Mrinali Anchan

CBC News

Mrinali has written and produced stories for CBC's The National, CBC Radio's Cross Country Checkup, CBC News Network and CBC Entertainment News.

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Blizzard will return prize money to Hong Kong esports player following backlash

Video game behemoth Activision Blizzard is returning prize money and reducing its ban on a Hong Kong-based pro esports player who made political comments on air after a win.

Going out with a bang: How The Big Bang Theory kept Canadians laughing for 12 seasons

The Big Bang Theory, which wraps up its 12-season run tonight, proved there was room for a traditional sitcom in a TV landscape leaning toward more cinematic dramas. 

'It was a step in telling my story,' says Indo-Canadian creator of crime drama The 410

For The 410 showrunner and star Supinder Wraich, creating a series centred on one cultural community's struggles meant crafting complex and flawed South Asian characters.

How international pop is capturing the music world

From learning new languages to performing on Saturday Night Live, big name artists from the West and East are breaking the pop music mould in global collaborations.

Hoping to change how women are represented in politics, 3 Windsor-Essex females head to Ottawa

Three Windsor women are headed to Parliament Hill to have their say

'We're waiting with bated breath': Anxiety over mental health funding as provincial budget looms

Political analysts predict funding for mental health will stay the same or drop. The provincial government pledged last year to invest $1.9 billion over 10 years in mental health and addictions services.

Windsor West MPP at odds with mayor's support of wetland designation removal

Windsor West MPP Lisa Gretzky says she is open to a discussion with mayor Drew Dilkens about the future of the South Cameron woodlot. This is after she penned a letter to Premier Doug Ford, calling on him to reinstate the wetland designation.

Some Windsor businesses are phasing out single-use plastics

Windsor businesses are starting to get rid of single-use plastics. The Ontario government is weighing a ban on single-use plastics.

International Women's Day has Windsorities speaking out on gender issues

People across Windsor are bringing attention to issues that women face around the world.

'It's an important part of the community': Historic Assumption Church being assessed

The church has been closed since 2014. Last year, renovations were estimated to cost upwards of $20 million.

Downtown robbery has transgender community concerned

A robbery at a building on Wyandotte street is being labelled a hate crime by LGBTQ+ group, W.E. Trans Support.

Afghan civic engagement group hopes to get more youth to the polls

The Afghan Youth Engagement and Development Initiative is hitting social media to motivate more Toronto Afghan youth to vote in the municipal election. Executive Director Khalidha Nasiri says the community's political voice has been growing.

OMA president's comments, apology raise questions about stigma around marijuana

The president of the Ontario Medical Association has issued an apology on Twitter after receiving backlash for stating that marijuana could act as a "gateway" drug and that it can cause anxiety and withdrawal symptoms.
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Toronto youth activists say civic engagement needs to start young

Torontonians will be going to the polls on Oct. 22 with a lot of big issues like access to transit, affordable housing and ensuring safe neighbourhoods at the forefront of their minds for candidates to tackle.