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

Grassy Narrows First Nation Declares State Of Emergency After Years Of Unsafe Drinking Water

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 7:06 PM

After almost two years of not being able to drink its water, a remote Ontario First Nation decided to issue a state of emergency Thursday.

Grassy Narrows, a small reserve about 500 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay, has long dealt with regular cases of mercury poisoning since a local paper...

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'Inevitable' Liberal Attack Ad Ups Ante Against Mulcair, NDP

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 12:56 PM

Liberals are going to town over comments a star Toronto NDP candidate made about "inevitable" budget cuts and accusing the party of planning slashes to health care and child care funding.

NDP candidate Andrew Thomson appeared on CBC's Power & Politics Tuesday and told host Rosemary Barton that in pursuit...

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Ex-Liberal MP Says Party Officials Still Ignoring Fraud Complaint From Last Year

(8) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 4:36 PM

A former MP says his year-long silent treatment from Liberal officials is continuing even after warning the party that a candidate was buying party memberships to secure his own victory.

On Tuesday, the Ottawa Citizen reported veteran politician Paul Szabo alerted Liberal officials last summer about concerns that...

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Adam Ward, WDBJ Cameraman, Shot While Fiancée Watched Live Broadcast

(2) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 12:13 PM

A day of celebration turned into a morning of horror as staff of a TV station in Virginia watched an attack on two of their colleagues unfold on a live broadcast.

WDBJ7 cameraman Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker were killed after a masked gunman opened fire in the middle...

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Alison Parker's Boyfriend, Chris Hurst, Shares Heartbreaking Tweets

(2) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 10:53 AM

Slain journalist Alison Parker and her boyfriend Chris Hurst had just moved in together before she was shot and killed while she was on the job Wednesday.

Cameraman Adam Ward was also killed after a gunman approached from behind, firing multiple shots at the pair. Hurst expressed his disbelief on...

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Brier Island Humpback Whale Video Captures Unreal Breach

(12) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 1:33 PM

Even an experienced whale watcher was stunned by a humpback leaping high above Bay of Fundy waters on Friday.

Penny Graham told CBC Radio the sighting was the most dramatic whale breaching she’s seen in her 20 years of running such tours.

“I started whale watching in 1984...

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Vote Earl Grey: Fluffy Halifax Cat Running For Prime Minister

(11) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 12:21 PM

America may have Deez Nuts, but in Canada, a fluffy feline is livening up the election cycle with some cat-itude.

We’re not kitten you.

Halifax’s Earl Grey, leader of the Tuxedo Party of Canada, is making a foray into federal politics after an unsuccessful bid for...

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Canada Election 2015: Women's Issues Debate Cancelled After Mulcair Bails

(228) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 5:21 PM

Thomas Mulcair’s decision to drop out of a debate about women’s issues forced organizers to pull the plug on the event entirely on Monday.

Over 50,000 Canadians had signed a petition supporting an “Up for Debate” proposal to hold a federal leaders’ debate focused on women’s issues. The...

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Mountie's Musical Ride Wedding Photo Wows With Canadian Charm

(6) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 2:57 PM

A fortuitous twist on one couple’s wedding day created a remarkable photo to mark their momentous milestone on Saturday.

“In all honesty I don't know if I can think of a wedding photo that I've seen that screams Canadian culture more than this,” said photographer Megan Smith in...

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Doug Ford Is A 'Superstar' Candidate To Replace Harper, Organizer Says

(111) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 1:05 PM

One man representing a “broad coalition of Conservatives voters” really wants to see Doug Ford take the party’s reins from Stephen Harper one day.

Rud Chamberlain, an Ontario farmer and lead organizer behind “Run Doug Run,” launched the unofficial group over the weekend to drum up...

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Harper's Salmon Conservation Promise Too Little, Too Late: Lawyer

(51) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 6:50 PM

The Conservatives’ latest pledge to protect B.C. salmon is a small bandage on the damage made after the country’s conservation laws were changed two years ago, an environmental lawyer says.

Anna Johnston, staff counsel at West Coast Environmental Law, told The Huffington Post Canada on Friday that a

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Rob Ford: If Stephen Harper Steps Down, Doug Will Step Up

(63) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 2:36 PM

Stop everything, the Ford brothers officially want Canadians to know about their federal political ambitions.

Rob Ford spoke to Bloomberg on Thursday, confirming his brother Doug would consider stepping into a Conservative leadership race if a minority government forms on Oct. 19, which may prompt Stephen Harper to...

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Tianjin Fish Wash Up Dead As Chinese Officials Warn Of High Cyanide Levels

(9) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 1:14 PM

Thousands of sticklebacks have washed up dead in Tianjin — nine days after a deadly chemical explosion rocked the coastal city in northern China.

Pictures of the mass die-off surfaced on social media showing schools of fish spread across the Haihe River shoreline, six kilometres away from the blast site.

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Lightning Bolt Hits Delta Plane, Guy Filming Video Unfazed

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 12:50 PM

Jack Perkins was filming a storm video for his wife when he captured one heck of a lightning strike on his cell phone.

A short video uploaded to YouTube Tuesday shows a long line of planes waiting for takeoff at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Sheets of rain can...

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Earl Cowan, Angry Conservative Heckler, May Be Same Guy Who Told Chow To 'Go Back To China'

(111) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 8:31 AM

The Conservative supporter who called reporters “pieces of shit” on Tuesday shares the same name with a man who told Olivia Chow to “go back to China” last year.

Earl Cowan, identified by both the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and The Toronto Star as the...

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Stephen Harper Coins 'Justin-Wynne-Kathleen-Trudeau Tax Hike' To Provoke Liberals

(115) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 9:05 PM

Stephen Harper added more fuel to his flame war with Kathleen Wynne on Wednesday by throwing another dig at the Ontario premier.

Speaking to a crowd at a London, Ont. rally, the Conservative leader took aim at the federal and Ontario Liberals over the province’s retirement pension plan, nicknaming it...

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American Apparel Admits It May Go Out Of Business In Next 12 Months

(5) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 4:29 PM

Flirting with bankruptcy for the past five years, American Apparel admitted on Monday it has “substantial doubt” over its own future in the next year.

The company released its second quarter results, which provided a stark look into its financial books.

Sales dropped 17.2 per...

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Ryan North Gets Trapped Inside A Skate Bowl With His Dog, Hilarity Ensues

(8) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 11:09 AM

A Toronto cartoonist who found himself trapped inside a wet skate bowl with his dog is surprised a solution crowdsourced through Twitter got them out.

“I thought my situation was ridiculous, but when people started asking about what I was carrying in my inventory and giving suggestions for getting out,...

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Liberal Election Poster Gets Important Star Trek Edit

(21) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 6:39 PM

Gowron, Klingon High Council chancellor, is now running under the Liberal party banner. At least, that’s the suggested takeaway from a slick edit of a Montreal candidate’s poster.

A photo was uploaded to Facebook Wednesday showing a playful Star Trek-themed parody off the Liberal party’s red and black campaign poster...

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Alberta Climate Change Panel Includes Members With Suncor, Enbridge Links

(58) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 2:46 PM

Alberta’s climate change strategy will be shaped by a newly appointed panel made up of five experts—including representatives with links to two major Canadian energy companies.

“Our government intends to take action,” Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips said at a Friday news conference about the NDP government’s commitment to...

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