The Huffington Post news website has launched its first international incarnation with HuffPost Canada.
In a blog post, co-founder Arianna Huffington said the new site would provide a "turbo-charged, Canada-centric" version of the Huffington Post.
On its first day, the site featured blog posts written by environmental activist David Suzuki, Green Party leader Elizabeth May and Victoria-raised, Oscar-nominated actress Meg Tilly.
Huffington said the site would focus on politics and business, while also covering entertainment, sports and community news.
The company plans to launch a U.K. version July 7.
Founded in May 2005, the Huffington Post provides original reporting, content aggregation and a lively community for discussion.
The company was acquired by AOL in February for a reported $315 million (U.S.).