Andree Lau
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.

Entries by Andree Lau

Abbotsford Bystander Killed In Shooting Targeted At Neighbour's Home

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2015 | 1:17 AM

A 74-year-old man who happened to be standing outside a home in Abbotsford, B.C. was killed in gunfire aimed at his neighbour's home, said police.

Emergency crews were called to reports of shots fired in the 3500 block of Promontory Court on Wednesday evening. They arrived to find the senior,...

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Vancouver Bat Tested Positive For Rabies After Possible Human Contact In Stanley Park

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2015 | 12:33 AM

Health officials in Vancouver are searching for a man who came into contact with a bat that was later confirmed to have rabies.

They say the man may need to be vaccinated after he handled the bat in Stanley Park's Lost Lagoon on Aug. 26. Transmitted through saliva...

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Jesse Rau, Calgary Transit Driver, Says He's Being Targeted Over Pride Bus Stance

(130) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 6:52 PM

A Calgary Transit driver, who created controversy over his refusal to drive a rainbow Pride bus, claims he's become the target of unfounded allegations at work.

"I feel like people at Calgary Transit are now against me because I stand firmly for my Christian faith and won't compromise my values,"...

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Saltspring Island RCMP Vehicles Rammed By Man Avoiding Checkstop

(11) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 3:29 AM

A B.C. RCMP officer on Salt Spring Island was injured after a man tried to avoid a checkstop for impaired driving early Sunday.

The suspect, who was driving an SUV, rammed a parked police car and then a second cruiser that was trying to box it in, said a police...

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Abbotsford Earthquake Rattles Fraser Valley

(4) Comments | Posted August 29, 2015 | 5:27 PM

For the second time in two days, B.C.'s Fraser Valley was rattled by a small earthquake.

A 2.6-magnitude tremor, centred in five kilometres east of Mission, was recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey at around 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

No damage was recorded.

Serena Kind, who lives in Abbotsford,...

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Measles Mail Reminds B.C. Parents About Immunizations

(57) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 7:17 PM

Parents are busy. Immunizations are important. The B.C. government is targetting those facts of life in a new campaign to prevent the spread of measles.

And it's a unique one.

Thousands of parents whose children are due to be vaccinated are getting these in the mail:

Yup, that's...

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North Vancouver Mayor Tests Out Bike Lift In Norway (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 6:01 PM

The mayor of North Vancouver paid his own way to test out a unique bike lift in Norway, and hopes it may work in his city.

Darrell Mussatto visited Trondheim on Wednesday to check out a bike escalator that transports cyclists up one of the town's steep hills.


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Puppy-Size Oxygen Masks Help Chihuahuas Rescued From B.C. House Fire

(3) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 7:32 PM

Two puppies on Vancouver Island who were caught in a house fire are breathing easy, thanks to some tiny rescue equipment that firefighters had on hand.

Crews were called to a home in Port Alberni, B.C. last week, where all the people inside were able to escape safely,

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Diner En Blanc Vancouver 2015 Included A Wedding, While Ce Soir Noir Had Giant Bubbles

(2) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 3:23 AM

Vancouver hosted two competing picnics Tuesday evening that were literally black and white.

By the waterfront, the annual Dîner en Blanc picnic in Vancouver drew thousands of people dressed in their finest all-white attire, carrying their own white chairs.

And for the first time, the event featured a...

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Injured Killer Whale Likely Hit By Boat Propeller

(2) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 5:55 PM

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Marine researchers in B.C. are keeping a close eye on a juvenile killer whale with fresh gashes on its side and dorsal fin — believed to have been caused by a boat propeller.

The six-year-old orca has been identified as A95, also known...

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Cats Killed, Injured From Highrise Balcony Falls Prompt Vancouver SPCA Warning

(5) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 5:54 PM

The BC SPCA is asking owners to safeguard their pets after several cats were killed or injured in falls from highrise balconies.

In the past month alone, five cats were brought in with serious injuries after jumping or falling from such heights, said Jodi Dunlop, manager of the Vancouver SPCA...

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Red Panda Dies Suddenly At Greater Vancouver Zoo

(2) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 8:23 PM

A fungal disease not normally found in B.C. is being blamed for the sudden death of a red panda at the Greater Vancouver Zoo.

A male red panda named Rakesh died unexpectedly last week, the zoo said in a news release on Monday.

The priority for zookeepers now...

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Humpback Whale Video Shows Peaceful Beauty Of Massive Animal

(1) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 3:51 PM

Few people can boast that they've gotten this close to a humpback whale in the wild.

Michelle Wigmore and her husband Robert were on their boat near Thormanby Island off B.C.'s Sunshine Coast on Saturday when the massive animal approached.

The couple immediately shut off the engine and watched...

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Godfrey Gao Slips Into Vancouver Area To Shoot Canadian Tourism Campaign

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 10:37 AM

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Vancouver-raised supermodel Godfrey Gao has been busy in his new gig as the Canadian tourism ambassador for the Chinese market.

He was back at home over the weekend, filming a new TV spot for Destination Canada's campaign to air in...

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Terry Fox Corn Maze Marks Anniversary Of Marathon Of Hope

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 1:52 AM

An incredible corn maze in a New Brunswick town is paying tribute to Terry Fox, who captured Canada's attention during his Marathon of Hope 35 years ago.

The Hunter Brothers Farm in Florenceville-Bristol — which has been creating mazes for almost two decades — has a...

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Peter Goldring, Edmonton MP, Denies Hacking Into Private Emails

(8) Comments | Posted August 22, 2015 | 11:10 AM

Peter Goldring, the outgoing MP for Edmonton-East, has dismissed accusations from former campaign workers that he had spied on them as "ridiculous."

Dan Johnson, the co-chair of Goldring's 2011 campaign, and Matthew Altheim, a former riding executive, have accused the Conservative MP of installing spyware on computers...

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PNE Prize Homes Sure Have Changed Through The Years (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 6:23 PM

The prize home draw at Vancouver's Pacific National Exhibition has been an annual tradition for years — 81, to be exact.

Now one of B.C.'s biggest lotteries, the contest was dreamed up during the Depression, when PNE organizers wanted to get people excited while also promoting local building...

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Taylor Samson Disappearance: William Michael Sandeson Charged With Murder

(4) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 12:40 PM

Halifax police have charged a Dalhouse University student with killing a missing man whose remains have not been found.

Taylor Samson, 22, was last seen at his Halifax home on Saturday night. He was reported missing the next day.

Police had called his disappearance out of character, because the third-year...

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'WireTap' Ends 11-Year Radio Run With 'How To Age Gracefully' Video

(9) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 1:51 AM

WireTap: How to Age Gracefully

CBC Radio's WireTap is saying farewell. In this special video message, people of all ages...

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Peter Goldring Hacked Worker's Email And Tories Covered It Up, Alleges Ex-Riding Exec

(70) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 5:09 PM

Outgoing Edmonton MP Peter Goldring is accused of bugging campaign computers to hack into someone's private accounts — and the Conservative party covered it up, alleges a former riding executive.

Matthew Altheim was the vice-president of the Edmonton-East riding association during the 2011 federal election campaign. Now the head of...

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