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Stefan Labbé

Stefan Labbé

Stefan Labbé is The Tri-City News' digital reporter and the lead journalist on our social media channels. He covers politics, crime and a variety of other topics, and shoots photographs. A native of Galiano Island, he is a graduate of the UBC Graduate School of Journalism who has lived in Mexico, Australia, the U.S. and South Korea.

Recent Work by Stefan

40 outdoor patios open for business in Coquitlam (MAP)

40 outdoor patios open for business in Coquitlam (MAP)

The interactive map lists over 300 Coquitlam eateries offering patio and outdoor dining, as well as take-out and delivery services
Temperatures could reach 25 C in Coquitlam this weekend

Temperatures could reach 25 C in Coquitlam this weekend

Environment Canada predicts highs for inland Metro Vancouver to steadily climb from 21 C on Wednesday to 25 C by Saturday
Temperatures to hit 20 C next week in Coquitlam

Temperatures to hit 20 C next week in Coquitlam

Temperatures across the Tri-Cities are forecast to soar next week, reaching 20 C by Thursday, April 15
Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam groups receive $35k to combat racism, discrimination

Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam groups receive $35k to combat racism, discrimination

Five groups across Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam have received a combined $35,000 in grants from the province to tackle racism in their communities.
COVID-19 vaccinations just opened up for every B.C. resident over 65

COVID-19 vaccinations just opened up for every B.C. resident over 65

The B.C. government opened up its age-based vaccination program to everyone over the age of 65 Thursday in a move that expands vaccine availability to the largest cohort yet. Previously, the aged-based program had been moving down one year at a time.
Pipe bomb 'swatting' hoax led to Port Moody school evacuation

Pipe bomb 'swatting' hoax led to Port Moody school evacuation

Port Moody police said there has been a rise in 'swatting' calls throughout the Tri-Cities over the past week; it's not yet clear who is responsible
Tri-City COVID-19 cases jump again to new record

Tri-City COVID-19 cases jump again to new record

New COVID-19 cases set yet another record last week across Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam and Port Moody, surging over 17% to 381 new cases
Evacuated Port Moody middle school back in class

Evacuated Port Moody middle school back in class

Students and staff have been evacuated from a middle school in Port Moody Thursday morning provoking an ongoing police response. No details on the nature of the incident have been disclosed
34 trees cut down next door leaves Coquitlam woman 'sobbing'

34 trees cut down next door leaves Coquitlam woman 'sobbing'

A Coquitlam woman is mourning the loss of 34 trees a developer is cutting down to make room for a 29-storey residential tower, but the city says all protocols were followed
Pistol grip shotgun seized in triple arrest after Coquitlam break-in

Pistol grip shotgun seized in triple arrest after Coquitlam break-in

Among the items seized in the arrests, Coquitlam RCMP has taken possession of a suspected cache of drugs, two imitation firearms and two cases of art supplies