Andree Lau is the managing editor of news at HuffPost Canada. She previously worked for CBC News as a TV reporter, videojournalist, writer/producer, and online editor in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Regina, and New Brunswick. A native of Vancouver, she is a graduate of Carleton University's journalism program.
Over the years, my parents' suitcases have revealed gifts of dried squid and wasabi peas, ginger tea and hot sauce, leftover hotel toiletries and Korean face masks. It's kind of bewildering. Do they not realize we are more than capable of buying our own produce and toiletries? That we are gainfully employed and functioning adults?
With the blessing of the moderators of the /r/Vancouver subreddit, we reached out to the three main Vancouver mayoral candidates to see if we could facilitate AMAs. After much juggling of their very busy schedules, we're excited to announce that they're keen to participate in this online experiment.
Discussions between the B.C. teachers' union, the province and a mediator went late into the night over the weekend, as British Columbia enters a third week without public school classes. Chief negoti...
Some things I remember clearly about the first days after my sons were born. I was zapped, emotional and incredibly vulnerable. So I can't imagine having a document thrust at me that essentially guilt-trips me into swearing that I will breastfeed my newborns or else risk exposing them to "significant illness and disease."
Starting baby on solids is a big deal. We're worried about them choking, not eating enough, not getting enough nutrients... Babies can feel our stress. And no one eats well when they're stressed. So just sit back and let your brilliant baby do his/her thing.
His on-ice fights were legendary, usually ending up with a torn shirt, and his pads, stick, helmet scattered across the ice. Fans went wild when Odjick dropped his gloves. As a parent of young boys, I'm not supposed to condone hockey fighting, but I will admit to joining the crowd on their feet at the Pacific Coliseum back then, chanting at the top of my lungs, "Gino! Gino! Gino!"
We eulogize these brave men and women after they sacrifice their lives protecting us. But what about the rest of the time? We in the media grumble about not having enough access or details in an RCMP investigation.The public is quick to jump on stories of RCMP misconduct or impropriety. Do we take them for granted? You bet we do. It shouldn't take blasts of violence and evil for us to recognize the risks they face daily and voluntarily. And when those risks are realized, we should remember that these tough, uniformed cops are very, very human.
At least three campsites in B.C. were trashed over the May long weekend, including one where wild animals were killed, and another where the garbage cleanup continues. B.C. Conservation and RCMP are i...
ICBC customers who want to find out if the public auto insurer owes them money will have to wait for a letter in the mail. ICBC will be informing affected customers in the next 90 days and mailing re...