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, videojournalist, writer/producer, and online journalist 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 soldier.

A native of Vancouver, she is a graduate of Carleton University's journalism program.

Entries by Andree Lau

Ken Pagan, Alleged Blue Jays Beer Tosser, Suggests Police Have It Wrong

(214) Comments | Posted October 6, 2016 | 12:50 AM

TORONTO - The man alleged by police to have hurled a beer can at a Baltimore outfielder during Tuesday's dramatic playoff between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Orioles has come forward.

"I contacted Toronto police earlier this evening, around 7 p.m., and identified myself as the person in the...

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Mark Critch Photo Mocking Harper Is A 'F**king Embarrassment': MP Michelle Rempel

(649) Comments | Posted August 27, 2016 | 11:47 AM

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel ripped into a CBC comedian for mocking Stephen Harper during 2014's Parliament Hill shooting.

Mark Critch from "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" published an Instagram photo of himself on Friday with the caption: "Stephen Harper stepped down. Here I am in his closet."

It's an apparent...

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Abbotsford Girls Suspected Of Being Drugged: Police

(4) Comments | Posted August 4, 2016 | 1:12 PM

Police in B.C. are investigating an alarming situation where two teen girls appear to have been drugged.

Last weekend, Good Samaritans spotted a 16-year-old girl, who appeared upset and intoxicated, on the side of the road in Abbotsford, said a police news release on Thursday.

They dropped her off at...

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Well, That Sooke, B.C. Rental Dispute Escalated Quickly

(8) Comments | Posted July 26, 2016 | 4:26 PM

sooke fight rentTwo vehicles had their windows smashed during the brawl. (Photo: Sooke RCMP)

An apparent rental dispute involving tenants turned into a huge fight with an assortment of weapons, according to RCMP on Vancouver Island.

On Friday night, a new tenant showed up at a home...

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Adele Accidentally Kisses Fan At Vancouver Concert

(4) Comments | Posted July 25, 2016 | 11:12 AM

Talk about luck.

Adele selected one fortunate fan among thousands at her Vancouver concert last week to come on stage with her.

When the songstress found out that the 21-year-old fan had travelled from Nigeria to see her, she leaned in to give him a hug and kiss on the...

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Don't Stop Til You Get Enough Of This Tiny Michael Jackson

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2016 | 3:29 PM

Many schools hold talent shows, but only one had Benji Abogado channelling Michael Jackson.

The six-year-old decided to show off the moves he learned from YouTube videos of old MJ performances at his Toronto school's annual Spring Fling event last month.

From the opening beats of "Smooth Criminal," Benji had...

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Newcomer Kitchen Cooks Up Business Venture For Syrian Refugee Women

(24) Comments | Posted July 11, 2016 | 4:03 PM

It's so hot that the door to The Depanneur restaurant is propped open for air circulation. The smell of frying onions and then stewed chicken wafts outside into the steamy Toronto afternoon.

It's hard not to stop and peer at what's going on inside the crowded open kitchen in the...

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Mount Seymour Sunrise 'O Canada' Is Perfect For Canada Day

(2) Comments | Posted July 1, 2016 | 10:01 PM

Now, this is one memorable Canada Day — and it started around 2:30 a.m.

That's when 800 people wearing headlamps and their favourite red and white shirts began hiking up Mount Seymour in North Vancouver, B.C.

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Their goal: to reach the top...

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Rachel Pernosky Death: Half-Brother Charged With Killing Mission, B.C. Woman

(4) Comments | Posted June 27, 2016 | 4:21 PM

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A murder charge has now been laid in the death of Rachel Pernosky, three years after the teen mom was found dumped in a rural area.

Pernosky, 18, was last seen on March 16, 2013 at her home in Mission, B.C. Her disappearance...

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Vancouver Empty Homes Tax Could Happen Without Province: Mayor

(65) Comments | Posted June 22, 2016 | 4:04 PM

The City of Vancouver should move forward with taxing empty homes in partnership with the B.C. government, recommends a report, but the mayor is ready to go ahead without the province, if necessary.

“We need a tax on empty homes to encourage the best use of all our housing, and...

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SkyTrain Good Samaritan Attacked After Stopping Sexual Harassment

(21) Comments | Posted June 14, 2016 | 1:33 PM

UPDATE - June 15, 2016: As a result of media coverage, the three suspects involved in the incident have been identified, said Transit Police. They have been interviewed by authorities and the investigation continues.

Metro Vancouver Transit Police are looking for three men who attacked a Good Samaritan after he...

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Sitora Yusufiy: Florida Gunman Omar Mateen Was 'Sick Person' Who Beat Me

(31) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 11:06 AM

The ex-wife of the gunman responsible for killing 49 people in a Florida nightclub said he was unpredictable and abused her during their short marriage.

Omar Mateen, 29, opened fire at Pulse, a gay club in Orlando early Sunday, leaving behind the worst such mass shooting...

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Jasmine Lorimer Announced As Canada's First 'Bachelorette'

(191) Comments | Posted June 10, 2016 | 9:00 AM

Fans of "The Bachelorette" TV franchise now have their very own Canadian version to watch, but criticism about the reality dating show has followed it from the U.S.

Corus, which owns Global TV and W Network, officially introduced Jasmine Lorimer as "The Bachelorette Canada" on Thursday in unveiling...

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Christy Clark Reveals She Kept Silent About Sexual Violence For 35 Years

(218) Comments | Posted June 9, 2016 | 8:40 AM

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B.C. Premier Christy Clark has revealed she has very personal reasons for supporting an opposition party bill relating to sexual assault at public post-secondary schools.

The bill introduced by Green party MLA Andrew Weaver requires the institutions to have policies to prevent and respond to...

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Tom Mulcair Gleefully Drops F-Bombs At Press Gallery Dinner

(72) Comments | Posted June 5, 2016 | 12:53 AM

At a roast of journalists and politicians, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair declared he gave "zero f*cks" and then proceeded to drop several of them in a memorable speech.

He and other party leaders spoke at this year's parliamentary press gallery dinner which celebrated the group's 150th anniversary on Saturday night....

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Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Steals The Show From PM At Press Gallery Dinner

(322) Comments | Posted June 4, 2016 | 11:23 PM

Justin Trudeau became the first prime minister in a decade to crack jokes at the Press Gallery dinner — but it was his wife who ran away with his part of the show.

The annual event is a good-natured mingling of journalists who cover Parliament, and politicians and...

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Lamborghini Fire Delays Traffic On Highway 99

(4) Comments | Posted May 29, 2016 | 8:52 AM

A $260,000 Lamborghini went up in flames on B.C.'s scenic Sea to Sky Highway, leading to traffic delays on the busy route.

The burning sports car was spotted late Saturday afternoon between Garibaldi and Squamish.

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Tragically Hip's Gord Downie Reveals Brain Cancer Diagnosis

(14) 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

(218) 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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