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

Elizabeth May Has Sobering Reminder For MPs: You're 'Grown-Ups'

(214) Comments | Posted May 19, 2016 | 1:38 PM

It was the closest the House of Commons television feed has been to mirroring the drama displayed in a piece of Renaissance art.

On Wednesday, an impatient prime minister cut through a “gaggle” of MPs to grab the arm of a loitering Conservative whip when a careless elbow...

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Trudeau Committed 'Furthest Thing From A Feminist Act': NDP MP

(164) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 8:43 PM

An NDP MP accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of committing the “furthest thing from a feminist act” after he backed into a female member during a heated moment in the House of Commons Wednesday.

The interaction sparked a confrontation with Thomas Mulcair, with the NDP leader yelling at...

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Justin Trudeau Accused Of Manhandling Tory Whip Before Assisted-Dying Bill Vote

(638) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 6:56 PM

A procedural vote Wednesday nearly ended in a fight after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau grabbed the Official Opposition Whip on the House of Commons floor, elbowing an NDP MP in the process.

NDP MP Peter Julian rose in the House before a vote on Bill C-14, the government’s assisted-dying bill,...

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Alberta Women Explain Why They Put Fort McMurray Tattoos On Their Bodies

(6) Comments | Posted May 17, 2016 | 2:14 PM

Anxious to return home, some northern Alberta residents are turning to permanent ink in tribute to Fort McMurray after being forced out by an inferno two weeks ago.

Wildfires prompted a mandatory evacuation order of the region earlier this month. As they fled for their lives and scattered across shelters,...

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Charlie Angus: Attawapiskat Suicide Crisis Risks Getting Worse With Longer Gov't Delay

(37) Comments | Posted May 10, 2016 | 4:26 PM

An NDP MP warns the string of attempted suicides in a northern Ontario First Nation may be the tipping point for a new mental health crisis if the government fails to take timely action.

Speaking to reporters on Parliament Hill Tuesday, Charlie Angus said there’s a “sense of uncertainty” in...

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Here Are The Fort McMurray Photos Locals Want You To See

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2016 | 4:09 PM

Fort McMurray will rebuild.

That’s the spirit among Albertans who had their lives uprooted by an inferno that started last week. A mandatory evacuation order forced more than 80,000 people from their homes — and it's unclear when they'll be allowed to return.

Despite now being spread...

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Fort McMurray Fire Photos Show Incredible Power Of Historic Wildfire

(6) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 11:36 AM

An Alberta city is under the province's largest fire evacuation order as a massive wildfire enveloped the region.

Approximately 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray and area were told to leave their homes Tuesday.

According to the Regional...

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Canadian-Run Aleppo Hospital 'Completely Destroyed' By Airstrikes

(16) Comments | Posted April 29, 2016 | 8:41 PM

A Canadian-operated hospital in Syria was “completely destroyed” by airstrikes on Friday, according to an Ontario-based aid agency.

The Union of Syrian Medical Relief Organizations (UOSSM-Canada) says the Al Marjeh Primary Health Centre in Aleppo was struck by bombs dropped by Syrian regime and Russian planes.

The facility was...

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Has The World Hit Peak Trudeau Yet? Liberals' Online Boutique Suggests 'No'

(8) Comments | Posted April 28, 2016 | 12:27 PM

Forget about that fantastical sweater of the prime minister riding a chestnut stallion against a vibrant fjord, parading his youth between perfect lens flares and a waterfall of sparkles — cookie cutters shaped like Justin Trudeau’s face are still in stock.

Before you get incensed over...

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Prince Dead: Superstar Passes Away At Age 57

(23) Comments | Posted April 21, 2016 | 1:11 PM

Legendary musician Prince has died at his home in suburban Minneapolis.

The news was confirmed by his publicist, after authorities said earlier they were investigating a death Thursday morning at Paisley Park where Prince has his recording studios.

Prince was found unresponsive in an elevator, according to...

