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Stefan Labbé

Stefan Labbé

Stefan Labbé covers climate and environment solutions for Glacier Media's Central Desk.

That means he tells stories about how people are responding to problems linked to climate change — from the energy transition to migration and everything in between.

Labbé has broken stories on the B.C. government's unexpected axing of a municipal climate adaptation fund, the development of a federal atmospheric river warning system, and a story of the first doctor in the world to diagnose a patient with climate change, among others.

His on-the-ground reporting has been featured in interviews with national broadcaster CTV, and on such podcasts as The Big Story.

As a freelancer he has reported on returning jihadist fighters in Jordan, the fallout from a government-guerrilla peace deal in Colombia and the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean.

Labbé's writing, photography and documentary work have appeared in dozens of publications, including The Guardian, The Tyee, the Globe & Mail and PBS NewsHour.

He holds a Master’s of Journalism from the University of British Columbia and previously worked as a staff reporter at a local newspaper, where he wrote features, shot photos, and covered the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Phone
604-345-8450
Email
slabbe@glaciermedia.ca

Recent Work by Stefan

In B.C., the government will now pay for 75% of an EV charging station

In B.C., the government will now pay for 75% of an EV charging station

Installing an EV in your home, apartment or city just got a little cheaper in B.C. after the federal government chipped in to the province's rebate program.
Decision on future of B.C. salmon farms to come within 'weeks,' says DFO

Decision on future of B.C. salmon farms to come within 'weeks,' says DFO

B.C. politicians were targeted in sea lice office 'outbreak' as the federal government says its within weeks of making a decision on the province's salmon farm industry — a move meant to protect wild Pacific salmon from disease.
Whale mail? Canada Post reveals stamps to spotlight endangered species

Whale mail? Canada Post reveals stamps to spotlight endangered species

The five stamps are meant to bring attention to five endangered whale species across Canada, including the southern resident killer whale.
Cute animals in distress could help you recycle better, finds B.C. study

Cute animals in distress could help you recycle better, finds B.C. study

Could images of the consequences of pollution help people recycle better at a time waste is growing in Metro Vancouver? A new workplace study offers a cheap solution.
B.C. First Nation Elders say salmon catches have dropped 83%

B.C. First Nation Elders say salmon catches have dropped 83%

In 48 interviews, Elders recounted decades of fishing experiences and how they fear factors out of their control — like climate change, fish farms and disease — put salmon most at risk.
Citizen scientist tracking threatened birds near Fairy Creek denied court intervention

Citizen scientist tracking threatened birds near Fairy Creek denied court intervention

In an attempt to monitor threatened bird populations, a UBC professor and 'avid birder' sought a judicial review over the province's approval to build gates meant to block access to a controversial logging tenure surrounding Fairy Creek.
Coastal GasLink fined $170K for pumping trench water into wetlands

Coastal GasLink fined $170K for pumping trench water into wetlands

Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd. is required to take measures to protect sensitive wetlands, rivers and streams from the dangerous effects of eroded sediment on water quality. After several visits between October 2021 and April 2022, it was found out of compliance.
Why COVID-19 killed more in some Canadian neighbourhoods than others

Why COVID-19 killed more in some Canadian neighbourhoods than others

A Statistics Canada study found that in 2020, Canadian neighbourhoods with higher concentrations of seniors died at a rate nearly six times higher than the Canadian average; in immigrant dominated communities, the mortality rate was 2.6 times higher.
Pandemic paves way for new B.C. car-share programs — including renting out your vehicle

Pandemic paves way for new B.C. car-share programs — including renting out your vehicle

The cost to rent a car in Canada skyrocketed by nearly 32% in 2021. A handful of start-ups are rising up to challenge an old business model — from Tesla-curious car shares to a new way for people to rent out their own vehicle.
B.C. court allows case against Henry's COVID-19 vaccination order to proceed

B.C. court allows case against Henry's COVID-19 vaccination order to proceed

The case, said the judge, brings forward "important and complex" health-care issues "that transcend the interests of those directly involved."