Andree Lau
Andree Lau is The Huffington Post B.C.'s News Editor. Andree was previously a journalist at the CBC, where she worked in Vancouver, Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick.

Entries by Andree Lau

Vancouver Election 2014: Ask The Mayoral Candidates Anything

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 5:48 PM

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Vancouver's civic election on Saturday, Nov. 15 is fast approaching. Have you attended any public debates? Do you know the issues?

I know, I know. Most of us are too busy, too jaded, too bored, too uninformed, too (fill...

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B.C. Teachers' Strike: Businesses Under Boycott Threat For Legal Intervention

(147) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 1:52 AM

A grassroots campaign is underway to boycott B.C. businesses aligned with a coalition that has waded into the legal aspects of the current provincial teachers’ dispute.

The Coalition of BC Businesses, which represents 14 groups made up of 50,000 small and medium-sized companies, was granted intervener...

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Moms Need Support No Matter How They Choose To Feed Their Babies

(18) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 1:16 AM

There are some things I remember clearly about the first days after my sons were born. The agony of labour pains (you never forget those). The last pivotal push during delivery. Then the joy and the exhaustion. So much exhaustion.

I was zapped, emotional, and incredibly vulnerable. So I can't...

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This Is Not Chip Wilson's House, But It's Still Exquisite

(1) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 2:05 AM

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Vancouver architects Clinton Cuddington and Piers Cunnington are getting a lot of attention for a house they didn't design.

They've been credited with masterminding the $54-million, oceanfront home of Chip Wilson, billionaire founder of Lululemon. The Kitsilano property is valued as

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Live In A Luxury Home For Sale Before Deciding If You Want To Buy (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted August 3, 2014 | 12:24 PM

A unique real estate company that allows potential buyers to live in a luxury house for sale was inspired by an unlikely source: oil and gas equipment auctions.

"It was a transparent process," explains Alex Lambert, founder of The Garage Sale Luxury Auction House (TGS) based in Kelowna, B.C. "You...

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Cancer Survivor Robert Conconi Donates $1.4-Million House To Research Agency

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 1:42 AM

A B.C. businessman is so grateful for the care he received while being treated for cancer that he’s donated a $1.4-million oceanfront home to the B.C. Cancer Foundation.

Robert Conconi and his wife Diane spent almost three years building the house on Pender Island with lumber felled from the 4.38-acre...

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Baby Led Weaning Is Why My Kids Are Great Eaters

(2) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 1:20 PM

A friend joked that all the photos he sees of my kids are of them eating. I can't help it; I get excited when my boys (ages four and one) try new foods for the first time.

Harrison's first bites of everything from broccoli and papaya to chicken feet...

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Co-op Housing In Vancouver Is The Affordable Option You Didn't Know About

(23) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 7:07 PM

For all the attention on Vancouver as one of the most expensive places to live on the face of the Earth, it's actually possible to rent a bright, one-bedroom apartment in a modern downtown building for around $750 — as long as you're not a grumpy loner.


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Gino Odjick's Underdog Story Needs A Miracle Ending

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 8:12 PM

My favourite movies tend to involve underdog athletes. It's hard to resist stories that chronicle struggle, persistence, and ultimately physical and/or spiritual triumph.

The best ones are based on real life, because no one can invent these "against all odds" tales: Michael Oher's rise from the homeless son of...

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What B.C. Public School Classrooms Look Like Without Stuff Bought By Teachers

(208) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 6:32 PM

Teachers in B.C. public schools have started taking home materials from their classrooms in anticipation of a full-scale strike on Tuesday.

It's no secret that a lot of classroom material — from books to supplies to decorations — is purchased by parent advisory committee (PAC) funds, as well...

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RCMP Shootings Remind Us Officers Are Very, Very Human

(36) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 9:31 PM

I can recite their names: Peter Schiemann, Brock Myrol, Leo Johnston, and Anthony Gordon. After more than a decade covering countless news stories, their names are still etched in my mind.

The four constables were gunned down at a rural property in Mayerthorpe, Alta. in 2005, in what...

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Chinese Investors In B.C. Expanding To Recreational Purchases

(18) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 4:14 PM

Chinese investors in B.C. are expanding their interests to recreational properties with some recent big transactions.

Buyers from mainland China closed a deal last week for Fox Island — 43-acres on the southern B.C. coast — for $2.5 million. Meanwhile, Fairmeade Farm, a 156-acre equestrian centre in Langley, sold...

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Stalking Trevor Linden Made Me A Better Journalist

(1) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 6:55 PM

Everyone has a bar story. You know, the yarn your friends goad you into telling again and again because it never fails to entertain. For me, it's the tale of how I used to stalk former Vancouver Canucks captain Trevor Linden.

I suppose it began in high school. My godfather...

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Tiny House On Wheels Has All The Comforts Of Home

(25) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 6:03 PM

A B.C. landscaper has found a way to avoid a big mortgage and still live in the house of her dreams: she built it herself.

All 130 sq. ft. of it.

Kayla Feenstra, 30, is putting the finishing touches to her tiny house in Abbotsford, a city not far...

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34 Signs You Grew Up In Vancouver In The '80s

(10) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 12:11 PM

Vancouver may now be a sophisticated city of soaring glass towers with sushi restaurants on every corner, but let's not forget there was a simpler time. A time when SeaBuses were orange, Science World wasn’t a world yet, and something called Expo 86 defined the city.

If you grew...

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Tieja MacLaughlin, Canadian Reporter, Charged With Felony Harassment

(10) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 5:06 PM

Tieja MacLaughlin, the B.C. reporter who was arrested for allegedly threatening her hockey player boyfriend, has been formally charged with felony harassment domestic violence.

The Benton County prosecutor's office in Washington state confirmed the charge to The Huffington Post B.C. on Thursday. Bail has been set...

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Tieja MacLaughlin, B.C. Reporter, Denied Threatening Boyfriend

(1) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 12:41 PM

Tieja MacLaughlin, the B.C. reporter who was arrested in the U.S. for allegedly threatening her boyfriend, denied telling him that he would be "dead by the end of the night," according to court documents.

MacLaughlin, 25, drove more than 500 kilometres from Kelowna, B.C. to Kennewick, Wash. over...

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Facebook Fundraisers For Erica Macklin's Family Bring Strangers Together

(2) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 1:22 PM

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Strangers on Facebook are coming together to raise money for Erica Macklin and her four children, after Paul Macklin (far left) died after a workplace accident.

Members of a private Facebook auction group in Richmond, B.C. were shocked to see a death announcement last...

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Tad Milmine, Gay RCMP Officer, Fights Bullying

(13) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 12:48 PM

A B.C. RCMP officer who was bullied to the point of feeling suicidal as a child has turned those experiences into a realistic and popular presentation to high school students across the country.

Const. Tad Milmine, 38, has spoken in front of more than 15,000 students since he...

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Cody Green Dances With Stars At Oscars

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 5:27 PM

catherine zeta jonesB.C.-raised dancer Cody Green, left, dances with actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, centre, during the Oscars Sunday in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Getting very close and personal with Catherine Zeta-Jones, and sliding across the stage next to host Seth MacFarlane during the Oscars was just another night's...

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