Anis Heydari

Producer

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's now working at CBC Radio's "The Cost of Living" covering business and economics. Reach him at anis@cbc.ca.

Latest from Anis Heydari

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.

Workshop in High River aims to help with rural mental health

A workshop in High River, Alta., is taking aim at mental health issues in rural areas by helping people such as ranchers or farmers better equip themselves to deal with challenges.

Class-action lawsuit filed in Calgary over breast implants and cancer

Allergan Inc. is facing legal action after a type of breast implants it sold was linked by Health Canada to a higher risk of a rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Police investigating after man found injured in downtown Calgary

Calgary police are looking into what happened to a man found injured near 9th Ave S.W. and Centre St. on Saturday morning.

Changes to Bill C-69 'unprecedented' says Alberta senator, but energy industry isn't placated

According to Independent Sen. Paula Simons, C-69 is now a dramatically improved bill with 99 Senate amendments either partially or wholly accepted by the government.

Compost facility with 'horrible putrid, dead smell' ordered to close in Rocky View County

A controversial compost facility that neighbours say reeks may have to close after county council denied its application for a development permit.

City bureaucrats told to outline $60M in cuts from Calgary budget causing 'least harm' to services

It will be left to Calgary city administrators to determine how $60 million should be cut from the 2019 budget, as part of council's plan to cut non-residential property taxes for this year.

Most of council calls for 'drastic' $60M budget cut, but Nenshi's not so sure

Ten members of Calgary city council are calling for $60 million in permanent municipal budget cuts as part of a plan to cut non-residential property taxes by 10 per cent, but the mayor is not among them.

Jason Kenney touts $30M 'war room' but provides few details

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney spoke in Calgary with energy industry stakeholders but hasn't announced who will lead a so-called war room to counter what he calls lies spread by opponents of oil and gas development. 

Public system advocate says charter schools are 'gateway' to private schools

More charter schools may be coming to Alberta, and a group of public school advocates says that's not good news for public education in this province.

Dying for some privacy in an open-space office? This Alberta company may have the answer

Soundproof, lockable phone booths are built by an Edmonton-based design firm to bring privacy to the open-plan office space.