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.

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99 Per Cent Of Sweden's Garbage Is Now Recycled (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 5:55 PM

There’s a “recycling revolution” happening in Sweden – one that has pushed the country closer to zero waste than ever before. In fact, less than one per cent of Sweden's household garbage ends up in landfills today.

The Scandinavian country has become so good at managing waste, they have to...

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Sarah Thomson, Toronto Mayoral Candidate, Promises Free Viagra For Poor Seniors

(9) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 10:10 PM

Here’s one idea to spice up a marathon municipal election campaign.

Toronto mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson thinks one way to make the city a “happier, smarter, and safer” place is by giving low-income seniors free Viagra.

Yes, really.

She cited traffic gridlock and an aging population as the...

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Neil Young Divorce: Canadian Rocker Ending Marriage Of 36 Years

(12) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 6:50 PM

Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young is calling it quits with his wife of 36 years.

San Mateo court documents show paperwork for dissolution of marriage was first filed on July 29. No specific reason was outlined as possible grounds for divorce. Young and his wife Pegi have two biological...

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Burger King Boycott: Tim Hortons Deal Infuriates American Taxpayers

(15) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 2:58 PM

Some ardent American whopper fans are not impressed with the burger giant’s bid to buy Canadian coffee-and-doughnut darling, Tim Hortons, to avoid paying U.S. taxes.

Die-hard patriots have even started using the b-word: boycott.

“If you attempt to buy Tim Hortons for the purposes of evading U.S....

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11 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Jack Layton

(14) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 5:37 PM

His great-great-uncle, William Henry Steeves, was a father of Canadian Confederation.


He married his first wife, Sally Halford, at age 19. They were high school sweethearts.

wedding black and white

He was...

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Billy Joe MacLean's Cape Breton Bar Punished For Strippers' Show

(8) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 2:33 PM

A bar owned by a Cape Breton mayor has been temporarily blocked from selling alcohol or lottery tickets after a scandal involving four strippers.

Documents posted on Thursday show the disciplinary notice for Carriage House Lounge & China King Family Restaurant was issued on July 22, effective Aug....

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Brookfield Bike Seizure Forces Company To Change Policy

(2) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 9:58 PM

Brookfield Canada Office Properties says it’s changing its bike-seizing ways after a Toronto cyclist called out its practice of confiscating bicycles without prior warning.

“We have changed our policies on the way we deal with bikes that are locked to the TTC post on Bloor St. and Yonge, to ensure...

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Canada Post Doctor's Note Policy Shows 'Lack Of Awareness': CMA

(10) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 11:23 PM

Canada’s doctors do not want anything to do with Canada Post’s policy requiring disabled residents to get a note in order to keep their home mail delivery.

The Canadian Medical Association released a statement on Thursday saying they were taken aback by the crown corporation’s inability to consider physicians’ existing...

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Robin Williams Dead: Suicide Suspected To Be Cause Of Death

(55) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 6:56 PM

UPDATE: Williams' cause of death was asphyxiation by hanging, the Marin County Sheriff's Office confirmed Tuesday. He was last seen by his wife around 10:30 p.m. Aug.10. His personal assistant found him in his bedroom around 11:45 a.m. Aug. 11 with a belt around his neck, according to...
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Rob Ford Tells Reporters, 'You're Never Going To Catch Me Doing Anything Illegal'

(48) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 7:22 PM

Rob Ford wants you to know his crack-smoking “drunken stupor” days are “gone, finished.”

The Toronto mayor made the familiar declaration at city hall on Thursday after he was asked a question about his health and sobriety.

“You can follow me to and from work all you...

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Scandinavian Tourists 'Horrified' By Canada's Car Culture

(75) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 8:24 PM

Two Scandinavian tourists are honking their horns at Canadian car culture after a recent trip left them “horrified” by the sight of sprawling freeways and “unfulfilled communities.”

They were so unimpressed by the country’s apparent display of excessive car-serving infrastructure, they penned an open letter to Canadians and politicians urging...

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Duncan The Two-Legged Puppy Won't Let His Disability Slow Him Down (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 12:57 PM

Duncan Lou Who is a lean, scene-stealing, two-legged running machine. And he’s only getting faster.

In a video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday, the nine-month-old boxer puppy shows us he’s no different from dogs with all four legs.

“A lot of people sometimes try to slip [in his...

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Eve Adams Quits Bitter Oakville North–Burlington Nomination Race

(41) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 10:04 PM

Tory MP Eve Adams says she's taking herself out of a Conservative nomination race for health reasons.

“I continue to suffer from my concussion and the time has come to take my health seriously,” Adams explained in a 742-word email to supporters on Friday.

Adams slipped

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'Singing Doctor' Welcomes Babies To The World With 'Happy Birthday'

(2) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 9:14 PM

The first thing Dr. Carey Andrew- Jawa does with each and every newborn he delivers is sing “Happy Birthday” to them.

Dubbed the “Singing Doctor,” Andrew-Jawa inherited the delightful tradition from a mentor “who used to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ very lustily to his babies,” he told the

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Crumbs Bake Shop Closes All Its Stores, Fires All Employees In 1 Day

(11) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 10:06 PM

The bitter end has come to one of America’s sweetest bakery chains.

On Monday, Crumbs Bake Shop announced all its stores would be shut down by the end of the business day, according to the Wall Street Journal.

“Regrettably Crumbs has been forced to cease operations and...

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Toronto All-You-Can-Eat Poutine Restaurant To Open In The Annex

(2) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 9:07 PM

Break out the stretchy pants, Toronto. All-you-can-eat poutine is coming to town.

PoutineVille, a popular Montreal-based chain of poutine-focused restaurants is poised to open their first location in the Big Smoke this summer, setting up shop in the city’s downtown Annex neighbourhood (by Bloor St. and Brunswick Ave.)....

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Burger King's 'Proud Whopper' Surprises Gay Pride Diners (VIDEO)

(7) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 9:38 PM

For San Francisco Pride, one Burger King location decided to serve something special to its customers.

A video uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday shows diners given the option of ordering regular Whoppers or a new item called the Proud Whopper. The difference between the two was...

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13 Happy Canada Day 2014 Photos Celebrating Canadians

(2) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 5:52 PM

Happy birthday, Canada! You're looking better with age.

This Canada Day marks the country's 147th anniversary since Confederation, and nearly everyone seemed to be in the mood to party, despite the holiday landing on a Tuesday this year.

"Today, as we celebrate with family and loved ones, let's remember what...

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Chris Hadfield's 'Most Canadian Music Video Ever' Is So Darn Nice

(24) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 4:46 PM

Your Canuck heart is about to swell with pride because Chris Hadfield and his family just delivered their latest gift to the Internet: a music video titled, “In Canada.”

Collaborating with his brother David, the retired astronaut (and new officer of the Order of Canada)...

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Bobby Womack Dead: 'If You Think You're Lonely Now' Singer Dies At 70

(1) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 7:41 PM

American soul music legend Bobby Womack has died at the age of 70, Rolling Stone reports.

A spokesperson from XL Recordings, the label representing the singer-songwriter, confirmed the death to the magazine on Friday.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Womack was raised in a musical home with...

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