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

Barbra Streisand Says She May Move To Canada If Trump Is Elected

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2016 | 3:25 PM

Donald Trump won’t make America great again, according to Barbra Streisand.

And if the Republican nominee manages to clinch the presidency come November, the legendary singer said in a “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday that she’ll pack her bags and head for more palatable shores.

“He has...

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Syrian Refugees Face Tough Competition For 'Survival Jobs' In Calgary

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2016 | 1:54 PM

Calgary’s current economy is particularly unforgiving for Syrian refugees looking for work, according to an employment counsellor.

“It’s horrible. It’s affecting us really badly in our settlement jobs,” said Carmen Goussous in an interview. “I chase behind employers to return my calls and emails. Sometimes I book appointments [to] go...

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Health Canada's 2-Day Notice Of First Nation Nursing Station Closures 'Unacceptable': Chief

(68) Comments | Posted August 25, 2016 | 8:13 PM

First Nation leaders in northern Ontario say it’s “unacceptable” that Health Canada only gave communities two-day’s notice before a temporary closure of two nursing stations.

Federal officials sent Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) a memo on Tuesday warning an “alternative service delivery plan” would go into effect within 48 hours.

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Nothing To See Here Except 25 Orphaned Bear Cubs Eating Apples

(3) Comments | Posted August 24, 2016 | 3:37 PM

There’s more to this video than a bunch of fruit-snacking baby bears in northern British Columbia.

The Northern Lights Wildlife Society released the short clip of their furry residents on Tuesday to thank donors who have given money or food to build a new bear enclosure.

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Yes, Trudeau's Latest Cabinet Shuffle Is A Big Deal And These 34 Pics Show You Why

(105) Comments | Posted August 19, 2016 | 7:29 PM

History was unexpectedly made Friday after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named rookie MP Bardish Chagger Government House Leader.

Chagger, who was first elected to Parliament in October, is the first woman ever to hold the high-profile position. On top of that glass ceiling-smashing fact, she’s also the first...

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Donald Trump Sandwich Trolls U.S. Candidate With Wall Of Mexican Chips

(131) Comments | Posted August 18, 2016 | 4:43 PM

In the universe of possible sandwiches combinations, one packed with bologna can be a hard sell.

That is unless it’s hugged with a wall of Mexican chips, and named in tribute to one Donald Trump.

And sold in Canada.

Windsor Sandwich Shop owner Lawrence Lavender’s “Trump sandwich”...

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CBC Announcer Gets Phelps, Lochte Mixed Up, Apologizes To 'Everyone'

(175) Comments | Posted August 12, 2016 | 9:53 AM

One of the CBC’s Olympic announcers must have had his water swapped for a cup of whatever’s in the green diving pool for him to mistake Michael Phelps for Ryan Lochte.

Announcer Elliotte Friedman was calling the highly anticipated race between Phelps and Lochte on Thursday when Canadian...

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CBC Apologizes For On-Air Slip Comparing Chinese Swimmer To Pig

(151) Comments | Posted August 11, 2016 | 2:02 PM

A CBC Olympic commentator delivered an on-air apology Thursday after he compared a 14-year-old Chinese swimmer to a pig during broadcast.

“Needless to say, I didn’t mean offence,” said Byron MacDonald about comments he made a day earlier.

“The little 14-year-old from China dropped the ball, baby....
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Edmonton Oilers' Octane Cheerleading Squad Disbanded

(41) Comments | Posted August 10, 2016 | 4:57 PM

When the Edmonton Oilers move into their new digs at Rogers Place later this year, they won’t be bringing their cheerleaders with them.

The team is looking for a "new direction" when it comes to engaging fans, the Oilers Entertainment group confirmed in a statement Tuesday.

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Readers Swap Skunk Stories After Paramedic's Rescue Goes Viral

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2016 | 2:54 PM

In his 11 years of experience as a paramedic, Sunday marked the first time Justin Mausz saved a skunk on shift.

