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

CIBC Layoffs Affect More Than 500, Bank Calls Cuts 'Necessary'

(18) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 8:12 PM

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce quietly eliminated 500 jobs from its workforce over the past two weeks, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

Spokesperson Kevin Dove confirmed the news to The Huffington Post Canada on Thursday, calling the layoffs “necessary.” The Toronto-based bank is...

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New '24 Seven' Video Ridiculed As Harper's 'Pre-Election Churchillian Moment'

(44) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 6:46 PM

In the art of political obfuscation, the latest video from the prime minister pulls attention away from Canada's budget brouhaha to the overseas threat of Islamic militants.

The latest episode of 24 Seven, uploaded on Wednesday, has clear militaristic overtones carried by Stephen Harper’s rougher talking...

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J.P. Manoux Charged With Voyeurism After Toronto Tenants Find Hidden Cameras

(9) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 10:27 PM

Toronto police have charged actor J.P. Manoux with voyeurism on Tuesday after two women found cameras hidden throughout their rented downtown condo.

The 45-year-old was arrested after two women made the discovery on Jan. 22 and called police. The cameras were found to be connected to the Internet at the...

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McDonald's French Fries Are Made With 19 Ingredients

(26) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 10:41 PM

In its latest effort for transparency, McDonald’s turned to former “Mythbusters” host Grant Imahara to answer the question: What are the ingredients in its fries?

Turns out, it takes a total of 19 ingredients to transform a single potato into golden shoestring fries fit for its trademark red and yellow...

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Kevin Vickers Begins New Job As Canada's Ambassador To Ireland

(30) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 9:09 PM

Kevin Vickers formally presented his credentials to Irish President Michael Higgins on Wednesday, starting a new chapter in his career as Canada’s ambassador to Ireland.

The two men posed side-by-side at Áras an Uachtaráin, Ireland’s presidential residence in Dublin, with the 58-year-old Miramichi native towering over Higgins.

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Tim Hortons Snake Throwing Was 'Stupid,' Pet Owner Admits In Bid To Win Reptile Back

(16) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 7:47 PM

A man who allegedly chucked a snake at Tim Hortons employees over a sandwich order last month wants his reptile back.

Luke Apooch admits the stunt he and his friend Chris Cook pulled was “stupid and immature,” adding he’s working on an apology to the...

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Leslie Roberts Resigns From Global News

(17) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 6:31 PM

Global News anchor Leslie Roberts has resigned after an investigation into conflict of interest allegations, the broadcaster announced on Thursday.

His resignation is effective immediately, confirmed Global News.

Roberts, one of Global Television’s main Toronto news personalities, was recently placed on indefinite suspension after revelations were...

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Xtra Going All-Digital, Announces End To Print Editions

(1) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 10:33 PM

Canada’s leading newspaper dedicated to gay and lesbian journalism announced on Wednesday plans to end its print operations by mid-February.

Xtra, a free weekly paper with editions in Vancouver, Toronto, and Ottawa, will restructure its business model to become an all-digital publishing company, the company said in a news...

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Teen Saves Life Of Fort Lauderdale Cop Who Booked Him

(4) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 5:49 PM

A teen is being lauded as a hero for his life-saving actions after a Fort Lauderdale, Fla. cop who was booking him suddenly collapsed.

In security camera footage from Sept. 10 and uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday, 17-year-old Jamal Rutledge is seen in handcuffs, kicking at a security fence to...

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John A. Macdonald Who? One In Four Canadians Clueless About First Prime Minister

(70) Comments | Posted January 10, 2015 | 8:49 AM

A surprising number of Canadians are clueless when it comes to being able to name the country’s founding father, a recent Ipsos Reid poll suggests.

Commissioned by Historica Canada, the poll found 26 per cent of respondents could not correctly answer that Sir John A. Macdonald was Canada's first prime...

