Andree Lau
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Andree Lau is the news editor at The Huffington Post B.C. She previously worked for CBC News from 1999-2012 as a TV reporter, online journalist, and videographer in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Fredericton, Moncton, and Bathurst, N.B.

A multiple Atlantic Journalism Awards nominee, she has won an Alberta Film and Television Award as well as a New York Festivals certificate for a documentary on a wounded Canadian solder.

Born and raised in Vancouver, she graduated from the bachelor of journalism program at Carleton University in Ottawa.

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Vancouver Fireworks Erupt... After Canucks' Spectacular Playoff Loss

(1) Comments | Posted April 26, 2015 | 6:53 PM

Before Vancouver Canucks fans could even grasp the fact their beloved team was eliminated from the playoffs Saturday night, spectacular fireworks lit up the downtown sky.

Well, that's some very unfortunate timing.

The Flames came back from behind twice to defeat the Canucks 7-4 and win the first-round...

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Wanting Qu's Mother Arrested In China

(3) Comments | Posted April 25, 2015 | 3:05 AM

The mother of pop singer Wanting Qu — who is also dating the Vancouver mayor — has been arrested in China for alleged corruption.

"Obviously it's a personal issue for her," Mayor Gregor Robertson told reporters on Friday. "It's been many months with no information and that's...

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Kate Upton Is Vancouver Canucks' Good Luck Charm (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 2:13 AM

The Calgary Flames can keep their guy in yellow, the Vancouver Canucks have Kate Upton.

Facing elimination in the series on Thursday night, the Canucks pulled out a 2-1 victory over the Flames in Game 5 to remain in the hunt for the Stanley Cup.

Among...

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Guy In Yellow Upstages Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks Playoff Game

(1) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 6:39 PM

All eyes may have been on the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks heading into Tuesday's playoff game, but everyone was soon mesmerized by the guy in yellow.

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The man's fluorescent shirt was hard to miss in a sea of red at...

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Shit Harper Did Crashes James Moore Event Over Vancouver Oil Spill

(10) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 3:38 PM

The federal government's response to this month's Vancouver oil spill is the target of the latest production by Shit Harper Did, a B.C.-based collective.

The group released a YouTube video Tuesday, showing their ambush of a Conservative event on April 17.

Protesters in white hazmat suits...

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Julia Strobach Missing: B.C. RCMP Search Courtenay Sites

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 12:03 PM

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Fifty RCMP officers are searching two Vancouver Island locations Tuesday in connection with the disappearance of Julia Strobach who vanished on Halloween in 2013.

Investigators are conducting "meticulous" ground searches at two Comox Valley green spaces as a "result of information gathered through the...

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Squamish Rock Slide: Massive Slab Falls Off Stawamus Chief

(5) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 1:25 AM

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A dramatic rock slide on the Stawamus Chief Mountain shook Squamish, B.C. on Sunday.

Kirsten Andrews watched the slide unfold from her home a few kilometres away and posted a video to Facebook.

"Never heard anything like this before," she wrote. "A...

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Ryan Reynolds, Gregor Robertson Get Chummy On 'Deadpool' Set

(2) Comments | Posted April 18, 2015 | 3:13 AM

Downtown condo dwellers, workers, and general gawkers will have to move along now that actor Ryan Reynolds and his "Deadpool" movie have finished filming on a busy Vancouver roadway.

Reynolds — who was born and raised in Vancouver — and his stunt double were regularly spotted shooting action...

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Squamish Fire Sends Plumes Of Smoke Over City

(5) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 11:54 PM

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Wow!! Burning Ship at the Squamish Terminals.

Posted by Christina Forsyth on Thursday, April...
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Emma VandenBrink, Rick Hansen's Daughter, Shares Stillborn Son's Birth Story

(37) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 6:52 PM

Emma VandenBrink, the daughter of Canadian wheelchair athlete Rick Hansen, hopes that sharing her aching account of losing her baby will help others through stillbirths.

