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Erin Lawrence

Erin Lawrence, chief wordninja, TechGadgetsCanada.com & ErinLYYC.com

I’m a journalist and TV & video producer by trade, and lifelong writer. I’m also a tech blogger, and I have a passion for silversmithing & jewelry design, as well as world travel. I love learning about new places, new gadgets, finding new skills, and having new experiences. If you have a story you’d like me to help you share, I’d love to hear from you. 

Experienced journalist & freelance writer

I’ve spent nearly 20 years in TV News and Journalism, working at TV stations across Canada, from Toronto, to Vancouver and Calgary.  I’ve won two Edward R. Murrow Awards for my TV work, the most recent one for a documentary called “Water at the Door”. I contribute to CTV’s Tech Talk monthly, as well as to the acclaimed Geeks and Beats Podcast as the “Gadget Ninja!”  I also contribute to print publications like Avenue Magazine, The Calgary Herald, City Palate Magazine and others, and take on a variety of freelance writing work in Canada and the USA.


Edward R. Murrow Award for News Documentary, 2013

Top 40 Under 40 Calgary Winner, Avenue Magazine, 2011-2012 

Banff Documart 3rd place Winner: Murder for Love; The Jadah Walker Story 2007

Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuing Coverage (Decision Canada Bus Tour) 2004

RTNDA Award: Best Breaking News Coverage, Mad Cow 2002

Best Television News Story, 1999: York Regional Police/Toronto

National Galaxi Award: Silver, Best News or Information Program 2001(ShawTV)<

ErinLYYC.com and TechGadgetsCanada.com are divisions of Erin Lawrence Media Inc., Alberta, Canada.

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  1. Grant Henneberg CRSP on December 5, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Is there a particular day of the month and time that I can find CTV Techtalk?

    • Erin L on December 5, 2017 at 8:10 am

      Hi Grant, It’s usually the second Tuesday of the month at 7:15am. We’re doing some extra content this month because of the holidays. Thanks for watching!

      • Grant Henneberg CRSP on December 5, 2017 at 9:00 am

        Cheers, G

  2. Marlene Blair on November 11, 2017 at 6:39 am

    I have had 2 of illumibowls and both stopped working. at first they were great, in about 2 months batteries had to be changed and then they wouldn’t work any more. they would come on only have you got up from the toilet seat? I have been waiting for the company to respond to my email for a week for free 100% replacement even though they charge shipping?

    • Erin L on November 11, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      Thanks for writing Marlene. Interestingly, my first Illumibowl also just stopped working. Let us know how the replacement process goes.

  3. Top Gadgets on September 14, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Your articles are valueble for me. Thanks Erin!

    • Erin L on September 15, 2017 at 8:37 am

      THANK YOU!

  4. crackmacs on April 1, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Doorbells for everyone!

  5. wally michalski on August 11, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Hi, great blog! Please enter me for the doorbell contest.



  6. Ryan DeLuca on August 11, 2015 at 7:25 am

    Hi Erin! I would love to enter to win the “Ring” doorbell you showed on CTV this morn. Thanks!

  7. Moment Matters on March 27, 2013 at 4:42 am

    Hi, how are you?

    Good news, we are giving you the “BEST MOMENT AWARD“. Congratulations and enjoy the rest of the day!

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