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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.

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Chronicle Herald Publishes Rehtaeh Parsons' Name, Breaks Publication Ban

(0) 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

(5) 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.

The...

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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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Ian Capstick Says Male MPs Sexually Harassed Him As Young Parliament Hill Staffer

(105) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 7:11 AM

A pundit made a “surprising and emotional” admission on CBC News’ Power & Politics Wednesday, alleging he was sexually harassed by male MPs years ago as a young staffer on Parliament Hill.

MediaStyle president Ian Capstick made the revelation to host Evan Solomon during a panel...

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Jessi Cruickshank: I Was 'Embarrassed' After Being Sexually Harassed By A Professor

(3) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 9:42 PM

The growing scandal that brought down former radio host Jian Ghomeshi has prompted another CBC personality to praise the “brave women” who have gone public with their allegations.

“Canada’s Smartest Person” host Jessi Cruickshank posted a blog entry on Wednesday about how she was “shocked,” “saddened,” and “deeply...

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Lights Drops Jian Ghomeshi As Manager

(33) Comments | Posted October 31, 2014 | 9:16 PM

Days after Canadian singer-songwriter Lights defended her then-manager Jian Ghomeshi amid accusations he abused and harassed multiple women, she announced on Friday the two would be parting ways.

In a statement posted to her official Facebook account, the 27-year-old artist addressed comments she made on Monday...

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Moxy Fruvous, Jian Ghomeshi's Old Band, Issues Statement

(46) Comments | Posted October 31, 2014 | 7:17 PM

Former bandmates of ex-CBC host Jian Ghomeshi have broken their silence about abuse and harassment allegations against the former radio personality.

“As former colleagues of Jian (our last show was in 2000), we are sickened and saddened by this week’s news. We had no inkling that Jian engaged...

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Rob Ford Tells Toronto Sun: I Have Pneumonia, Tumour Not Shrinking

(112) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 11:24 PM

The tumour in Rob Ford’s abdomen hasn’t shrunk with chemotherapy treatments, doctors say – but it hasn’t grown either. And now he’s also been diagnosed with pneumonia.

Ford told the Toronto Sun’s Joe Warmington on Thursday that because his tumour hasn’t changed in size, surgeons are still not...

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New McDonald's Slogan Attracts A Whole Lot Of Hatin'

(12) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 9:43 PM

McDonald’s hopes a hip new campaign slogan will add some lift the fast-food giant's sluggish sales.

Next year, the company plans on releasing an ad campaign tagged with the new slogan “Lovin’ Beats Hatin’,” according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper says it’s an...

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Toronto Star On Jian Ghomeshi Allegations: 'Trailer Park Boys' Lucy DeCoutere Says She Was Beaten

(99) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 10:46 PM

“Trailer Park Boys” actress Lucy DeCoutere has come forward saying former “Q” host Jian Ghomeshi choked and beat her, The Toronto Star reported Wednesday night.

DeCoutere is the first woman who has agreed to be identified after the newspaper published the allegations of three...

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Jian Ghomeshi Attacked Me, Woman Tells CBC In Radio Interview (AUDIO)

(266) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 7:00 PM

An anonymous woman has come forward with explicit details about being allegedly beaten by former “Q” host Jian Ghomeshi.

“...To get physically abused like that – it was shocking,” she told “As It Happens” host Carol Off on Wednesday.

"As It Happens" said they contacted Ghomeshi for comment...

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One Man Single-Handedly Plants Forest Bigger Than Central Park

(6) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 8:52 PM

He did it to save his home.

In the middle of a braided river tucked in a remote northeastern region of India, one man planted a forest that has now outgrown the size of New York City’s Central Park.

As a teenager in the 1970s, Jadav Payeng noticed a rush...

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12-Year-Old Girl Gives Stephen Harper A Piece Of Her Mind

(374) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 12:40 AM

This girl has a bone to pick with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

In a video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday, 12-year-old Tori Metcalf delivers a one-minute message eviscerating Harper’s reluctance to launch an inquiry into the country’s missing and murdered aboriginal women.

“Last week, I heard you would...

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17 Canadian Politicians Who Look Like Other Humans And Things

(36) Comments | Posted October 18, 2014 | 4:44 PM

Parliament was on hiatus for a week, so it was obviously a prime time to debate doppelgangers at the news desk. Here are the fruits of our lookalike matchmaking:

N.B. Premier Brian Gallant and Aaron Eckhart

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John Manley and Beaker from...

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Doug Ford Still Doesn't Understand Racism

(86) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Doug Ford is still clueless about what racism is.

During a debate at Centennial College in Scarborough on Monday, a question was raised about how mayoral candidates Ford, John Tory, and Olivia Chow would curb the proliferation of hate speech in one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

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Tory Senator Uses Nazis, Trudeau Sr. To Attack Liberals' Iraq Stance

(325) Comments | Posted October 4, 2014 | 11:48 AM

A Conservative Senator took a shot at Justin Trudeau and his late father after the Liberal leader announced his party would not support the prime minister’s motion to join U.S.-led airstrikes against a Middle East extremist group.

“The apple does not fall from the tree,” Senator

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Canada Is The Only UN Member To Reject Landmark Indigenous Rights Document

(252) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 5:51 PM

Canada singled itself out as the only country to raise objections over a landmark United Nations document re-establishing the protection of the rights of indigenous people last week. It was a gesture one prominent First Nation leader called “saddening, surprising.”

“Canada was viewed always as a country that upheld human...

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