The Ontario man and his partner had just arrived at a Peel regional paramedic station around 6 a.m. when they found the critter aimlessly wandering the parking lot.

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Canada's Women Are Kicking So Much Ass In Rio Right Now

(69) Comments | Posted August 9, 2016 | 4:08 PM

Canada’s women are a bonafide force to be reckoned with — just look at the country’s Olympic medal count for proof.

On Tuesday, Roseline Filion and Meg Benfeito became the latest Canadians to secure a podium finish at the 2016 Summer Games.

They took home bronze for their performance in...

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Jen Kish's Dad Overcome With Emotion After Watching Daughter Win Olympic Medal

(16) Comments | Posted August 9, 2016 | 12:48 PM

Right after Canada’s women’s rugby sevens team won bronze Monday, captain Jen Kish ran around the field to find her dad.

As Jen Kish pulled herself up onto the stands in Rio de Janeiro’s Deorodo Stadium to greet him, dad Steve put his camera down. He...

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Rio Olympics Just Started And There's Enough Sexist Garbage For A Dumpster Fire

(20) Comments | Posted August 8, 2016 | 2:17 PM

It seems reaching the Olympic-level stage of sport still doesn't distance athletes away from sexism — even in 2016.

In Rio de Janeiro, world-champion athletes and sport commentators — who also happen to be women — have faced offensive slights about everything from their choice of summer dress, to the...

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Sandrine Mainville, Canadian Bronze Medallist, Surprised By Proud Parents In Rio

(58) Comments | Posted August 7, 2016 | 6:51 PM

Nothing prepares you for the emotional tumult that comes with an Olympic medal win.

Especially if the parents who you haven’t seen in months decide to surprise you in-person in the middle of an interview.

Canadian swimmer Sandrine Mainville told a CBC News reporter in Rio on Sunday...

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Vegan Big Mac Sells Out At Ontario Ribfest

(126) Comments | Posted August 5, 2016 | 3:13 PM

The show-stopping item at an Ontario festival celebrating meat didn’t have any meat at all.

Thousands of people lined up for the Big MACinnes — a vegan riff of McDonald’s iconic burger — at Ribfest in London, Ont. last week.

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A woman tastes...

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Pee-Powered Cellphone Charger Heralded As Game Changer In Renewables

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2016 | 9:07 PM

All that urine flush down the toilet could one day be utilized as a sustainable source of fuel to power a device increasing more important to modern-day life: our smartphones.

Scientists at the University of West England announced last week that they successfully converted 600 millilitres of pee...

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Newfoundlander Catches Huge Iceberg Splitting In St. Anthony

(1) Comments | Posted July 12, 2016 | 3:15 PM

It was the sound of a “large bang, just like thunder” that convinced David Elgar to take out his phone.

The St. Anthony, N.L. resident had been out for a walk with his brother to take some pictures of a tall iceberg foundering in the mouth of the town’s harbour...

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It's Impossible To Not Fall In Love With Canada At Golden Hour

(24) Comments | Posted July 1, 2016 | 10:22 AM

Lost in our own little pockets of Canada, it can be very easy to forget the dizzying diversity of the nearly 10 million square kilometres of land we call home.

There’s a magical moment, just after sunrise and just before sunset, where an unmistakable golden light washes over a landscape,...

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Marcia Kran Elected Canada's First UN Human Rights Committee Member In Over A Decade

(34) Comments | Posted June 30, 2016 | 6:00 AM

Ottawa’s controversial Saudi arms deal isn’t a perfect fit for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s mandate to revitalize the country’s peacekeeping role in the world, and Canada’s new representative on the United Nations’ human rights committee knows it.

Vancouver-based lawyer Marcia Kran was elected to the 18-member committee last week —...

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Even J.K. Rowling Wished For Magic As Stunning Brexit Results Rolled In

(5) Comments | Posted June 24, 2016 | 1:26 PM

In the wee hours of Friday, when it became clear Brexiters were going to get their way, J.K. Rowling wished for some wizardry.

A fan...

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