Andree Lau
Andree Lau is the managing editor of news at The Huffington Post Canada. 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.

A Vancouver native, she is a graduate of the journalism program at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Entries by Andree Lau

Think Canada Is Doing Too Much For Syrian Refugees? This Map Begs To Differ

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 7:58 PM

A little perspective always helps.

The Canadian government's plan to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees — by early next year, according to a new deadline — has been criticized for its cost, timing, and scope.

So a business student in Vernon, B.C. decided to compare Canada's efforts against those...

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Turn 'Terrorist' Into 'Coward' With Chrome Extension Made In Vancouver

(2) Comments | Posted November 19, 2015 | 3:54 PM

Like most of the world watching the Paris attacks unfold, Mack Flavelle and Peter Siemens felt helpless.

But the two Vancouver-based colleagues turned that sentiment into a kind of empowerment people can actually use. They created a simple extension for the Chrome web browser that turns the word "terrorist" to...

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Paris Shootings: The World Honours The City Of Lights

(5) Comments | Posted November 14, 2015 | 1:52 AM

The Eiffel Tower normally turns its lights off at 1 a.m. every day to save energy, but its eerie darkness on Friday symbolized so much more.

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'Silent Hill' Halloween Costume Scares The Crap Out Of Fredericton

(1) Comments | Posted November 2, 2015 | 12:16 AM

Some people throw together a Halloween costume in a few minutes. Maybe an hour or two, tops. Joshua Goodine, on the other hand, spent 100 hours over five months on his.

And the result was terrifying.

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Earlier this spring, the Fredericton student and...

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Wildrose Opposes Starting Work Earlier In Alberta Legislature

(54) Comments | Posted October 30, 2015 | 4:13 PM

Alberta's Opposition Wildrose Party is balking at a proposal for MLAs to move to an earlier start time for their legislative work day.

NDP House Leader Brian Mason wants to make the legislature more "family friendly" by beginning sessions at 9 a.m. and ending them before 6 p.m. three days...

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Tofino Coast Guard Couldn't Hear First Responder's Message: Report

(16) Comments | Posted October 28, 2015 | 8:25 PM

One of the first people to realize a whale-watching boat had capsized near Tofino, B.C. reportedly couldn't get his distress call through to the coast guard clearly.

Ken Brown and Clarence Smith were pulling in their halibut catch on Sunday when they saw a flare in the sky...

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Justin Trudeau Responds To B.C. Woman's Facebook Letter

(72) Comments | Posted October 24, 2015 | 3:30 AM

A heartfelt letter from an "average West Coast, middle class mom voter" has prompted a response from the incoming prime minister.

Casandra Fletcher, who lives on the Sunshine Coast in B.C., wrote the missive while watching election night results, according to the Coast Reporter.

In the...

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Rouslan Erchov, Vancouver Home Invasion Suspect, Arrested In Calgary

(3) Comments | Posted October 23, 2015 | 6:21 PM

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A Calgary man has been arrested in connection with a Vancouver home invasion where a gun was allegedly pointed at a seven-year-old girl.

On June 17, two men wearing reflective vests forced their way into a house in the 3300 block of...

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Vancouver Bike Licence Plates Proposed By City Councillor

(30) Comments | Posted October 19, 2015 | 3:40 PM

A Vancouver councillor is asking the city to consider bicycle licensing after an alleged run-in between a cyclist and a pregnant pedestrian.

Coun. Melissa De Genova plans to introduce a motion Tuesday calling for a staff report on the potential to regulate cyclists, including licence plates to identify bikes.


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Dona Cadman, Ex-B.C. Conservative MP, Endorses Trudeau Liberals

(38) Comments | Posted October 18, 2015 | 2:38 PM

A former Conservative MP from B.C., who lobbied for change to justice and victims' rights, has thrown her support to the Liberal Party in the federal election.

Dona Cadman, who represented Surrey North from 2008 to 2011, urged constituents to "help elect a Trudeau government for positive change,"...

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Richmond, B.C. Home Invasion Attempt Video Released By RCMP

(5) Comments | Posted October 14, 2015 | 6:23 PM

RCMP in B.C. have released video surveillance of masked and armed suspects who tried to force their way into a Richmond home.

Two young men knocked on the front door of the house in the 4000 block of Blair Drive on the night of Oct. 6, while two other suspects...

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Drake Video Petition: Vancouver Woman Lobbies Rapper To Make PSA

(5) Comments | Posted October 13, 2015 | 7:56 PM

Could Drake do what countless public campaigns have not?

A Vancouver voter is hoping the Canadian rapper can inspire the younger generation to cast a ballot in the federal election.

Karilynn Ming Ho, 32, started a petition two weeks ago asking Drake to make a video public service...

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Corvette Crashes Into Surrey Bus Stop, Seriously Injuring Pedestrian

(2) Comments | Posted October 9, 2015 | 2:47 AM

For the second time in two days, a vehicle has jumped a curb in Surrey, B.C. and smashed into a bus stop with devastating consequences.

The driver of a Corvette lost control Thursday evening, speeding onto the sidewalk and hitting a man waiting for the bus at the corner of...

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Bob Zimmer, Conservative Candidate, Says 'Lack Of A Job' Is One Reason For Missing, Murdered Women

(139) Comments | Posted October 8, 2015 | 4:33 AM

The Conservative incumbent in the northern B.C. riding that includes the so-called Highway of Tears said "a lack of a job" is one of the reasons for missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Candidates running in Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies were asked at a debate Tuesday if...

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Jason Kenney Deletes Tweet Praising Refugee's 'Perfect, Unaccented English'

(140) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 8:58 PM

For the second time in less than a week, Canada's incumbent multiculturalism minister is raising eyebrows for his comments.

Jason Kenney, who is running for re-election in Calgary, tweeted a photo Monday of himself with Xavier, an 11-year-old Iraqi refugee who arrived in Canada via Syria last year.

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Max Keeping, Ottawa Philanthropist And Former Anchor, Dies Of Cancer

(4) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 8:19 PM

Max Keeping, an Ottawa broadcasting legend and one of Canada's longest-serving TV anchors, has died after a long battle with cancer.

Keeping, 73, anchored CTV (CJOH) Ottawa's suppertime newscast for 37 years. He retired in 2010, but continued his tireless support of local charities.

"Max’s support for children...

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TransLink Bus' Excruciating Nine-Point Turn Includes Crash Into Pole

(2) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 4:56 PM

This is one of the most painful attempts at a turn you'll ever see.

A dashcam captured the attempt by a TransLink driver to manoeuvre the bus through an intersection near Metrotown in Burnaby, B.C. on Saturday.

The footage uploaded to YouTube begins with the bus lurching backwards,...

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Homeless Woman Stops Breathing After Getting Trapped In Donation Bin

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2015 | 3:26 PM

Firefighters in B.C. had to use the jaws of life to save a homeless woman who was trapped in a steel donation bin.

The woman, 45, was apparently trying to pull donated items out of the locked container when she got stuck, Ridge Meadows RCMP told Global...

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Edmonton: Land Of 'Opertunity' And Typos

(5) Comments | Posted September 27, 2015 | 12:08 AM

Seeking "opertunity?" Look no further than Edmonton.

This glaring typo was spotted on a land development sign...

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Jason Kenney Accuses Trudeau Of Supporting Brothels

(184) Comments | Posted September 26, 2015 | 8:23 AM

In answering a question about marijuana law, Conservative Jason Kenney bizarrely claimed that Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau supports brothels.

Kenney — the incumbent minister of multiculturalism as well as national defence — was at a last-minute news conference in Richmond, B.C. to respond to the Liberal party's immigration...

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