VandenBrink, who had been documenting her first pregnancy on her blog, posted about her little boy who was due earlier this month.

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Des Hague, Former CEO, Who Kicked Puppy In Vancouver Sentenced

(5) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 12:40 PM

The former CEO of a sports catering company was struggling with personal issues and was injured by a friend's Doberman puppy, minutes before being caught on surveillance video kicking the animal, according to details heard in court.

Des Hague, who was caught in a firestorm of criticism after...

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Mike Ewert, B.C. Principal, Suspended For Intimate Relationships With Teaching Assistants

(6) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 7:03 PM

An Abbotsford principal who used his position to pursue intimate relationships with teaching assistants under his supervision has been suspended for four months.

Michael Edmund Ewert acted "unprofessionally and inappropriately" with three women between 2008 and 2011 at Colleen and Gordie Howe Middle School, said the B.C. Teachers Regulation Branch.

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Don't Have $1 Million In Vancouver? You're Not Alone

(68) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 3:03 PM

A management consultant in his 40s moved to California. A lawyer in his 40s is likely heading to Vancouver Island. Eveline Xia lists off other friends with decent salaries and in-demand jobs who are wondering how long they can afford to live in Vancouver. Even an ER doctor she knows...

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Target Workers' 'Closing Time' Farewell Goes Viral

(9) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 1:09 PM

The Target store in Victoria, B.C. is now closed, but the musical farewell staffers performed on their last day of work is taking off on the Internet.

Former worker Evan Holbein said on Facebook that staff were planning to play the song "Closing Time" over the PA system...

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Richmond Fire Suspect Arrested After Woman Dies, Teen Injured

(1) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 7:07 PM

Police have arrested a suspect after an overnight fire in Richmond, B.C. killed one woman, and left a teen clinging to life.

Crews were called to a home engulfed in flames in the 10000-block of Cornerbrook Crescent around 2 a.m. on Monday, said officials.

Once the fire was contained, investigators...

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Surrey Bus Driver May Be Only Person Who Loves 99 B-Line (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 5:57 PM

Vancouver's infamous 99 B-Line that packs people in like sardines on the perilous journey between Commercial Drive and UBC is hardly thought of fondly.

But bus driver Amrit Bains, who lives in Surrey, has a different perspective. He calls the 99B his favourite route to drive...

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Amber Alert Cancelled For B.C. Toddler

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 4:47 PM

Police in B.C. have cancelled an Amber Alert for a toddler who was allegedly taken from her home by her biological father on Monday morning.

Alysha Lyle, who is 18 months old, was reported missing after a "domestic custody incident" between the parents on Monday morning.

Alysha and her father,...

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Ryan Reynolds Vancouver Hit And Run: Paparazzo Faces Intimidation Charges

(7) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 2:26 PM

A photographer who allegedly struck actor Ryan Reynolds with his car and then fled should be charged with intimidation, said Vancouver police.

Vancouver-born Reynolds was walking in the secured underground parking lot at the Shangri-La Hotel on Friday evening when he was approached by the paparazzo.

"During the confrontation,...

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Surrey Condo Sales: Hundreds Line Up For Chance To Buy $94,000 Micro-Units

(33) Comments | Posted April 12, 2015 | 3:11 AM

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The opportunity to buy a brand-new condo for under $100,000 in Metro Vancouver's sizzling real estate market brought hundreds of people to a Surrey sales centre on Saturday.

Prospective buyers stood in line for hours to buy into the 35-storey Evolve concrete...

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Vancouver Special Reno: An Old Family Home Blossoms Into Something Special

(5) Comments | Posted April 11, 2015 | 5:10 PM

The first time Anita laid eyes on the boxy B.C. design known as a Vancouver Special, she was far from impressed.

"When my brother and I saw this house for the first time, we were teenagers, so we had a very teenage reaction to it," she said, recalling their move...

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