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Andree Lau is The Huffington Post B.C.'s News Editor. Andree was previously a journalist at the CBC, where she worked in Vancouver, Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick.

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Chinese Investors In B.C. Expanding To Recreational Purchases

(13) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 4:14 PM

Chinese investors in B.C. are expanding their interests to recreational properties with some recent big transactions.

Buyers from mainland China closed a deal last week for Fox Island — 43-acres on the southern B.C. coast — for $2.5 million. Meanwhile, Fairmeade Farm, a 156-acre equestrian centre in Langley, sold...

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Stalking Trevor Linden Made Me A Better Journalist

(1) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 6:55 PM

Everyone has a bar story. You know, the yarn your friends goad you into telling again and again because it never fails to entertain. For me, it's the tale of how I used to stalk former Vancouver Canucks captain Trevor Linden.

I suppose it began in high school. My godfather...

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Tiny House On Wheels Has All The Comforts Of Home

(25) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 6:03 PM

A B.C. landscaper has found a way to avoid a big mortgage and still live in the house of her dreams: she built it herself.

All 130 sq. ft. of it.

Kayla Feenstra, 30, is putting the finishing touches to her tiny house in Abbotsford, a city not far...

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34 Signs You Grew Up In Vancouver In The '80s

(9) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 12:11 PM

Vancouver may now be a sophisticated city of soaring glass towers with sushi restaurants on every corner, but let's not forget there was a simpler time. A time when SeaBuses were orange, Science World wasn’t a world yet, and something called Expo 86 defined the city.

If you grew...

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Tieja MacLaughlin, Canadian Reporter, Charged With Felony Harassment

(10) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 5:06 PM

Tieja MacLaughlin, the B.C. reporter who was arrested for allegedly threatening her hockey player boyfriend, has been formally charged with felony harassment domestic violence.

The Benton County prosecutor's office in Washington state confirmed the charge to The Huffington Post B.C. on Thursday. Bail has been set...

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Tieja MacLaughlin, B.C. Reporter, Denied Threatening Boyfriend

(1) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 12:41 PM

Tieja MacLaughlin, the B.C. reporter who was arrested in the U.S. for allegedly threatening her boyfriend, denied telling him that he would be "dead by the end of the night," according to court documents.

MacLaughlin, 25, drove more than 500 kilometres from Kelowna, B.C. to Kennewick, Wash. over...

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Facebook Fundraisers For Erica Macklin's Family Bring Strangers Together

(2) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 1:22 PM

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Strangers on Facebook are coming together to raise money for Erica Macklin and her four children, after Paul Macklin (far left) died after a workplace accident.

Members of a private Facebook auction group in Richmond, B.C. were shocked to see a death announcement last...

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Tad Milmine, Gay RCMP Officer, Fights Bullying

(13) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 12:48 PM

A B.C. RCMP officer who was bullied to the point of feeling suicidal as a child has turned those experiences into a realistic and popular presentation to high school students across the country.

Const. Tad Milmine, 38, has spoken in front of more than 15,000 students since he...

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Cody Green Dances With Stars At Oscars

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 5:27 PM

catherine zeta jonesB.C.-raised dancer Cody Green, left, dances with actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, centre, during the Oscars Sunday in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Getting very close and personal with Catherine Zeta-Jones, and sliding across the stage next to host Seth MacFarlane during the Oscars was just another night's...

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Elisa Lam Autopsy Yet To Determine Cause Of Death

(71) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 4:45 PM

An autopsy has not yet been able to determine the cause of death for Elisa Lam, a Vancouver woman whose body was found in a hotel rooftop water tank in Los Angeles.

Lam, 21, was last seen in the lobby of the Cecil Hotel on Jan....

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Mixed Race Blood, Bone Marrow Donors Needed To Save Gen Y Lives

(37) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 4:02 AM

One of Lourdess Sumners’ most vivid memories of her childhood battle with cancer was pining for real food while hooked up to a feeding tube and watching The Food Channel on TV.

"It was horrible. I hated it," recalls the now 14-year-old from her home in Duncan, B.C. "That would...

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Speeder Blames Baby In Abbotsford, BC

(9) Comments | Posted January 29, 2013 | 1:30 PM

Police in B.C. were astounded to hear a woman blame her baby for why she was driving 130 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.

An Abbotsford police officer spotted the white BMW on Monday afternoon and tried to use flashing lights and sirens to get it to stop. The BMW...

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BC Auditor General Term To Be Changed

(7) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 12:34 PM

More than a week after criticism over the non-renewal of the outspoken B.C. auditor general, the premier announced that legislation will be introduced to change the selection process.

Calling the process "profoundly flawed," Clark said her government will ask to extend the auditor general's term from the current six years...

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Ujjal Dosanjh Tweets About India Gang Rape

(64) Comments | Posted January 5, 2013 | 4:07 PM

Former B.C. premier and MP Ujjal Dosanjh sent a bold tweet in light of publicity over a gang rape in India and others like it, saying that if men are unable to control their penises, they should "have them removed."

His Twitter remark on Friday is to reaction to high-profile...

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Port Mann Bridge Accidents Snarl Traffic

(73) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 8:47 AM

The Port Mann Bridge, which saw accidents involving 40 vehicles on Thursday morning, was not sufficiently de-iced, an official admitted hours after the commuter chaos.

The saltwater brine solution used to de-ice the bridge wasn't strong enough, Max Logan with the Transportation Investment Corp., the company that runs...

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The Best B.C. Blogs Of 2012

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2012 | 10:00 AM

Our blog community feels like one of those cocktail parties that you don't ever want to end. Since The Huffington Post B.C. launched this August, we've been honoured to have dozens of British Columbians contribute their diverse experiences, opinions and voices to our website.

Politicians, celebrities, students... everyone is welcome...

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Langley RCMP Cleared In Crash That Killed Victor Melo Duarte

(2) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 12:13 PM

Langley RCMP have been cleared in a deadly crash that began when a man fled a police traffic stop earlier this year, concluded B.C.'s independent police watchdog.

On Oct. 29, RCMP spotted a pickup truck related to a prohibited driver and tried to stop the vehicle. The driver...

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Best Gifts Made In BC: Homegrown Ideas For Christmas

(2) Comments | Posted December 8, 2012 | 6:08 PM

With scant weeks before Christmas, you get a big gold star from us if you've finished all your shopping for the loved ones on your list.

That rare combination of surprising, unique and affordable often seems elusive in the big chain stores. Well, we decided to highlight some local...

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Sea Lion Shot, Decapitated In Campbell River, BC (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

(17) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 1:02 PM

The remains of a sea lion, who had been shot and decapitated, were found on a beach in Campbell River earlier this month.

The animal suffered several gunshot wounds and then had its head removed after it died, said Paul Cottrell, a spokesman for Fisheries and Oceans on Friday. The...

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Vancouver Homeless Get Free Arc'teryx Capes Via Police

(6) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 4:01 PM

Vancouver police officers are teaming up with Arc'teryx, a B.C.-based outdoor clothing company, to hand out hundreds of free waterproof capes to homeless people in the city's downtown this winter.

Volunteers at Arc'teryx, which makes high performance outdoor gear, donate their time to turn extra or discontinued fabric...

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