Zi-Ann Lum
Zi-Ann Lum is a news editor at The Huffington Post Canada, formerly an assistant news editor at The Huffington Post B.C. She worked previously at the Vancouver Observer.

Entries by Zi-Ann Lum

Globe Columnist Admits Calling Newfoundlanders 'Ingrates' Was Wrong

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2016 | 4:31 PM

Margaret Wente admits she was wrong about Newfoundlanders after all.

The sometimes contentious Globe and Mail columnist stirred some controversy 11 years ago after writing off the province as an isle of “surly islanders” living in a “vast and scenic welfare ghetto.”

In a column published Saturday, Wente...

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'Little Canada' Wins Big On List Of America's Weirdest Town Name

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2016 | 1:28 PM

Little Canada beat Kiester’s, er, keister for the title of Minnesota’s “most oddly-named” town.

Real estate company Estately compiled their shortlist of the weirdest town names in each U.S. state in a post earlier this month.

“Who knows, it might just help home buyers find the right place...

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Anthony Bourdain Says It's 'Racist' To Think Mexican, Indian Food Should Always Be Cheap

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2016 | 4:05 PM

Mexican food deserves a hell of a lot more respect than it currently gets, according to American chef Anthony Bourdain.

And complaints over its pricing sometimes constitute casual racism.

The outspoken chef shared his opinion on what he’d like to see grow as a food trend on Tuesday. His...

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New York City Bombing Captured On Surveillance Cameras

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2016 | 3:03 PM

Surveillance footage showing the moment a homemade bomb exploded in a busy Manhattan neighbourhood has been released.

Cameras from Orangetheory Fitness captured people running away from the blast area in Chelsea around 8:30 on Saturday night.

The explosion went off inside a dumpster on West 23rd, in...

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10 Of Canada's Ugliest Buildings

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2016 | 5:16 PM

All of Ottawa is aghast at a proposed design to expand the venerable Château Laurier, which stands next to Parliament Hill.

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Drone Captures Incredible Encounter With Humpback Whales

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2016 | 6:19 PM

Nova Scotia whale watchers were given quite a show by curious humpback whales earlier this month — delighting viewers with an unforgettable hour-long visit.

Photographer Gary Brinton chartered a tour with Mariner Cruises to celebrate his fourth wedding anniversary with his wife just off Brier Island. And in a move...

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'Jeopardy!' Confirms Canadians Welcome To Apply To Appear On The Show Again

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2016 | 4:07 PM

Canada is back — well, at least on “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek’s stage.

After a season of being disallowed from applying to be a contestant, officials confirms Canadians are once again eligible for a spot on the long-running quiz show.

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Alex Trebek moderates the...

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Walmart Bed Bugs Report Prompts Company To Trash Scooters At Phoenix Store

(0) Comments | Posted September 13, 2016 | 4:11 PM

A Phoenix Walmart is apologizing after a customer said her husband was bitten by bed bugs after sitting in one of the store’s electronic chairs.

Lupita Cruz said her husband Jose Avalos de Leon used one of the chairs to take weight off an injured toe. But his back started...

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Doug Ford Lambastes Trudeau, Confirms Plan For Political Return

(0) Comments | Posted September 13, 2016 | 12:15 PM

Live from Ford Nation, Doug is writing a book.

The former Toronto city councillor made the announcement Tuesday in a backyard news conference that was broadcast on Facebook Live at the Ford family’s Etobicoke, Ont. home.

“For years we’ve heard the media’s stories. For years we’ve heard our...

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Gatineau University Student Club Apologizes For 'Vulgar' Game Asking For Photos Of Breasts

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2016 | 9:57 PM

A Quebec university student club may face sanctions after promoting a scavenger hunt that awarded points for getting a kiss from a girl or taking a photo of her breasts.

Critics said the "game" perpetuates rape culture on campus.

As part of a social event for journalism and communications students...

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UNICEF Exec Calls Out People's Apathy Toward Refugee Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2016 | 4:09 PM

Half of all the world’s refugees are children, according to a new UNICEF report released Wednesday.

The humanitarian organization says nearly 50 million children have been uprooted around the world because of war or poverty.

Of that, 28 million kids have been forced to flee from their homes because of...

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1st Earthship Built On First Nations Soil

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2016 | 1:13 PM

The longer Fran “Flower” Doxtador lived in her two-bedroom trailer over 30 years, the more uninhabitable it became.

Home is on Six Nations of the Grand River territory near Brantford, Ont. Parts of her walls gave away where you could see through to the outside. Living with mould, a rodent...

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France's Anti-Burkini PM Suggests Bare Breasts More French Than Headscarves

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2016 | 3:55 PM

Another day, another male politician shares his deep thoughts about women’s bodies.

On Monday, France’s prime minister brought up an iconic image of Marianne — a historic symbol of the French Republic — suggesting her bare breasts are more reflective of the country’s values than a headscarf.

“Marianne has a...

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Barbra Streisand Says She May Move To Canada If Trump Is Elected

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2016 | 3:25 PM

Donald Trump won’t make America great again, according to Barbra Streisand.

And if the Republican nominee manages to clinch the presidency come November, the legendary singer said in a “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday that she’ll pack her bags and head for more palatable shores.

“He has...

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Syrian Refugees Face Tough Competition For 'Survival Jobs' In Calgary

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2016 | 1:54 PM

Calgary’s current economy is particularly unforgiving for Syrian refugees looking for work, according to an employment counsellor.

“It’s horrible. It’s affecting us really badly in our settlement jobs,” said Carmen Goussous in an interview. “I chase behind employers to return my calls and emails. Sometimes I book appointments [to] go...

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Health Canada's 2-Day Notice Of First Nation Nursing Station Closures 'Unacceptable': Chief

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2016 | 8:13 PM

First Nation leaders in northern Ontario say it’s “unacceptable” that Health Canada only gave communities two-day’s notice before a temporary closure of two nursing stations.

Federal officials sent Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) a memo on Tuesday warning an “alternative service delivery plan” would go into effect within 48 hours.

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Nothing To See Here Except 25 Orphaned Bear Cubs Eating Apples

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2016 | 3:37 PM

There’s more to this video than a bunch of fruit-snacking baby bears in northern British Columbia.

The Northern Lights Wildlife Society released the short clip of their furry residents on Tuesday to thank donors who have given money or food to build a new bear enclosure.

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Yes, Trudeau's Latest Cabinet Shuffle Is A Big Deal And These 34 Pics Show You Why

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2016 | 7:29 PM

History was unexpectedly made Friday after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named rookie MP Bardish Chagger Government House Leader.

Chagger, who was first elected to Parliament in October, is the first woman ever to hold the high-profile position. On top of that glass ceiling-smashing fact, she’s also the first...

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Donald Trump Sandwich Trolls U.S. Candidate With Wall Of Mexican Chips

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2016 | 4:43 PM

In the universe of possible sandwiches combinations, one packed with bologna can be a hard sell.

That is unless it’s hugged with a wall of Mexican chips, and named in tribute to one Donald Trump.

And sold in Canada.

Windsor Sandwich Shop owner Lawrence Lavender’s “Trump sandwich”...

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CBC Announcer Gets Phelps, Lochte Mixed Up, Apologizes To 'Everyone'

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2016 | 9:53 AM

One of the CBC’s Olympic announcers must have had his water swapped for a cup of whatever’s in the green diving pool for him to mistake Michael Phelps for Ryan Lochte.

Announcer Elliotte Friedman was calling the highly anticipated race between Phelps and Lochte on Thursday when Canadian...

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