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, writer/producer, and videographer in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Regina, 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 native of Vancouver, she is a graduate of Carleton University's journalism program.

Entries by Andree Lau

Tragically Hip's Gord Downie Reveals Brain Cancer Diagnosis

(13) Comments | Posted May 24, 2016 | 6:46 AM

Iconic Canadian band The Tragically Hip revealed Tuesday that lead singer Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer.

Downie was diagnosed in December 2015, said a message on the band's website.

"Since then, obviously, he’s endured a lot of difficult times, and he has been fighting hard. In privacy...

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Albertans Packed Some Hilariously Odd Stuff During Stressful Fort McMurray Evacuation

(9) Comments | Posted May 8, 2016 | 1:18 AM

As thick smoke and flames crept closer to Fort McMurray, many people had just minutes to pack and leave their homes, not knowing when they'd be allowed back.

Most threw some clothes, ID and food into a bag. Others forgot socks and underwear but were somehow compelled to pack...

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Justin Trudeau Teaches Men How To Be Better Feminists In 10 Seconds

(242) Comments | Posted April 30, 2016 | 8:36 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues his crusade in raising the equality bar.

On Saturday, he met the four millennial men behind Generation Y Not for an interview on feminism, and specifically how men can be more effective at it.

As part of it, Trudeau was asked to answer,...

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Lisa Freihaut Charged With Stabbing Death Of Her Mother Irene Carter

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2016 | 9:17 AM

An Alberta woman who issued a tearful plea to the public in solving her mother's killing has been charged with second-degree murder.

Irene Carter, 78, was found stabbed to death in her home in Lethbridge, Alta., on Jan. 17.

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Sarah Beckett Funeral: RCMP Officer Will Be Mourned In Public Service

(5) Comments | Posted April 11, 2016 | 3:49 PM

Const. Sarah Beckett, who was killed in an on-duty crash near Victoria, B.C., will be honoured in a regimental funeral on Tuesday.

The public is invited to join Beckett's family and law enforcement colleagues at the service, said the RCMP in a news release on Monday.

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Bryan Adams Cancels Mississippi Concert Over Anti-LGBT Law

(25) Comments | Posted April 11, 2016 | 7:54 AM

Canadian rocker Bryan Adams has cancelled a concert in Mississippi because he "cannot in good conscience perform in a State where certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation."

This week, Mississippi passed a "religious liberty" bill that allows people to deny wedding...

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Sarah Beckett, RCMP Officer, Killed In Langford, B.C. Crash

(36) Comments | Posted April 5, 2016 | 1:44 PM

A criminal investigation is underway after an on-duty RCMP officer was killed in a crash near Victoria, B.C.

Const. Sarah Beckett, 32, was on general duty in a marked police car when it collided with a pickup truck in Langford at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. Paramedics who rushed to the...

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Mexican Flag Atop Vancouver Trump Tower Should Get The Donald's Attention

(202) Comments | Posted April 3, 2016 | 8:02 PM

The Donald definitely didn't approve a Mexican flag that flew (briefly) from the top of his Trump hotel and tower project in Vancouver.

Diego Saul Reyna, a steel framer, hung the flag from the top floor of the project which is under construction, to show Donald Trump how vital Mexican...

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Lucy DeCoutere Resigns From 'Trailer Park Boys' Over Castmate's Arrest

(155) Comments | Posted April 2, 2016 | 5:22 PM

Lucy DeCoutere, a central witness in the sexual assault trial of Jian Ghomeshi, has resigned from the "Trailer Park Boys" show after a castmate was charged in a domestic dispute.

lucy decoutereLucy DeCoutere is seen in this 2008 photo at the premiere of 'Trailer Park Boys: The...
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Justin Trudeau Answers Your Questions For HuffPost Global Town Hall

(256) Comments | Posted February 22, 2016 | 3:53 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has declared that Canada is "back" on the world stage with his new government, but what exactly does that mean?

"Many of you have worried that Canada has lost its compassionate and constructive voice in the world over the past 10 years," he told a boisterous...

