05/26/2011 08:27 EDT | Updated 07/26/2011 05:12 EDT

Extra! Extra! The Huffington Post Canada Has Arrived

It's not every day one gets to be the new kid on the block in one's own country. Today, we're excited to enter our new neighbourhood. To many of you who have been visiting The Huffington Post, we hope you like what you see. As Arianna Huffington says in writing about our launch, expect the same look and approach to news and issues, but with a uniquely Canadian spin.

To mark our launch, we asked Toronto-based illustrator Paul Gilligan to capture some of the excitement about what we hope to bring as Canada's Internet Newspaper. As we embark on this new digital adventure and carve out a Canadian identity for the HuffPost, we couldn't help but give a playful nod to some well-loved icons of our homeland. Enjoy the treat and welcome to The Huffington Post Canada.