Daniel Lak

Daniel Lak

"Daniel Lak is the Canada correspondent for Al Jazeera English since January 2012. Previously, he worked for the BBC in South Asia from 1992 to 2004, based in Pakistan, India and Nepal. He was in Kabul for three weeks after the Taliban took the city in September, 1996.

In 2001, his reporting for BBC radio on the Gujarat earthquakes earned him a nomination for the One World broadcasting award for developmental journalism.

Returning to North America in 2005, he worked for the BBC, CBC and other media outlets covering Haiti, New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Mexican general elections, the Caribbean and a range of stories in Washington, DC. "

NHL

Can a concussion legal case threaten the NHL’s future?

More than 100 former professional ice hockey players are preparing to sue the National Hockey League (NHL) in the US and Canada. They are accusing the NHL of concealing scientific evidence of long-term damage caused by head injuries to players.

Can a concussion legal case threaten the NHL’s future?

Environment

Canada warns over illegal poaching of American Ginseng plants

Picking the herb is illegal in Canada, where there are fears poaching is on the rise due to the high prices ginseng fetches in East Asia.

Canada warns over illegal poaching of American Ginseng plants

US & Canada

Bombardier trade row: Canadian government hits out at Boeing

The United States and two of its closest allies are in the middle of a major trade dispute. Washington has threatened Canadian aircraft maker Bombardier with heavy tariffs, and Canada said it may cancel a $5bn order for fighter jets.

Bombardier trade row: Canadian government hits out at Boeing

US & Canada

Archaeologists explore 19th-century shipwreck for the first time

Marine archaeologists will finally examine a 170-year-old shipwreck in one of the most remote places on Earth. The HMS Erebus, which sank in 1845 on a dangerous exploration, was found three years ago.

Archaeologists explore 19th-century shipwreck for the first time

US & Canada

Dead blue whale turns into museum exhibition

Two skeletons of the world's biggest animal - the blue whale - have gone on display in the Canadian city of Toronto. It took scientists three years to clean and reassemble their bones after they washed up on a beach in Newfoundland.

Dead blue whale turns into museum exhibition

US & Canada

Canadian scientists explain rare 'nocturnal sun' phenomenon

Canadian scientists have unravelled the mystery behind what the Romans called the "nocturnal sun".

Canadian scientists explain rare 'nocturnal sun' phenomenon

US & Canada

Canada's dairy industry a major sticking point in NAFTA talks

US President Donald Trump will have the chance to turn a key campaign promise into reality, with this week's first official talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Canada's dairy industry a major sticking point in NAFTA talks

Latin America

Canada struggles with asylum seeker influx from US

Canada is struggling to cope with a large increase in the number of asylum seekers crossing the open border with the United States.

Canada struggles with asylum seeker influx from US

US & Canada

Canada: Evidence links aluminum dust to brain damage among miners

Underground mining for gold can be a dangerous way to earn a living. Miners use explosives to dislodge minerals from rock, risking physical injuries and lung diseases from abrasive dust in mine shafts.

Canada: Evidence links aluminum dust to brain damage among miners

US & Canada

Documentary unearths Canada's historic Klondike gold rush

Canada's famous Klondike gold rush in the 1900s has been immortalised in a film that has been made by restored old film clips.

Documentary unearths Canada's historic Klondike gold rush

Canada

Canada hosts North American Indigenous Games

Canada is hosting this year’s North American Indigenous Games.

Canada hosts North American Indigenous Games

United States

Treaty banning nuclear weapons adopted at UN

Peace campaigners hailed a global treaty to ban nuclear weapons under international law as a landmark moment. But it's only symbolic - with none of the nuclear powers expected to sign the document when it's finally presented in September.

Treaty banning nuclear weapons adopted at UN