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

Actual Winter In Vancouver Is Making People Do Crazy Things

(148) Comments | Posted January 5, 2017 | 11:50 AM

The apocalypse Winter has descended upon Metro Vancouver.

Snow, followed by slush and falling temperatures have turned streets into dangerous slick surfaces.

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Immigrant Parents Show Their Love With Suitcases Full Of Weird Food

(11) Comments | Posted December 19, 2016 | 4:23 PM

born and raised

I picked up my parents from the airport for a two-week Christmas visit, thinking my SUV would have ample trunk space. They arrived with five pieces of luggage.

I was immediately suspicious about the smaller black suitcase.

"What's so heavy in here?"...

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Autumn Peltier Asks Prime Minister Trudeau To Protect Canada's Water

(35) Comments | Posted December 8, 2016 | 10:00 PM

Twelve-year-old Autumn Peltier didn't get to deliver her speech in the presence of the prime minister, but she's still spreading her message that the Canadian government needs to protect the country's water.

Peltier, who is from Wikwemikong First Nation in Ontario, had been asked to be part of the introduction...

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500 Miles (From Donald Trump) Will Have You Humming For The Next 4 Years

(15) Comments | Posted November 29, 2016 | 2:35 PM

Disillusionment and anger over the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president has sparked protests, warnings, and concern. Well, now there's a damn catchy tune.

Da da da (da da da)!

John Johnston put his feelings about Trump to The Proclaimers' hit from the...

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Michael J. Fox Strikes A Familiar Pose Rocking Out At Fundraiser For Parkinson's Disease Research

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2016 | 2:11 PM

He's still got it.

Actor and activist Michael J. Fox rocked out on stage with Dave Matthews Band over the weekend, performing the classic song "All Along the Watchtower."

It was part of the Michael J. Fox Foundation's annual gala in New York City, called "A...

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Kate McKinnon SNL Cold Opening Stuns With "Hallelujah"

(5) Comments | Posted November 13, 2016 | 8:39 AM

"Saturday Night Live" punctuated the U.S. election with sharp, funny, and ironic comedy sketches. It decided to take a more sombre turn in the first show since Donald Trump's presidential victory.

Kate McKinnon reprised her Hillary Clinton character, dressed in a cream pantsuit, but this time...

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Michael Moore Predicts Trump's Presidency Will Be Cut Short

(201) Comments | Posted November 12, 2016 | 10:16 PM

He correctly forecast for Donald Trump to win the U.S. election, and now documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is predicting that the presidency will end with impeachment or resignation.

“Here’s what’s going to happen, this is why we’re not going to have to suffer through four years of Donald J. Trump,...

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Coquitlam RCMP Review Rough Arrest Of Elderly Couple Caught On Video

(147) Comments | Posted October 29, 2016 | 12:38 AM

RCMP are looking into how Mounties handled an arrest of two seniors at a Vancouver-area hotel that was captured on video.

The footage posted on YouTube appears to show an officer dragging a white-haired man down a staircase while another officer arrests a woman, who appears to fall...

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Racist Abbotsford Video: Truck Passenger Angry Over Parking Ticket Hurls Slurs At Witness

(53) Comments | Posted October 24, 2016 | 1:51 AM

Police in B.C. are looking into an extremely racist confrontation caught on video.

On Friday evening, a bylaw officer was issuing a ticket to a truck illegally parked in a reserved spot in downtown Abbotsford. A passenger in the vehicle became "increasingly aggressive" and "very threatening" to the officer, said...

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

(195) Comments | Posted October 6, 2016 | 1:50 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

(556) Comments | Posted August 27, 2016 | 12:47 PM

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 | 2:12 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 | 5:26 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

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2016 | 12:12 PM

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 | 4:29 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

(20) Comments | Posted July 11, 2016 | 5:03 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 | 11:01 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.

o canada mount seymour

Their goal: to reach the top...

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

(3) Comments | Posted June 27, 2016 | 5:21 PM

rachel pernosky

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 | 5:04 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 | 2:33 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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