Andree Lau
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Andree Lau is the Western Canada senior news editor at The Huffington Post. She previously worked for CBC News from 1999-2012 as a TV reporter, online journalist, and videographer in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, and New Brunswick.

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 solder.

Born and raised in Vancouver, she graduated from the bachelor of journalism program at Carleton University in Ottawa.

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Vancouver Shooting: Manslaughter Suspect Killed In Targeted Attack, Say Police

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 3:24 AM

For the second time in two days, police are investigating a homicide in East Vancouver.

Police received several 911 calls reporting gunfire on Seaforth Drive near Rupert Street around 9 p.m. Monday. Officers and paramedics arrived to find a 20-year-old man lying on the side of the road, said Const....

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Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson DJs Pride Party

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 2:40 AM

Fresh from meeting with the Pope in Vatican City, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson wasted no time jumping back into...

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TransLink CEO Job Posting Reveals Generous Pay Package

(6) Comments | Posted July 26, 2015 | 1:56 AM

Less than a month after cutting two top manager positions, TransLink has posted a job opening for its CEO — with an eye-popping compensation package.

According to the online ad, the new CEO of the Metro Vancouver transit authority will earn $319,244 plus an annual bonus up to...

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Dawson Lacroix, Missing Toddler, Found Dead In Quebec Ditch

(9) Comments | Posted July 25, 2015 | 4:51 PM

A frantic search for a missing two-year-old boy in southern Quebec ended tragically when he was found in a water-filled ditch.

Dawson Lacroix was reported missing around 6 p.m. Friday in the town of Waterloo. He had been playing outside while his dad washed the car, said CTV...

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Alberta Murderers, Convicts Look For Online Love Matches

(2) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 12:48 PM

The mostly muscular men on Canadian Inmates Connect describe themselves as "loyal" and "shy at times," simply looking for a "special girl." The earnest profiles contrast sharply with the crimes they're serving time for.

Almost two dozen convicts from Alberta have submitted profiles to the website, which aims...

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BC Liberal Party Rejected From Vancouver Pride Parade

(16) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 5:05 PM

The BC Liberal Party will be absent from this year's Vancouver Pride parade because it refuses to sign a mandatory pledge supporting new legislation to protect transgender people.

In May, the Vancouver Pride Society (VPS) said that all participants in the Aug. 2 parade had to sign a one-page pledge...

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Vancouver Home Invasion Suspects Point Gun At 7-Year-Old Girl

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 3:44 PM

Vancouver police are looking for two suspects who pointed a gun at a seven-year-old girl during a home invasion.

Around 3:30 p.m. on June 17, two men wearing reflective vests forced their way into a house in the 3300 block of Dieppe Street in East Vancouver, said police on Thursday.

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Stranded Orca Saved After Hours Of Help From Some Friends

(12) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 2:39 PM

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A group of volunteers and researchers rushed to help a killer whale that found itself beached on some rocks on B.C.'s remote North Coast.

The stranded orca was discovered at low tide near Hartley Bay, a First Nations community south of Prince Rupert, on Wednesday...

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'Beautiful' Pot Plant Found Growing In Vancouver Traffic Circle

(3) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 12:45 AM

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A thriving marijuana plant found growing in a traffic circle in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant neighbourhood is legal and harmless, said police.

Vancouver police Sgt. Randy Fincham said the plant was removed for analysis and found to be a male cannabis plant, which produces little...

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Deer Spotted In Downtown Vancouver

(3) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 1:20 PM

Downtown Vancouver is holding its collective breath for a deer spotted roaming through busy intersections Tuesday morning.

The fawn was seen around Howe and Granville streets and then later in Yaletown around Cambie and Pacific.

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West Kelowna Fire Burning Down Hillside

(2) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 3:16 AM

A rapidly growing fire in the B.C. Okanagan has destroyed one home and is threatening others in the same subdivision.

"A tactical evacuation" was underway late Monday night for 70 homes in the Shelter Cove area of West Kelowna, said officials with Central Okanagan Emergency Operations.

Lightning...

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Dawson Creek RCMP Shooting: Man Dies At Site C Dam Open House

(12) Comments | Posted July 17, 2015 | 2:09 AM

UPDATE - July 20, 2015: The coroners' service has issued a news release identifying the victim as 48-year-old James Daniel McIntyre of Dawson Creek.

UPDATE - July 17, 2015: An apparent witness video of the incident has emerged and the province's police watchdog acknowledged that investigators initially misidentified...

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Street Sweeper With Heart Of Gold Saves Girl's Chalk Art In Courtenay, B.C.

(2) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 1:08 PM

A street sweeper's simple gesture left a lasting impression on a seven-year-old artist on Vancouver Island.

Brielle Pronick, 7, was drawing in chalk in the pavement in front of her house in Courtenay, B.C. when a street sweeper came down the road.

She ran back to her dad to...

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Joyce Murray, Vancouver MP, Apologizes For 'Sobriety' Ad Aimed At First Nations Grads

(40) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 5:11 PM

Vancouver Liberal MP Joyce Murray has apologized for a print ad under her name that touted "sobriety, education and hard work" as keys to success for high school graduates.

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Nestlé Water Backlash: B.C. Will Review Bottling Charges For Companies

(8) Comments | Posted July 14, 2015 | 4:47 PM

After a waterfall of public criticism, B.C. Premier Christy Clark says her government will be reviewing how much it charges companies like Nestlé to bottle the province's water.

Right now, corporations don't pay anything to extract and bottle water in B.C. Starting in 2016, new provincial rules were...

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Leaked 'Deadpool' Trailer: Can You Spot Vancouver?

(1) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 12:45 AM

Vancouver-born actor Ryan Reynolds revealed the first trailer for his "Deadpool" movie, surprising fans at the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend.

In blurry versions of the trailer posted online, a spectacular action scene unfolds on the very recognizable Georgia Viaduct, which was closed for several days...

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David Suzuki Joins In Canoe Rescue Of Swamped Paddlers

(26) Comments | Posted July 12, 2015 | 5:34 PM

david suzuki rescueEnvironmentalist David Suzuki helps some swamped canoeists on the Peace River. (Photo courtesy Bob Chamberlin)

David Suzuki isn't just out to save the earth, he lends a hand in rescuing regular folks too.

The world-renowned Canadian environmentalist was part of a group on B.C.'s Peace...

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Martin Mars Water Bomber To Help Fight B.C. Fires

(21) Comments | Posted July 10, 2015 | 6:37 PM

Cheers greeted the sight of a lumbering, 70-year-old water bomber as it took to B.C. skies on Friday. The Martin Mars is the last of its kind but has been brought out of retirement...
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Nestle Water Use In B.C. Under Fire Again Amid Drought, Wildfires

(135) Comments | Posted July 10, 2015 | 1:36 PM

Criticism is picking up again over Nestlé bottling B.C. water while wildfires burn across the province and a drought prompts water bans on residential use.

Nestlé — the world's biggest bottler of water — currently packages up more than 300 million litres of water from B.C. every year...

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Saskatchewan Fires: Pilot Takes Heart-Stopping Photos Of Inferno

(9) Comments | Posted July 8, 2015 | 1:50 PM

Northern Saskatchewan is burning.

Despite valiant efforts by crews, wildfires are raging across the region. A seemingly unstoppable forest fire has come within 1.5 kilometres of the town of La Ronge and surrounded its airport on three sides.

Corey Hardcastle is working as a "bird dog" pilot, who...

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