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.

Entries by Zi-Ann Lum

This Photo Booth Proposal Is The Cutest Thing You'll See All Day

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 10:00 PM

When Molly McGinnis hopped into a photo booth with her boyfriend, the last thing she expected was to be surprised with an engagement ring.

A video uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday shows McGinnis asking her high school sweetheart Kevin Moran what pose they should strike next for the booth’s camera....

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Keystone XL Pipeline's Economic Argument May Expire: Experts

(18) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 5:14 PM

The juncture of falling oil prices colliding with TransCanada’s push for its US$8-billion Keystone XL pipeline may undermine the argument that the project makes economic sense, according to analysts.

Canadian oil prices hit a five-year low on Monday, dropping to US$40 a barrel. Benchmark brent oil...

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Brandy Vittrekwa Murder Suspect Arrested, Whitehorse RCMP Say

(49) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 5:22 PM

Police say a suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of 17-year-old Brandy Vittrekwa after her body was found on a Whitehorse trail Monday.

“No charges have been laid at this time,” Const. D.J. Hoogland told HuffPost Canada on Thursday.

Vittrekwa’s body was discovered on Kwanlin Dun First...

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Tony Clement Makes Seinfeld Reference In House Of Commons

(9) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 2:55 PM

It was real and it was spectacular.

A comparison between Parliament and a holiday popularized by “Seinfeld” added some comic relief to the House of Commons on Friday.

B.C. Conservative MP David Wilks set Treasury Board President Tony Clement up with context for the reference, asking his colleague...

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Jean Beliveau, 'He Was A Class Guy,' Says Don Cherry

(5) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 2:49 PM

Jean Beliveau was a class act on and off the ice. Fans know it. Those who play the game know it. And Don Cherry knows it.

The “Coach's Corner” host took to Twitter Wednesday to share a touching anecdote about the man the hockey world nicknamed “Le Gros Bill.”

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Lawyer Says Need For First Nations Financial Transparency Act Is 'Complete Lie'

(220) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 7:09 PM

The federal government’s new financial transparency law for First Nations is a redundant piece of legislation based on a “complete lie,” according to a lawyer specializing in aboriginal law.

“Every First Nation has to file an audited financial statement with Indian Affairs every year to account for federal funds and...

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Canadian Team Captures Two Truly Spectacular Images Of Mars

(7) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 2:56 PM

Armed with “the largest telescope ever” used for a deep space mission, a team from Western University have something to show off for their hard work.

Two images downloaded Sunday from NASA’s ongoing Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission show the surface of the red planet in stunning high-res detail.

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Rick Mercer Calls Out Bad Drivers Who Don't Use Turn Signals

(47) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 12:53 PM

Rick Mercer has a friendly reminder for drivers this holiday season: use your g*d*mn turn signals.

The CBC funnyman found nothing amusing about being nearly crushed on his way to work by a SUV driver who decided to go rogue and turn without warning. So he made a rant about...

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Pat Martin Asks Agriculture Minister: Have You Lost Your Freaking Mind?

(112) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 6:44 PM

Winnipeg NDP MP Pat Martin returned to his raucous ways during question period on Tuesday, asking Conservative minister Gerry Ritz if he had “lost his freaking mind.”

The colourful outburst was related to an exchange about the government’s rejection of an ownership bid back in October by Saskatoon-based...

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Leona Aglukkaq Reads Newspaper During Northern Food Crisis Debate

(179) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 6:58 AM

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq was caught reading a newspaper in question period on Monday after evading questions about exorbitant food prices affecting people in her own riding.

Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair and NDP MP Romeo Saganash pressed Aglukkaq for answers after an APTN investigation into Nunavut...

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Real Estate $300,000 Can Buy Across Canada

(26) Comments | Posted November 30, 2014 | 9:07 AM

For all the emotions brought out by the housing bubble/no housing bubble debate, it’s almost comforting to hear there are places in Canada that have two-storey houses on the market for under $300,000.

Though when we do hear about those deals, the first reaction is often skepticism.

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Leona Aglukkaq Reacts To APTN's Northern Food Crisis Story, Calls Claims 'Completely False'

(109) Comments | Posted November 28, 2014 | 3:33 PM

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq says she is reviewing legal options over comments a Nunavut politician made about her and the Harper government.

Rankin Inlet deputy mayor Sam Tutanuak was openly critical of the federal government's efforts to address a crisis over the cost of food in Canada’s north in an...

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Quebec Gangsters' Helicopter Jailbreak Caught On Video

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2014 | 1:44 PM

A video showing the moment a helicopter arrived in the yard of a Quebec jail to break out a trio of gangsters has been released by Quebec’s top court.

The 43-second surveillance footage shows two men backing away while a green helicopter maneuvered its landing in an open outdoor area...

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Calgary's Real Estate Market Buoyant Amid Plunging Oil Prices

(6) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 4:16 PM

A recent slip in oil prices hasn’t bucked Alberta’s housing market from being one of the country’s most affordable, according to a report released by RBC Economic Research on Wednesday.

Considered part of Canada’s current trio of “hot” markets, Calgary sets itself apart from Vancouver and...

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Chronicle Herald Publishes Rehtaeh Parsons' Name, Breaks Publication Ban

(40) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 9:02 PM

A Nova Scotia newspaper has defied a judge’s publication ban over a “prominent child pornography case” by publishing the victim’s name – Rehtaeh Parsons.

The Chronicle Herald published a story Monday about a second man who entered a guilty plea to one count of child...

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This Biodegradable Bag Takes On One Of The World's Biggest Problems

(6) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 6:33 PM

Let’s take some time to talk about something taboo: our toilets.

Chances are if you’re reading this, the toilet closest to you is likely connected to a municipal water supply system. You go, you flush, and you forget about it. So the concept of a human-use plastic-bag toilet may not...

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Suspected Drug-Laced Cookies At Dawson Creek School Spark Investigation

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 6:30 PM

Police have launched an investigation after a child brought cookies suspected to be laced with drugs and shared them with students at an elementary school in northeastern B.C.

School officials confirm the incident happened at École Frank Ross in Dawson Creek, according to CBC News.


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Dogwood Initiative Simulates Catastrophic Oil Spill In Vancouver

(13) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 5:42 PM

For one day, Vancouverites can see with their own eyes how an oil tanker spill might destroy one of the city’s most popular beaches.

Using Oculus Rift-powered, coin-operated binoculars, Victoria-based environmental group Dogwood Initiative showed what the scenario could look like on Wednesday: oil fires on English Bay,...

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Ezra Levant Uses Remembrance Day Column To Attack Muslim Canadians

(278) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 5:54 PM

Sun News columnist Ezra Levant used Remembrance Day to eviscerate an Ontario school board over a memo about students’ attendance of Remembrance Day ceremonies.

Levant accused the school board of allowing Muslim students to be exempt from Tuesday's services, referring to a memo issued by the Greater Essex...

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Joyceville Contraband Package Contained 1,551 Grams Of Marijuana

(13) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 6:41 PM

A package valued at $225,000 containing marijuana, tobacco, and meth was found at Kingston’s Joyceville Institution, according to a Thursday news release.

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) says a package containing 1,551 grams of marijuana; 2,989 grams of tobacco; 5.19 grams of meth and ecstasy; 10 packs of...

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