Please find below a small selection of items written for cbcnews.ca
Sharing salary information can narrow wage gaps — but studies show more equality can mean less pay
Anis Heydari explains how wage transparency — open data on what everyone makes in a workplace — can sometimes lead to different outcomes than expected.
- Zellers returns — kind of — but the lowest price isn’t quite the law
- Quebecer whose family is being sued by Hudson’s Bay over Zellers brand says he’s ‘not surrendering’
A series exploring how a mysterious new Zellers store appeared in Quebec, after the Hudson’s Bay Company seemingly lost control of the trademark for the legendary, defunct national discount retailer. Web links include audio segments produced for The Cost of Living.
Iran plane crash fundraisers shut down by GoFundMe without explanation
After a CBC News investigation by Anis Heydari, GoFundMe released funds to Canadians trying to support the surviving families, in Canada, of those who died in Flight PS752 in Iran.
Total of 6 Calgary Stampede chuckwagon horses dead after 3 more put down
After witnessing three horses die in a Calgary chuckwagon race, Anis Heydari files for all CBC platforms – local and network television, national radio news, and digital platforms. The story broke late on a Sunday night with limited editorial support and zero technical support.
Here’s why milk comes in bags in parts of Canada
This story was the top story across all of CBC and CBC News digital platforms for several months in early 2020, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, with millions of views and hours of engaged readership time.
- Small-city and rural Canadians could lose their free TV
- Shaw says it doesn’t need permission to end free TV service for rural customers
Interventions on Shaw’s application to the CRTC shot up from less than two dozen to more than 150 in an 8 hour period after the first story was published.
Obituary website sells memorials for Humboldt victims without family permission – ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION, followed / matched by Canadian Press several days later.
The mall could be tracking you as you shop – ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION
This story was one in a series co-authored and investigated by Anis Heydari that resulted in Canadian authorities investigating a major retail landlord.
Luxury SUV fraudulently purchased with $156K loan and a stolen identity – EXCLUSIVE
Inside the bunker that brought the Cold War to Alberta’s Bow Valley
Calgary parents criticize delays in vaccinations – EXCLUSIVE
British expat heads to London to fight for her pension
Lakeview Community Association wants to block traffic from Tsuut’ina First Nation
Field trip to anti-abortion rally not a ‘good use of student time’: Alberta minister
No hydro service causes expensive delays for Harrow, Ont. manufacturer – EXCLUSIVE
‘I can’t communicate in my language’: Canadian Hearing Society strike hits Windsor’s deaf community