Andree Lau
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Andree Lau is the 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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Ryan Reynolds, Gregor Robertson Get Chummy On 'Deadpool' Set

(2) Comments | Posted April 18, 2015 | 3:13 AM

Downtown condo dwellers, workers, and general gawkers will have to move along now that actor Ryan Reynolds and his "Deadpool" movie have finished filming on a busy Vancouver roadway.

Reynolds — who was born and raised in Vancouver — and his stunt double were regularly spotted shooting action...

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Squamish Fire Sends Plumes Of Smoke Over City

(5) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 11:54 PM

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Wow!! Burning Ship at the Squamish Terminals.

Posted by Christina Forsyth on Thursday, April...
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Emma VandenBrink, Rick Hansen's Daughter, Shares Stillborn Son's Birth Story

(35) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 6:52 PM

Emma VandenBrink, the daughter of Canadian wheelchair athlete Rick Hansen, hopes that sharing her aching account of losing her baby will help others through stillbirths.

VandenBrink, who had been documenting her first pregnancy on her blog, posted about her little boy who was due earlier this month.

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Des Hague, Former CEO, Who Kicked Puppy In Vancouver Sentenced

(4) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 12:40 PM

The former CEO of a sports catering company was struggling with personal issues and was injured by a friend's Doberman puppy, minutes before being caught on surveillance video kicking the animal, according to details heard in court.

Des Hague, who was caught in a firestorm of criticism after...

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Mike Ewert, B.C. Principal, Suspended For Intimate Relationships With Teaching Assistants

(5) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 7:03 PM

An Abbotsford principal who used his position to pursue intimate relationships with teaching assistants under his supervision has been suspended for four months.

Michael Edmund Ewert acted "unprofessionally and inappropriately" with three women between 2008 and 2011 at Colleen and Gordie Howe Middle School, said the B.C. Teachers Regulation Branch.

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Don't Have $1 Million In Vancouver? You're Not Alone

(64) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 3:03 PM

A management consultant in his 40s moved to California. A lawyer in his 40s is likely heading to Vancouver Island. Eveline Xia lists off other friends with decent salaries and in-demand jobs who are wondering how long they can afford to live in Vancouver. Even an ER doctor she knows...

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Target Workers' 'Closing Time' Farewell Goes Viral

(9) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 1:09 PM

The Target store in Victoria, B.C. is now closed, but the musical farewell staffers performed on their last day of work is taking off on the Internet.

Former worker Evan Holbein said on Facebook that staff were planning to play the song "Closing Time" over the PA system...

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Richmond Fire Suspect Arrested After Woman Dies, Teen Injured

(1) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 7:07 PM

Police have arrested a suspect after an overnight fire in Richmond, B.C. killed one woman, and left a teen clinging to life.

Crews were called to a home engulfed in flames in the 10000-block of Cornerbrook Crescent around 2 a.m. on Monday, said officials.

Once the fire was contained, investigators...

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Surrey Bus Driver May Be Only Person Who Loves 99 B-Line (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 5:57 PM

Vancouver's infamous 99 B-Line that packs people in like sardines on the perilous journey between Commercial Drive and UBC is hardly thought of fondly.

But bus driver Amrit Bains, who lives in Surrey, has a different perspective. He calls the 99B his favourite route to drive...

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Amber Alert Cancelled For B.C. Toddler

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 4:47 PM

Police in B.C. have cancelled an Amber Alert for a toddler who was allegedly taken from her home by her biological father on Monday morning.

Alysha Lyle, who is 18 months old, was reported missing after a "domestic custody incident" between the parents on Monday morning.

Alysha and her father,...

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Ryan Reynolds Vancouver Hit And Run: Paparazzo Faces Intimidation Charges

(7) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 2:26 PM

A photographer who allegedly struck actor Ryan Reynolds with his car and then fled should be charged with intimidation, said Vancouver police.

Vancouver-born Reynolds was walking in the secured underground parking lot at the Shangri-La Hotel on Friday evening when he was approached by the paparazzo.

"During the confrontation,...

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Surrey Condo Sales: Hundreds Line Up For Chance To Buy $94,000 Micro-Units

(33) Comments | Posted April 12, 2015 | 3:11 AM

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The opportunity to buy a brand-new condo for under $100,000 in Metro Vancouver's sizzling real estate market brought hundreds of people to a Surrey sales centre on Saturday.

Prospective buyers stood in line for hours to buy into the 35-storey Evolve concrete...

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Vancouver Special Reno: An Old Family Home Blossoms Into Something Special

(5) Comments | Posted April 11, 2015 | 5:10 PM

The first time Anita laid eyes on the boxy B.C. design known as a Vancouver Special, she was far from impressed.

"When my brother and I saw this house for the first time, we were teenagers, so we had a very teenage reaction to it," she said, recalling their move...

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Vancouver Oil Spill Cleanup Will Be Done By Trained Workers

(11) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 7:59 PM

Despite being inundated with well-meaning offers of help, Vancouver officials say only trained crews in protective gear should be cleaning up the oil spill from a ship in English Bay.

An estimated 3,000 litres of bunker fuel leaked into the water from a brand-new cargo ship that apparently...

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Slaughtered Lambs Stolen In Edmonton Found In Saskatchewan

(1) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 2:39 PM

Saskatchewan RCMP have likely not responded to a call like this.

Officers looking into calls of an abandoned van in North Battleford opened the vehicle doors to find it was full of slaughtered lambs, said an RCMP news release Thursday.

Police traced the dead animals to the Acme...

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Joe Winkler, Saanich Teacher, Investigated For Showing 'Racy' Video To Class

(16) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 2:16 AM

A B.C. elementary school teacher, who was previously suspended for showing students a video of drag queens, has been placed on leave after playing footage of a naked woman to a class.

Joe Winkler, who teaches Grade 4/5 at Keating Elementary School in Central Saanich, played a YouTube...

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Claire Martin Seeks Federal Green Party Nomination In B.C.

(40) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 6:45 PM

Former CBC meteorologist Claire Martin, familiar to viewers of "The National," is scheduled to announce that she's seeking a federal Green Party nomination in B.C.

The Green Party is holding a news conference on Wednesday in North Vancouver with Martin and leader Elizabeth May.

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'Deadpool' In Vancouver: Ryan Reynolds Movie Closes Georgia Viaduct

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 2:30 AM

Photographers and fans craned for a glimpse of Vancouver native Ryan Reynolds as he filmed "Deadpool" on a normally busy roadway.

The Georgia Viaduct is being shut down for several days to accommodate the Marvel comic action hero movie. In typical Canadian fashion, Reynolds politely tweeted...

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B.C. Avalanche Buries Snowmobiler Who Records His Own Rescue (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 7:22 PM

An experienced snowmobiler described being trapped in a B.C. avalanche as the longest two minutes of his life — and he has video to prove it.

Curtis Johnson was sledding on a slope by Blue Lake, near Sicamous, with a group of friends when snow suddenly crashed down on him....

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$100 Doughnut Debuts At West Kelowna Store

(2) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 5:28 PM

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The owners of Dolicious Donuts in West Kelowna, B.C. knew they wanted to re-open the 40-year-old store with a bang, so they put a $100 doughnut on the menu.

Sure, the "Donutopia" is a gimmick, but it's packed with some quality ingredients: edible...

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