Andree Lau
Andree Lau is the senior news editor of Western Canada at The Huffington Post. She previously worked for CBC News from 1999-2012 as a TV reporter, online journalist, and videographer in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, 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 Vancouver native, she is a graduate of the journalism program at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Entries by Andree Lau

Corvette Crashes Into Surrey Bus Stop, Seriously Injuring Pedestrian

(2) Comments | Posted October 9, 2015 | 1:47 AM

For the second time in two days, a vehicle has jumped a curb in Surrey, B.C. and smashed into a bus stop with devastating consequences.

The driver of a Corvette lost control Thursday evening, speeding onto the sidewalk and hitting a man waiting for the bus at the corner of...

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Bob Zimmer, Conservative Candidate, Says 'Lack Of A Job' Is One Reason For Missing, Murdered Women

(101) Comments | Posted October 8, 2015 | 3:33 AM

The Conservative incumbent in the northern B.C. riding that includes the so-called Highway of Tears said "a lack of a job" is one of the reasons for missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Candidates running in Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies were asked at a debate Tuesday if...

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Jason Kenney Deletes Tweet Praising Refugee's 'Perfect, Unaccented English'

(137) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 7:58 PM

For the second time in less than a week, Canada's incumbent multiculturalism minister is raising eyebrows for his comments.

Jason Kenney, who is running for re-election in Calgary, tweeted a photo Monday of himself with Xavier, an 11-year-old Iraqi refugee who arrived in Canada via Syria last year.

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Max Keeping, Ottawa Philanthropist And Former Anchor, Dies Of Cancer

(4) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 7:19 PM

Max Keeping, an Ottawa broadcasting legend and one of Canada's longest-serving TV anchors, has died after a long battle with cancer.

Keeping, 73, anchored CTV (CJOH) Ottawa's suppertime newscast for 37 years. He retired in 2010, but continued his tireless support of local charities.

"Max’s support for children...

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TransLink Bus' Excruciating Nine-Point Turn Includes Crash Into Pole

(2) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 3:56 PM

This is one of the most painful attempts at a turn you'll ever see.

A dashcam captured the attempt by a TransLink driver to manoeuvre the bus through an intersection near Metrotown in Burnaby, B.C. on Saturday.

The footage uploaded to YouTube begins with the bus lurching backwards,...

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Homeless Woman Stops Breathing After Getting Trapped In Donation Bin

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2015 | 2:26 PM

Firefighters in B.C. had to use the jaws of life to save a homeless woman who was trapped in a steel donation bin.

The woman, 45, was apparently trying to pull donated items out of the locked container when she got stuck, Ridge Meadows RCMP told Global...

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Edmonton: Land Of 'Opertunity' And Typos

(5) Comments | Posted September 26, 2015 | 11:08 PM

Seeking "opertunity?" Look no further than Edmonton.

This glaring typo was spotted on a land development sign...

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Jason Kenney Accuses Trudeau Of Supporting Brothels

(182) Comments | Posted September 26, 2015 | 7:23 AM

In answering a question about marijuana law, Conservative Jason Kenney bizarrely claimed that Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau supports brothels.

Kenney — the incumbent minister of multiculturalism as well as national defence — was at a last-minute news conference in Richmond, B.C. to respond to the Liberal party's immigration...

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Dianne Watts Angers Voters With 'Fear-Mongering' Conservative Party Flyer

(157) Comments | Posted September 23, 2015 | 3:46 PM

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Former Surrey mayor and star Conservative candidate Dianne Watts is offering no apologies for an official party flyer that boasts, "We will fight jihadist terrorists at home and abroad."

The campaign literature also features a fake newspaper headline ("ISIS URGES JIHADISTS TO ATTACK CANADIANS/...

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Miley Cyrus Visits B.C. Coast After Opposing Wolf Cull

(7) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 2:02 AM

Miley Cyrus was spotted in B.C. this weekend after the U.S. pop star spoke out against the province's wolf cull.

