Andree Lau
Andree Lau is the managing editor of news at HuffPost Canada.

She previously worked for CBC News from 1999-2012 as a TV reporter, videojournalist, writer/producer, and online writer/editor in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Regina, and New Brunswick.

In 2012, she helped launch The Huffington Post B.C. in Vancouver, and subsequently became senior news editor for HuffPost in Western Canada.

A multiple Atlantic Journalism Awards nominee, she's won an Alberta Film and Television Award as well as a New York Festivals certificate for "A New Normal," a documentary on a wounded Canadian soldier.

A native of Vancouver, she is a graduate of Carleton University's journalism program.

Entries by Andree Lau

Pope Francis TED Talk Surprises Vancouver Audience

(2) Comments | Posted April 26, 2017 | 10:32 AM

In a historic address, Pope Francis surprised a Vancouver audience with a recorded message, urging powerful influencers to exhibit more kindness and humility.

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Cougars On SkyTrain Trigger Intrusion Alarm On Evergreen Line (Video)

(4) Comments | Posted April 21, 2017 | 11:57 PM

Well, you sure don't see this every day.

WestJet Passenger Thanks Airline For Treating People With Care

(8) Comments | Posted April 18, 2017 | 1:47 PM

In a week of insane news about how airlines treat their passengers, it's nice to be reminded that forceful "re-accommodation" and bumping a 10-year-old from an oversold flight are the exceptions and not the rule.

Joel VanderHoek, a businessman from Lynden, Wash., shared an...

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Naomi Yamamoto B.C. Election Sign Defaced With Swastika

(30) Comments | Posted April 17, 2017 | 3:15 PM

Just a week into campaigning and the B.C. election has already taken an ugly turn.

At least two campaign signs of candidates in North Vancouver-Lonsdale were defaced with swastikas this week.

Veteran MLA Naomi Yamamoto, who is running for a third term, as well as B.C. NDP challenger Bowinn...

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Jimmy Fallon Hosts 'SNL' With Harry Styles In Coast-To-Coast Episode

(4) Comments | Posted April 15, 2017 | 9:43 AM

Fallon as Kushner. Baldwin as Trump. McCarthy as Spicer. Styles as Jagger.

The talent and the impersonations kept coming as "Saturday Night Live" aired live across four time zones for the first time in its history.

'SNL' alum Jimmy "Can't Hold A Straight Face" Fallon returned to host this...

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Sikh Heritage Month In Canada: John A. Macdonald, Harjit Sajjan Poster Illustrates 150 Years Of Change

(22) Comments | Posted April 5, 2017 | 5:36 PM

April is Sikh Heritage Month in Canada, and the country is also marking its 150th birthday.

Those events have come together in this striking poster:

sikh canada poster

The image shows the country's first prime minister, John A. Macdonald, eye to eye with Canada's...

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Makayla Chang Missing For Weeks From Nanaimo, B.C.

(1) Comments | Posted April 4, 2017 | 1:10 PM

Despite hundreds of public tips, a teen from Nanaimo, B.C. has still not been located, and police believe she may be "in the company" of a 53-year-old man.

Makayla Chang, 16, was last seen in Nanaimo on March 17, according to an updated RCMP bulletin last week. Investigators...

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Malala Yousafzai To Officially Receive Honorary Canadian Citizenship

(67) Comments | Posted April 3, 2017 | 9:20 PM

Nobel Peace Prize winner and champion of the rights of girls and women, Malala Yousafzai, will officially receive her honorary Canadian citizenship later this month, announced the prime minister.

The Taliban tried to assassinate Yousafzai in Pakistan when she was 15, because she dared to speak up for the right...

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Toast With Tories: Conservative Leadership Hopefuls Try To Win Your Vote

(18) Comments | Posted March 30, 2017 | 4:58 PM

Conservative leaders are often judged on how they handle bread-and-butter issues. So we came up with a surefire way to test contenders for the party's top job in roughly 60 seconds.

We asked: Explain why you should be the next Tory leader — in the time it takes for your...

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Leah McLaren Column About Trying To Breastfeed A Stranger's Baby Without Permission Breaks Twitter

(61) Comments | Posted March 27, 2017 | 12:48 AM

Globe and Mail columnist and author Leah McLaren has made a career out of sharing her life as part of her work. But her latest column has pretty much broken Twitter.

