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Zi-Ann Lum

Zi-Ann is a BC news editor for The Huffington Post Canada and was formerly director of community development for the Vancouver Observer. Follow her on Twitter @ziannlum

Women in Canadian politics and media infographics

On International Women's Day, here is a look at how women stand in politics and media.

Hotel Ocho: Living the suite life in 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,...

China's new 'real name' regulations to strip web users of anonymity

Anonymous posts become a thing of the past. China expands its "real-name" Internet regulation nationwide Friday.

Ottawa approves construction of $9 billion Joslyn oil sands mine project

The French move in to develop Alberta's tar sands.

Crime's not troubling Canadians

Ottawa's spending big time on crime, but Canadians say they feel safe.

Montreal man's off the UN terror watchlist, no thanks to Ottawa

Conservative government's indifference "made my life very miserable," he says.

Courts strike down some drunk-driving penalties

Automatic suspensions, fines unconstitutional without right of appeal, judge rules.

Canada helps loosen money flow, save European banks

Banks will get cheaper access to US dollars to bring down their own costs.

Canadians too busy to 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...

La Niña year means colder winter for British Columbians

Don't be fooled by the mild climate recently: it's looking to be a cold winter this year.