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Stefan Labbé

Stefan Labbé

Stefan Labbé covers Climate and Environment solutions across British Columbia for Glacier Media. A former digital reporter at the Tri-City News, his work has appeared in the Guardian, the Globe & Mail and PBS Newshour.

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Recent Work by Stefan

3 doses of Pfizer vaccine neutralizes Omicron variant, suggest preliminary studies

3 doses of Pfizer vaccine neutralizes Omicron variant, suggest preliminary studies

As of Tuesday afternoon, B.C. had identified five Omicron cases in the province
Highway 1 fully reopens from Abbotsford to Hope

Highway 1 fully reopens from Abbotsford to Hope

The opening follows a massive, three-week cleanup effort, including repairs and engineering assessments of the highway
'Mistake' forces B.C. government to cancel children's COVID-19 bookings at pharmacies

'Mistake' forces B.C. government to cancel children's COVID-19 bookings at pharmacies

An undisclosed number of children aged 5-11 had their COVID-19 vaccine bookings cancelled after a B.C. government error scheduled them at pharmacies
How much carbon does Indigenous pipeline resistance keep in the ground?

How much carbon does Indigenous pipeline resistance keep in the ground?

A study published this fall says Indigenous resistance is helping shift public debate around fossil fuels and Indigenous rights.
Vancouver urges residents to download emergency alert app

Vancouver urges residents to download emergency alert app

The Alertable app provides location-specific warnings, including everything from road closures due to flooding and landslides to incoming extreme weather, major fires and hazardous material spills.
B.C. E-Comm 911 operators will no longer stay on the phone with callers

B.C. E-Comm 911 operators will no longer stay on the phone with callers

The temporary measure means British Columbians calling 911 will be told they are in the queue for an ambulance but that the 911 call-taker needs to disconnect so they can answer other calls.
'This storm is not over': With more rain coming, British Columbians evacuate

'This storm is not over': With more rain coming, British Columbians evacuate

Flooding could be made worse by another 40 to 50 mm Wednesday afternoon as record alpine temperatures accelerate snowmelt and threaten B.C.'s South Coast
Atmospheric river ranking system won't be ready for 'some years,' says Environment Canada

Atmospheric river ranking system won't be ready for 'some years,' says Environment Canada

After initially telling the B.C. government an atmospheric river ranking system would be released by January 2022, Environment Canada is walking those comments back.
Avoid travel, warns B.C. minister as rainfall, snowmelt threaten further flooding

Avoid travel, warns B.C. minister as rainfall, snowmelt threaten further flooding

A series of storms battering British Columbia has prompted the province to stage equipment across several highways in anticipation of more flooding and landslides.
How British Columbians can protect their home from flooding

How British Columbians can protect their home from flooding

From an emergency kit to simple household maintenance, there are a number of steps British Columbians can take to safeguard their home before another set of serious storms hits the South Coast.