In "The joy (and politics) of breastfeeding someone else’s baby," McLaren reminisces about that time she tried to breastfeed...

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Christopher Neil, Mr. Swirl Pedophile, Subject Of Vancouver Public Warning

(33) Comments | Posted March 26, 2017 | 2:27 PM

A notorious B.C. pedophile is the subject of a public warning by the province.

Christopher Neil, 42, has completed a recent sentence and plans to live in Vancouver. Because he's considered a high-risk sex offender, B.C. Corrections issued a public notification on Sunday about Neil's status.

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Uber Tax In Canada Is About Fairness In The Economy: Morneau

(9) Comments | Posted March 24, 2017 | 6:07 PM

Taxing ride-sharing services like Uber is about levelling the playing field with more established industry like taxis, Finance Minister Bil Morneau said Friday. But he refused to speculate on placing a levy on other companies like Netflix that have flourished with new business models.

Morneau was responding to live viewer...

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'Riverdale' Is Shot In Vancouver And The Cast Is Taking Advantage

(367) Comments | Posted March 16, 2017 | 10:19 PM

Vancouver continues its long tradition of standing in as another city with The CW's "Riverdale" — and at the same time, enchanting the stars who move there temporarily to film the TV show.

The teen drama series, loosely based on the Archie comics, features lots of local spots, including Lord...

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Christy Clark Vows To End Mandatory High Heels In B.C. Workplaces

(73) Comments | Posted March 13, 2017 | 11:36 AM

B.C. premier Christy Clark promises to support a private member's bill to end "sexist high heel dress codes in the workplace."

B.C. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver introduced the bill last week to prevent employers from setting "varying footwear and other requirements" based on gender, such as mandatory...

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Don Meredith's Sexual Relationship With Teen Broke Senators' Code Of Ethics: Inquiry

(76) Comments | Posted March 9, 2017 | 6:57 PM

Sen. Don Meredith abused his power and office in engaging in a sexual relationship with a teen that began when she was 16, concluded a bombshell report released Thursday.

The investigation by Lyse Ricard, the Senate ethics officer, found that Meredith breached two sections of the Senate ethics code that...

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Jared Matthew Eliasson Charged After Edmonton Road Rage Attack Leaves Woman With Broken Arms

(49) Comments | Posted March 7, 2017 | 9:21 PM

UPDATE- Mar. 9, 2017: Jared Matthew Eliasson, 28, has been charged with attempt to commit murder, possess offensive weapon dangerous to public, and aggravated assault. Police say tips from the public led to his arrest.

UPDATE - Mar. 8, 2017: Investigators now believe the suspect vehicle they are...

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Corey Lynam Killed In Whistler Avalanche

(1) Comments | Posted March 6, 2017 | 10:51 AM

Friends have set up a fundraising page for the young son of a B.C. man who was killed in an avalanche near Whistler over the weekend.

Corey Lynam, 33, had been skiing with a group of 14 people on Saturday afternoon in the Callaghan Valley when the slide hit.

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HuffPost Canada Follow-Up Podcast: So What's Going On With The Conservative Party?

(16) Comments | Posted March 4, 2017 | 12:57 PM

We've been wondering about the Conservative Party and its increasingly divisive leadership race. Who are they wooing? Who are they speaking for? And does this appeal to populists mark a shift in the party’s direction?

It's a perfect theme for the first episode of our new politics podcast,...

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Kellie Leitch's Video Is Even Better In All Its Dramatic Silence

(76) Comments | Posted February 28, 2017 | 10:56 AM

What's that saying? Silence speaks a thousand words?

It's certainly true for Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch and her eight-minute policy video.

The highly produced message about her proposed immigration program includes one minute and 47 seconds of dramatic pauses.

And here they are.

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Swiss People Try Swiss Chalet Sauce, Insult Canada In A Neutral Way

(28) Comments | Posted February 23, 2017 | 2:18 PM

Swiss Chalet is as Canadian as ginger beef, and Hawaiian pizza.

The chain of casual dining restaurants, which began in Toronto in 1954, has become an institution, drawing people in with its rotisserie chicken and signature secret "chalet sauce."

Of course,...

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