Andree Lau
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Andree Lau is the senior news editor at The Huffington Post B.C. She previously worked for CBC News from 1999-2012 as a TV reporter, online journalist, and videographer in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Fredericton, Moncton, and Bathurst, N.B.

A multiple Atlantic Journalism Awards nominee, she has won an Alberta Film and Television Award as well as a New York Festivals certificate for 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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Bob Rennie, Vancouver Condo King, Calls For B.C. Tax On House Flippers

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2015 | 11:02 PM

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B.C. should tax homebuyers who sell properties within months of purchase to discourage speculation, says a high-profile Vancouver condo marketer.

"It's not about foreigners. It is speculation we should be concerned about," Bob Rennie told more than 1,000 people at a downtown Vancouver hotel ballroom...

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Vancouver Lightning Puts On A Beautiful Show

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2015 | 3:03 AM

Vancouver certainly has a flair for the dramatic.

The popular filming location didn't need any Hollywood stars to stop people in their tracks on Thursday night.

A stunning late-spring sunset soon made way for a ferocious lightning storm, which was captured by many people on social media:

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Vancouver Real Estate Prices Driving Millennials Away: Vancity Report

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2015 | 2:23 AM

If Vancouver's house prices continue to escalate, young people in even the most "in-demand" jobs won't be able to afford them, triggering an exodus, warns a new report.

Numbers released Thursday in Vancity credit union's study are alarming. By 2025, a household income of $197,965 will be needed...

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Dismembered West Vancouver Millionaire Was Killed For His Money: Lawyer

(1) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 6:08 PM

A West Vancouver businessman was allegedly killed and cut up into more than 100 pieces because of his wealth, said a lawyer for the man's family.

Gang Yuan, 42, was found dead in his posh British Properties home on King Georges Way after police received a report of...

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High-Risk Sex Offenders Wanted For Failing To Return To Vancouver Halfway Houses

(3) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 6:10 PM

Vancouver police say it's"unusual" that three high-risk sex offenders are illegally at large at the same time.

The men failed to return to various Vancouver halfway houses at different times this month, as required by their release conditions.

The most recent is Gary Vogrig, 51, who has an...

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Inhale Your Caffeine With Vaporizer Created By Vancouver Company

(3) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 2:09 PM

Getting a buzz from a cup of coffee or an energy drink may be so passé now that a Vancouver company has introduced a vaporizer for that extra jolt.

The Eagle Energy Vapor looks like an e-cigarette, but it contains ingredients similar to energy drinks: guarana, ginseng,...

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BC Ferries' Name Contest Backfires

(119) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 2:19 AM

Like many corporations in this day and age, BC Ferries launched a contest asking the public to submit names for its three new vessels. And like other well-intended campaigns, it has been hijacked with hilarious results on social media.

British Columbians are more than...

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Vancouver Police Defend Rough Takedown Of Man Hit By Cars (VIDEO)

(64) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 2:18 AM

Donovan Mahoney was startled to see two cars hit a man at a busy Vancouver intersection — then he was shocked as police forcefully pinned the same man down moments later.

Mahoney was locking up his bike at the northwest corner of Main and Broadway on Sunday afternoon when he...

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Raymond Wang, Nicole Ticea Win Top Intel Science Fair Awards

(10) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 3:34 AM

Vancouver teens won two of the three top prizes at the world's largest high school science research competition.

Raymond Wang, 17, took home US$75,000 at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Friday for a device that improves air quality on airplane cabins while cutting...

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Humpback Blows Phone Off Tourist's Selfie Stick

(4) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 3:03 PM

Whale watchers in the waters between B.C. and Washington state were treated to an awe-inspiring encounter with a humpback earlier this month.

Heather MacIntyre, a photographer with a biology background, was working with Legacy Charters when she captured footage (watch above) of the “incredible” experience on...

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Victoria Day: What Do You Know? (VIDEO)

(4) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 1:56 PM

May in Canada means enjoying spring flowers, shedding winter coats, and relaxing on a glorious long weekend.

Victoria Day, which lands on May 18 this year, was first celebrated in 1845 to mark the birthday of Queen Victoria.

But what else do we know about the national holiday,...

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U2's The Edge Is A-OK After Tumbling Off Vancouver Stage

(3) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 12:42 PM

U2's world tour kicked off in Vancouver on the wrong foot.

Guitarist The Edge tumbled off er, the edge of the stage at Rogers Arena during the band's encore on Thursday night.

A YouTube video captured the British-born musician's fall as the band performed their hit "I Still...

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Hannah Day, Victoria Girl Who Beat Cancer Twice, Faces The Disease Again

(4) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 1:58 AM

Five-year-old Hannah Day, who has battled cancer twice already, has relapsed and her family is preparing for the worst.

"Our greatest fears have come true," Hannah's mother, Brooke Ervin, wrote on Facebook. "I'm beyond devastated."

Hannah was three when she was first diagnosed with a rare cancer found in her...

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Vancouver Foreign Homeowners Won't Be Taxed Extra: Christy Clark

(22) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 3:24 PM

B.C. Premier Christy Clark has rejected the idea of raising taxes for overseas investors who buy homes in Metro Vancouver, despite a petition that's attracted thousands of signatures.

Clark told CBC News a change like that could have a ripple effect.

"By moving foreign owners out of the...

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Drum Circle Wanted For Vancouver Home Birth

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 3:22 PM

A Vancouver baby could have one of the most epic entrances since "The Lion King."

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B.C. Mom Who Gave Birth On Air Canada Flight Had No Idea She Was Pregnant

(22) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 2:15 AM

The B.C. woman who gave birth on an international Air Canada flight this weekend had no idea she was pregnant.

Ada Guan, 23, and her boyfriend, Wesley Branch, were en route from Calgary to Tokyo when she went into labour as the plane flew over the Pacific Ocean,...

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B.C. Photographer Of The Month: Marcel Lech

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2015 | 4:54 PM

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The streets of Greater Vancouver are a supercar-lover's dream, often playing host to rare — and very expensive — vehicles that can be spotted at just about any intersection.

Not only that, most are customized to make them stand out even more on city streets...

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I Learned How To Ride A Bike At 37

(4) Comments | Posted May 11, 2015 | 2:18 AM

By the age of 37, I had birthed two children, reported live on national television, and travelled around the world. But I had never ridden a bike.

I'll save you the trouble now and answer the questions that inevitably come up when someone discovers this part of my personal trivia:

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Randy Janzen Apparently Confesses On Facebook To Killing His Family In Rosedale, B.C.

(14) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 4:39 PM

emily janzen randy janzenEmily Janzen poses with her father, Randy, before prom in 2014.

A B.C. father appears to have confessed on Facebook to fatally shooting his daughter, wife, and sister, before killing himself during a police standoff and explosion at a Rosedale home.

Tormented by his...

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Vancouver Taxis 1st In Canada To Offer Free Wi-Fi

(2) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 2:02 PM

Staying connected will soon be even easier (or disconnecting will be harder, depending on how you look at it) from the back of a Vancouver taxi.

Yellow Cab and Telus are partnering up to offer passengers free Wi-Fi, the first such service in Canada, according to a news...

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