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Alex Lefkove Charged With Manslaughter In North Vancouver Domestic Dispute

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2016 | 1:00 PM

UPDATE — Jan. 28, 2016: The victim has been identified as Christine Lefkove, who is Alex Lefkove's mother, reports CTV News.

A 19-year-old man captured by North Vancouver RCMP after a short foot chase has been charged with manslaughter.

Someone called 911 to report a dispute and...

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Pacific Centre Suspicious Incident: Vancouver Police Search For Men Who Took Video Of Mall

(75) Comments | Posted January 15, 2016 | 2:16 AM

Vancouver police are looking for three men who were seen taking video of the entrances and exits of the downtown Pacific Centre mall.

Sgt. Randy Fincham said that the "suspicious incident" involving "Middle Eastern looking men" happened around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

An internal police memo, which initially reported...

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Vancouver Is A 'Luxury Car Capital' Where Drivers Just Got Their Licences

(36) Comments | Posted January 12, 2016 | 7:06 PM

Flashy luxury cars are designed to turn heads, but no one in Metro Vancouver blinks anymore as $350,000 McLarens or $250,000 Lamborghini Huracans speed by.

The city, in fact, is the luxury car capital of North America, says Craig Stowe, founder of the Luxury & Supercar Weekend show.

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Vancouver Party Bus Death: Woman Falls From Moving Vehicle

(11) Comments | Posted January 10, 2016 | 1:30 AM

vancouver party bus deathThe woman reportedly fell at Burrard and West Hastings in downtown Vancouver. (Photo courtesy Sharmin Homenuk)

Vancouver police are investigating after a woman fell from a moving party bus to her death, said a brief news release Saturday.

Police were called at around 9:30...

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Refugees In Vancouver Hit By Pepper Spray Outside Muslim Centre

(317) Comments | Posted January 9, 2016 | 2:51 AM

An event organized by a Muslim centre to welcome Syrian refugees to Vancouver took an ugly turn when a cyclist rode by and attacked the group.

Vancouver police said a crowd of refugees was gathered outside the Muslim Association of Canada Centre on Friday night when a man...

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Vancouver Cyclist Killed In Bizarre Accident On Seawall

(2) Comments | Posted January 7, 2016 | 12:54 PM

A Vancouver cyclist has died after being hit in the head by a heavy object thrown from a garbage can on the seawall.

In a news release Thursday, Vancouver police revealed the "strange set of circumstances" that led to the 46-year-old cyclist's death.

Witnesses told investigators that a man...

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Ian Crosby, Bench CEO, Named To Forbes '30 Under 30' List

(1) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 10:38 AM

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The head of a Vancouver tech company has been recognized by Forbes magazine in prestigious list of young entrepreneurs.

Ian Crosby, the co-founder and CEO of Bench, was named to the U.S. publication's annual "30 Under 30" list on...

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Confusing Cineplex Policy Denies Wheelchair User Advance 'Star Wars' Tickets

(7) Comments | Posted December 19, 2015 | 4:09 PM

vivian yuVivian Yu was told she couldn't buy advance tickets for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Like countless fans of "Star Wars," Vivian Yu was excited to catch the newest episode on the big screen, but was infuriated when she learned she couldn't buy advance tickets online...

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Justin Trudeau's Love Of 'Star Wars' Started A Long Time Ago

(8) Comments | Posted December 14, 2015 | 2:36 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's love of the "Star Wars" film franchise is no secret.

For Halloween, he dressed as Han Solo, while his wife Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau went as Princess Leia.

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And he was giddy when he spotted the R2-D2 jet...

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Justin Trudeau Kills Time At The Airport Like The Rest Of Us

(11) Comments | Posted December 11, 2015 | 12:46 AM

Much anticipation built up at Toronto's Pearson International Airport Thursday night as the first large group of Syrian refugees coming to Canada by government aircraft was expected to arrive.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a point of being at the terminal to greet them.

"How you will receive...

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