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. "

Canada

Canada: Indigenous people suffer from toxic river, report says

A community that has lived along the English-Wabigoon River system for thousands of years is being poisoned by mercury dumped into the waters by a paper mill decades ago.

Canada: Indigenous people suffer from toxic river, report says

US & Canada

Toronto van attack: Suspect charged with 10 counts of murder

Alek Minassian has appeared in court as police are investigating social media posts that may offer clues to his motive for the worst mass killing in Canada in decades.

Toronto van attack: Suspect charged with 10 counts of murder

Europe

Dutch speed skating success boosts Olympic ranking

The 2014 Olympics in Sochi saw the Dutch finish near the top of the overall rankings, purely thanks to their performances in speed skating. They won 23 of the 36 medals.

Dutch speed skating success boosts Olympic ranking

US & Canada

Canada under fire for bid to deport Somali refugee

Canada is facing criticism from human rights groups for its attempts to deport a 24-year-old man to Somalia.

Canada under fire for bid to deport Somali refugee

Environment

Icebound no more: Is Northwest Passage a game-changer?

Melting sea ice makes it possible for many more ships to cross Northwest Passage without help of an icebreaker.

Icebound no more: Is Northwest Passage a game-changer?

US & Canada

NAFTA talks resume amid fears of US withdrawal

Negotiations are taking place as the US puts pressure on Canada and Mexico to alter the trade pact in favour of American interests.

NAFTA talks resume amid fears of US withdrawal

US & Canada

Canadian veterans demand accountability over medication

Canadian military veterans say they were required to take an antimalarial drug with serious side effects, including brain damage.

Canadian veterans demand accountability over medication

Canada

Canada street barbers: Free haircuts for those in need

Street barbers in the Canadian city of Vancouver have come up with a unique project to help those in need. They're providing free haircuts to bring positivity and purpose to people's lives - including their own.

Canada street barbers: Free haircuts for those in need

Canada

Canada introduces scheme to improve food productivity

The high cost of fresh food is one of the many challenges for those living in Canada's remote north.

Canada introduces scheme to improve food productivity

Canada

Canada: Lebanese hockey team shoots for international recognition

Canada is the home of hockey, and the country plays host to more than one national team. The Lebanese team is based in Montreal and they are bidding for international recognition.

Canada: Lebanese hockey team shoots for international recognition

Environment

Melting Arctic: Hungry bears threaten tourist town in Canada

Melting sea ice from climate change means the bears are spending more time foraging on shore and endangering humans.

Melting Arctic: Hungry bears threaten tourist town in Canada

US & Canada

Canada's only deepwater Arctic port faces 'uncertain future'

Access by land to Canada's only Arctic port, which was built in Churchill, Manitoba, has been impossible since last May when a railroad line to the small town was damaged beyond repair in floods.

Canada's only deepwater Arctic port faces 'uncertain future'