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Vancouver 4/20 Marijuana Event Not Legit Excuse To Cut Class: School Board

(6) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 12:27 PM

Vancouver teachers have been reminded to reject 4/20 as a legitimate excuse from students for missing class on Wednesday.

A one-page notice from the Vancouver School Board was sent in lead-up to the annual counterculture holiday that celebrates marijuana on April 20.

"Students are aware of '4/20,' and...

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Omar Khadr Getting Married To Human Rights Activist Muna Abougoush

(84) Comments | Posted April 19, 2016 | 11:39 AM

Former Guantanamo inmate Omar Khadr is getting married, according to media reports.

A friend of the 29-year-old confirmed his engagement to human rights activist Muna Abougoush, according to CTV News.

Abougoush, a University of Alberta graduate, played a key role in rallying a network of supporters to...

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Wanting Qu, Gregor Robertson Show Off Their Dorky Katy Perry Impression

(6) Comments | Posted April 17, 2016 | 3:00 PM

It’s been well over a year since Chinese pop star Wanting Qu confirmed her relationship with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson — and they’re still shining on.

The couple shared one of their “funny moments” acting out Katy Perry’s hit song “Fireworks” on Friday while playing the app game “

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'Bitter' Red Deer Senior Convicted Of Bullying Neighbours

(26) Comments | Posted April 16, 2016 | 1:53 PM

A man known as the nightmare of Scott Street was dragged into a Red Deer, Alta. courtroom this week and found guilty of being a neighbourhood bully.

“[He] would scream profanities at the dog and us over the fence — to the point where we couldn’t even sit in the...

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Transgender Ottawa Woman Overwhelmed By Kindness Of Her Co-Workers

(2) Comments | Posted April 14, 2016 | 1:40 PM

After 15 years working at an Ottawa office being addressed as “Mr.,” Zoe sent an email to her co-workers in March to announce her transgender transition.

Unsure of what her colleagues’ reactions would be, she took time off, worked from home and after two weeks, returned to the office as...

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Josh Raby's Late-Night McDonald's Milkshake Run Gets Uncomfortably Sexy, Weird

(2) Comments | Posted April 12, 2016 | 7:09 PM

Josh Raby just wanted a milkshake. But he ended up driving away from a Nashville McDonald’s drive-thru with a chicken sandwich and a strange story to digest.

The web series creator chronicled his late-night rendezvous with fast food customer service on Twitter.

It began late Sunday with...

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Starbucks Goat Reunited With Family After Wild Strip Mall Adventure

(1) Comments | Posted April 11, 2016 | 1:10 PM

It’s a happy ending for a 11-year-old pygmy goat who broke loose from her California home and wandered into a Starbucks Sunday.

Rohnert Park authorities responded to several reports of a goat milling around Wolf Den Plaza strip mall — before she dipped into the coffee store to chomp on...

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BuzzFeed's Watermelon Live Video Attracts More Than 800,000 Viewers

(3) Comments | Posted April 8, 2016 | 3:51 PM

Turns out people go bananas for watermelon.

BuzzFeed lured a surprising number of people Friday to watch a watermelon explode on live video.

That’s right. And all the media company had to do was get a smartphone, a Wi-Fi connection, buy a doomed watermelon, a box of...

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Brazilian Magazine Calls Justin Trudeau 'Exceedingly' Ordinary, Mocks 'Boring' Canada

(378) Comments | Posted April 8, 2016 | 12:23 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is limp on terrorism and too hard nosed that the world knows how good looking he is, according to biting column published in a Brazilian magazine this week.

Veja, a prominent weekly, has long been a vocal critic of liberal politics, having most recently...

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Osoyoos Kids Hockey Game Ends With Drunken Brawl Between Parents

(55) Comments | Posted April 7, 2016 | 12:09 PM

A hockey game between 10-year-old kids ended with multiple injuries — not suffered by players or coaches — but among drunken parents brawling in the stands on Saturday.

Alcohol was likely a “large” factor, police say.

According to a statement from one of the teams, the New Western...

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