Zi-Ann Lum Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/5397 en Women in Canadian politics and media infographics http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/canada/2012/03/08/international-womens-day-infographics-women-canadian-politics-and-media On International Women's Day, here is a look at how women stand in politics and media. Canada Bell Media Canada Senate women representation International Women's Day Postmedia Quebecor Rogers Media Transcontinental Women representation House of Commons Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:40:00 +0000 Zi-Ann Lum 11006 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Hotel Ocho: Living the suite life in Toronto http://www.vancouverobserver.com/travels/hotel-ocho-living-suite-life-toronto Hotel Ocho owner Louise Choi embraced five major life-changing events in the past five years. Born in Suriname and raised in Amsterdam, Choi walked away from her New York career, moved to Toronto,...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/travels/hotel-ocho-living-suite-life-toronto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Travels Dialogue 38 Downtown Toronto hotel Drake Hotel Toronto Gladstone Hotel Toronto Hotel Ocho Louise Choi Toronto boutique hotels Toronto hotel deals Fri, 20 Jul 2012 08:41:00 +0000 Zi-Ann Lum 12301 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com China's new 'real name' regulations to strip web users of anonymity http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/asia/2012/03/15/chinas-new-real-name-regulations-strip-web-users-anonymity Anonymous posts become a thing of the past. China expands its "real-name" Internet regulation nationwide Friday.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/asia/2012/03/15/chinas-new-real-name-regulations-strip-web-users-anonymity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia China anonymous Internet China internet censorship China new internet regulations real name registration China Sina Weibo new regulations weibo censorship Fri, 16 Mar 2012 07:33:00 +0000 Zi-Ann Lum 11117 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Ottawa approves construction of $9 billion Joslyn oil sands mine project http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/canada/2011/12/08/ottawa-approves-construction-9-billion-joslyn-oil-sands-mine-project The French move in to develop Alberta's tar sands. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/canada/2011/12/08/ottawa-approves-construction-9-billion-joslyn-oil-sands-mine-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada Alberta Joe Oliver oil sands Alberta Joslyn mine Conservatives natural resources oil sands Joe Oliver Joslyn oil sands mine Joe Oliver oil sands Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver Fri, 09 Dec 2011 03:06:00 +0000 Zi-Ann Lum 9961 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Crime's not troubling Canadians http://www.vancouverobserver.com/crime/2011/12/01/crimes-not-troubling-canadians Ottawa's spending big time on crime, but Canadians say they feel safe.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/crime/2011/12/01/crimes-not-troubling-canadians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime British Columbia crime rates Prince Edward Island crime rates Satistics Canada crime personal safety Statistics Canada saftey Canadians Stephen Harper crime rates Fri, 02 Dec 2011 02:21:00 +0000 Zi-Ann Lum 9835 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Montreal man's off the UN terror watchlist, no thanks to Ottawa http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/canada/2011/12/01/montreal-mans-un-terror-watchlist-no-thanks-ottawa Conservative government's indifference "made my life very miserable," he says.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/canada/2011/12/01/montreal-mans-un-terror-watchlist-no-thanks-ottawa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada Abousfian Abdelrazik citizenship Abousfian Abdelrazik Harper Canadian government Abousfian Abdelrazik human rights Abousfian Abdelrazik UN Canada Abousfian Abdelrazik UN terror watchlist Fri, 02 Dec 2011 01:45:00 +0000 Zi-Ann Lum 9836 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Courts strike down some drunk-driving penalties http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/canada/2011/11/30/courts-strike-down-some-drunk-driving-penalties Automatic suspensions, fines unconstitutional without right of appeal, judge rules.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/canada/2011/11/30/courts-strike-down-some-drunk-driving-penalties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada B.C. 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Motor Vehicle Act drunk driving impaired driving Justice Jon Sigurdson penalties unconstitutional Thu, 01 Dec 2011 03:32:00 +0000 Zi-Ann Lum 9818 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Canada helps loosen money flow, save European banks http://www.vancouverobserver.com/money/2011/11/30/canada-helps-loosen-money-flow-save-european-banks Banks will get cheaper access to US dollars to bring down their own costs.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/money/2011/11/30/canada-helps-loosen-money-flow-save-european-banks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Money Bank of Canada European debt Bank of England European debt Bank of Japan Bank of Switzerland European debt European Central Bank Greece TD Craig Alexander U.S. Federal Reserve European debt crisis Thu, 01 Dec 2011 00:56:00 +0000 Zi-Ann Lum 9815 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Canadians too busy to live heart healthy lives http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/health/2011/11/29/canadians-too-busy-live-heart-healthy-lives The Heart and Stroke Foundation has released a survey and found that an overwhelming majority of Canadians are too busy to take measures to make healthy lifestyle choices. The study found Canadians...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/health/2011/11/29/canadians-too-busy-live-heart-healthy-lives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Canadian heart healthy busy Heart disease and stroke prevention The Heart and Stroke Foundation heart study Canadians The Heart and Stroke Foundation November 2011 Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:07:00 +0000 Zi-Ann Lum 9793 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com La NiƱa year means colder winter for British Columbians http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/canada/2011/11/28/la-ni%C3%83%C2%B1-year-means-colder-winter-british-columbians Don't be fooled by the mild climate recently: it's looking to be a cold winter this year. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/canada/2011/11/28/la-ni%C3%83%C2%B1-year-means-colder-winter-british-columbians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada British Columbia winter forecast Canadian winter weather Vancouver The Weather Network Vancouver The Weather Network winter forecast Tue, 29 Nov 2011 01:06:00 +0000 Zi-Ann Lum 9768 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com