The singer-songwriter took to Instagram last week, urging her 28 million followers to sign a petition organized by Pacific Wild, a B.C. conservation group.


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Victoria Homeless Paid $20 'Consulting Fee' To Attend City Meeting

(64) Comments | Posted September 20, 2015 | 3:53 AM

The mayor of Victoria, B.C. is defending a decision to pay $20 each to nearly 400 homeless people to participate in a meeting on housing options.

Mayor Lisa Helps compared the payout to consulting fees, telling the Times-Colonist: "We pay consultants all the time and usually we pay...

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Shirley Clements, Hip-Hop Teacher And Queen, Brings Swagger To 'Ellen'

(2) Comments | Posted September 19, 2015 | 5:35 PM

A 60-year-old high school dance teacher from B.C. showed that her Internet fame was the real deal with an electric, live performance on "Ellen."

Shirley Clements, who retired this year, wowed the world after video of an epic hip-hop performance was posted online in May.

Talk show host...

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'Old-Stock Canadians': How About We're All #JustCanadian?

(58) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 2:30 PM

If there had been a soundtrack to Thursday's federal election debate, a very loud record-needle scratch would have followed Stephen Harper's use of the phrase "old-stock Canadians."

The Conservative leader was defending his government's policy of ensuring "bogus" refugee complainants don't receive better health care than Canadian citizens.

It's a...

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David N. Adams, New Jersey Teacher, Charged With Enticing Calgary Teen

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 12:57 AM

An American high school music teacher is accused of paying a Calgary boy for sexually explicit images and video chats.

David N. Adams, 29, of Branchburg, N.J., was charged this week with one count of online enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity, said the...

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OrcaLab Cameras Bring Us Into Incredible World Of Orcas

(0) Comments | Posted September 13, 2015 | 2:46 AM

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The days of staring at animal live cams, waiting for something to happen are over. A B.C. whale research station actually has a system that will text your phone when there's movement in Johnstone Strait.

Those waters off northern Vancouver Island are home to...

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Richard Loney, Longtime Vancouver Canucks Anthem Singer, Passes Away

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2015 | 1:30 AM

The singer behind a familiar voice to generations of Vancouver Canucks fans has passed away.

The death of Richard Loney, who was the NHL team's anthem singer for more than 40 years, was announced in a statement on the Canucks' website.

"I was lucky enough to hear him...

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Bear Cubs Have Time Of Their Lives In West Vancouver Pool

(1) Comments | Posted September 9, 2015 | 7:13 PM

Doing what all kids do at a pool, two bear cubs splashed around in a B.C. backyard without a care in the world.

The siblings warmed up with a little wrestling first.

Then one took a dip to test the waters.

"Hey! Mom's not looking!"

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Sue MacDonell, Conservative Riding Association Director, Booted After 'Inappropriate' Facebook Posts

(187) Comments | Posted September 9, 2015 | 6:59 AM

A director of an Ontario riding association who wrote that Indians should "ditch the Hallowe'en costumes" and called a First Nation beauty queen a "nasty piece of work" has been removed from her position.

Sue MacDonell was asked to step down from the Bay of Quinte Conservative association on Tuesday,...

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Smirnoff Ice Recall Issued Over Possible Glass Contamination

(4) Comments | Posted September 5, 2015 | 12:32 PM

Drinkers in Canada are being warned not to consume some Smirnoff Ice products due to the possibility that the bottles contain small pieces of glass.

Parent company Diageo Canada recalled the products "in an abundance of caution" after discovering an issue with its glass supplier, according to a news release....

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Abbotsford Bystander Killed In Shooting Targeted At Neighbour's Home

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2015 | 1:17 AM

A 74-year-old man who happened to be standing outside a home in Abbotsford, B.C. was killed in gunfire aimed at his neighbour's home, said police.

Emergency crews were called to reports of shots fired in the 3500 block of Promontory Court on Wednesday evening. They arrived to find the senior,...

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