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2015 Is A Pay Period Leap Year And That Means An Extra Paycheque For Some

(2) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 10:28 PM

Do you get paid bi-weekly? Well, friends, there may an extra paycheque coming your way at year’s end.

What? Extra paycheque? Yes, it’s true. It’s all because of a calendar oddity that occurs about every 11 years.

Over 364 days, there are 26 pay-cycle periods. That odd leftover...

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Francoise Mouly Mourns Charlie Hebdo Cartoonists: 'I'm Proud To Have Known Them'

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 10:25 PM

The New Yorker’s longtime art editor says the French satire magazine journalists who were killed by their desks on Wednesday were victims of a “mindless crime.”

Francoise Mouly spoke to NPR’s Melissa Block, hours after masked gunmen had charged into Charlie Hebdo’s office in Paris earlier...

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Cherif Kouachi, Said Kouachi, Hamyd Mourad Identified As Suspects In Charlie Hebdo Attack

(35) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 7:08 PM

One suspect is in custody after gunmen opened fire at a French satirical magazine Wednesday, Agence France-Presse reports.

The outlet cited sources confirming 18-year-old Hamyd Mourad surrendered himself to police early Thursday.

Few details are known about Mourad, though some reports have described him to...

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Joan Didion, Céline Join Forces In New 2015 Ad Campaign

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 8:43 PM

A new campaign by French fashion house Céline has us falling in love with legendary American writer Joan Didion all over again.

The ad, shot by German photographer Juergen Teller, captures the 80-year-old literary tour de force, known for her quiet ferocity, looking both elegant and austere.

And it’s amazing.

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Green Party Fundraising Donations Hit 'All-Time High'

(119) Comments | Posted January 3, 2015 | 8:56 AM

Supporters of Elizabeth May’s Green Party were in a giving spirit this holiday season.

In the month of December alone, the party raised $911,000 – a 10 per cent increase compared to funds collected during the same period in 2013. It’s a number director of communications Julian Morelli described as...

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Jourdan Dunn's British Vogue Cover Ends Magazine's 12-Year 'White Streak'

(1) Comments | Posted January 2, 2015 | 9:33 PM

Jourdon Dunn has become the first black model to land a solo British Vogue cover in 12 years. Twelve. Freaking. Years.

The 24-year-old model took to Instagram on Friday to share the triumphant news with her nearly one million followers.

“I’m so Happy to finally say I’M ON...

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tasha McCauley Secretly Marry

(1) Comments | Posted January 1, 2015 | 6:01 PM

Everyone’s dream boyfriend is now a married man.

A representative for Joseph Gordon-Levitt confirmed to People Magazine the actor quietly married girlfriend Tasha McCauley on Dec. 20. The couple reportedly exchanged vows in a private ceremony at their home.

News of the 33-year-old actor’s secret nuptials echoed throughout...

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17 Spectacular New Year's 2015 Photos From Around The World

(3) Comments | Posted December 31, 2014 | 9:30 PM

Fantastic displays of fireworks illuminated night skies early Thursday as cities around the world celebrated the arrival of 2015.

Sydney’s pyrotechnic spectacle was broadcast to a billion people while one million gathered along the city’s iconic harbour to watch the show.

In Dubai, New Year’s celebrations...

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Epic Champagne-Sabering Fail Caught On Live TV

(18) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 10:44 PM

Don’t try this at home.

On Tuesday, a tutorial intended to teach viewers how to safely lop off the top of a champagne bottle went horribly wrong on live television – twice.

Bottle in one hand and knife in the other, Four Seasons Vancouver wine director Emily Walker turned to...

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Play-Doh's 'Dil-Doh' Dough Pump Freaks Out Parents

(36) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 6:52 PM

A wave of complaints has forced Play-Doh to pull a phallic-looking toy from its cake-making playset.

The controversy, er, erupted Tuesday after mother Jennifer Turner posted a picture of the toymaker’s dough piping tool, claiming it “ruined” the family’s Christmas.

“This is NOT okay,” said Turner on Play-Doh’s...

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