the Russian invasion and had to leave their glasses behind.

Alberta agricultural society objects to relocating casino from Camrose to Edmonton citing legal concerns

An ongoing legal dispute between a Camrose agricultural society and the owner of the city’s only casino is being raised as a key sticking point in the facility's application to relocate to south Edmonton.

Fatal collision renews calls for change to Parkland County intersection with deadly history

After the death of a 22-year old woman on Wednesday, calls have been renewed to change the intersection of Highway 16A and Range Road 20, 16 kilometres northwest of Spruce Grove, Alta.