Zi-Ann Lum
Zi-Ann Lum is an associate 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.

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5-Year-Old Girl Stabbed In London, Suspect Arrested

(9) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 10:45 AM

UPDATE: The girl's father, Andrew Bruce Hill, has been charged with attempted murder, CTV reports.

One man has been arrested in London, Ont., after a five-year-old girl was stabbed early Tuesday.

London Police said officers arrived at a home on Applegreen Grove shortly after 6 a.m. and...

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‘Scarface' Mansion For Sale, Now At Nearly Half The Original Price

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2015 | 9:50 AM

For $35 million, no one wanted to slap down a bid to own Tony Montana’s estate. So realtors cut the price in half — to a cool $17.9 million.

The four bedroom, nine bathroom mansion was designed by Bertram Goodhue in 1906, an renowned architect responsible for the...

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Cubist Boobs In Picasso Painting Too Hot For Fox Affiliate Station

(21) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 2:30 PM

Won’t somebody please think of the children!

Well, producers at one Fox affiliate station did just that when putting together a report on Picasso’s “Women of Algiers” painting on Wednesday. The segment went to air at 10 p.m., breasts blurred.

Here’s the image viewers saw:

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Khalif Mitchell Fined Twice Over Holocaust Denial Tweets

(13) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 12:11 PM

The Canadian Football League fined one of its players an undisclosed amount on Thursday over a series of tweets, including one that linked to a video titled “The Greatest Lie Ever Told, the Holocaust” last week.

Khalif Mitchell was also fined by the Montreal Alouettes, the CFL franchise he currently...

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New Heritage Minute Recognizes Canada's Badass WWI Nurses

(4) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 11:08 AM

Recognition for the heroism of thousands of Canadian nurses who volunteered during the First World War is long overdue, according to Historica Canada.

“The dangers faced by the nurses were very real,” said organization president Anthony Wilson-Smith in a press release. “And it was not uncommon for them to be...

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Milder El Niño Winter Ahead, Says Environment Canada

(31) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 3:16 PM

Every few years, Earth’s atmospheric forces align in a certain way to gift Canadians with milder-than-average winter weather.

This is one of those years.

On Tuesday, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology confirmed El Niño conditions have been met for the first time since 2010.

“Prolonged El Niño conditions...

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RCMP Apologizes For Comparing Idle No More To 'Bacteria'

(30) Comments | Posted May 11, 2015 | 5:10 PM

The RCMP apologized on Monday for the comparing Idle No More to “bacteria” in an internal report obtained by APTN News.

“It is unfortunate that one of our employees has referred in an internal e-mail to the Idle No More movement in such a manner,” said Staff-Sgt. Julie Gagnon in...

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Stephen Harper Prioritizing 'Propaganda' Over Soldiers' Safety, Says NDP MP

(77) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 5:21 PM

The NDP’s national defence critic accused the prime minister of prioritizing propaganda over the safety of Canadian troops after his staff were forced to pull videos promoting his tour of Iraq and Kuwait.

“They actually used them and then claimed that they had been vetted by the military and never...

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One Of Omar Khadr's Bail Conditions Is He Must Speak English During Calls

(19) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 3:54 PM

Omar Khadr has been released on bail and one of the conditions of his freedom is that he must speak only English during phone calls.

The former Guantanamo Bay inmate was told by Judge Myra Biely he was “free to go” on Thursday after posting $5,000 bail in...

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Tories Kill Bill Urging 'Harmony' Between Canadian Law And First Nations

(24) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 3:00 PM

A NDP-sponsored bill proposing Canada align its laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was defeated Wednesday.

The Conservative government used its majority to reject Romeo Saganash’s private member’s bill, five months after it was first introduced to the House of Commons.

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Laurie Hawn Questions Values Of Canadian Companies That Oppose Bill C-51

(27) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 11:47 AM

Conservative MP Laurie Hawn defended the government’s anti-terror legislation on Tuesday by questioning tech companies’ commitment to Canadian values.

In a third-reading debate on Bill C-51, Hawn addressed criticism raised by the opposition over measures proposed in the contentious bill.

He called concerns that the bill would throw more indigenous...

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Harper's Anti-Terror Bill C-51 One Step Closer To Becoming Law

(188) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 7:10 PM

With the support of federal Liberals, the Conservative government's controversial anti-terror legislation passed the House of Commons Wednesday by a vote of 183 to 96.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair attended the vote, but Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who was in Europe this week, was absent.

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The NDP Won In Alberta And Some Folks Are Mulling Packing Their Bags

(41) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 12:49 PM

In case you haven’t heard, Alberta elected an NDP government Tuesday night. It’s a dramatic shift for the province considered to be the Canadian Conservative heartland.

It’s also a result that triggers the question:

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No, That Wasn't A Dream. Alberta Elected A NDP Government Last Night

(50) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 8:09 AM

It's true. Albertans cast their ballots Tuesday and elected New Democrats leader Rachel Notley as premier with a majority government behind her.

The shocking twist in provincial politics ends a 44-year Progressive Conservative dynasty that saw premiers including Peter Lougheed, Ralph Klein, and Alison Redford in power.


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Alberta's Oil Industry Quivers Over Prospect Of Left-Leaning Province

(73) Comments | Posted May 4, 2015 | 1:35 PM

A new Forum Research poll projects Alberta’s New Democrats are on the eve of winning a “historic majority” — and the province’s oil producers aren’t digging it one bit.

“Industry revenues are forecast to decline by more than $50 billion this year alone. That is more than the value of...

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Town Fines Woman $233.95 For Feeding Deer In Own Backyard

(10) Comments | Posted May 1, 2015 | 1:12 PM

Hungry deer have been visiting Jeannie Samad’s backyard for two years and now she’s been ordered to pay a $233.95 fine for feeding the wild animals.

According to a news release, the Truro, N.S. resident was given the order Wednesday after being visited by town officials on four separate occasions....

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Charlottetown's Winter Likely Its 'Worst' Ever

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2015 | 6:37 PM

While many parts of the country revelled in double-digit weather, 17 cm of snow fell over Charlottetown, P.E.I. on Tuesday.

“It does appear we have broken the record, probably by several centimetres,” Environment Canada meteorologist Linda Libby told The Guardian.

On Wednesday, residents were given a...

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Tim Hortons' U.S. Stores Finally Seeing 'Momentum'

(8) Comments | Posted April 28, 2015 | 6:01 PM

After years of resistance, Americans seem to finally be embracing Tim Hortons.

Restaurant Brands International Inc., parent company to Tim Hortons and Burger King, posted its first quarter sales results on Monday showing pick-up for Tim's with U.S. customers, despite falling short of analyst expectations.


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Conservatives React To Omar Khadr News With Trudeau Attacks

(187) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 1:34 PM

An Alberta judge granted former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr bail on Friday and the federal government responded with two jabs at Justin Trudeau.

In a statement to The Huffington Post Canada, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney’s office called the ruling disappointing.

“We are disappointed and will appeal this decision,”...

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5 Programs Promised Less Cash Than Canada's 150th Birthday Bash

(14) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 1:22 PM

In two years, Canada will celebrate its 150th birthday. To mark the milestone, the government earmarked $210 million in its federal budget for “activities and events, including festivals and concerts.”

But the money won't be doled out in one lump sum—it'll be spread over a four-year period. It’s...

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