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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

'Factory-built housing' linchpin in solving Canada's housing crisis, says former mayor

'Factory-built housing' linchpin in solving Canada's housing crisis, says former mayor

Co-chair of housing and climate task force says B.C. forestry industry to play key role in building 5.8 million homes through 'factorization' of Canadian housing.
B.C.-based climate activist seeks deportation stay in Federal Court

B.C.-based climate activist seeks deportation stay in Federal Court

If approved, the application to the Federal Court would allow Save Old Growth co-founder Zain Haq to stay in Canada as a permanent resident, says his lawyer.
A 'vicious cycle' is scaring away investment from B.C. forests, says industry

A 'vicious cycle' is scaring away investment from B.C. forests, says industry

At an annual meeting of forest executives and insiders, industry offered a consistent message: dwindling wood fibre and regulatory uncertainty is scaring away investment in B.C.
Most British Columbians want mining companies to pay for pollution, says poll

Most British Columbians want mining companies to pay for pollution, says poll

“British Columbians are worried they’re going to be left with the bill to clean up this mess," says advocate.
Fans offer 'negligible' cooling past 33 C, find Canadian scientists

Fans offer 'negligible' cooling past 33 C, find Canadian scientists

The results suggest some extreme heat guides recently circulated to the public — including one promoted in a Google Search feature — could be handing out potentially dangerous information. 
Heart patients in green environments live longer, finds B.C. scientist

Heart patients in green environments live longer, finds B.C. scientist

UBC researcher finds heart patients who lived closer to green spaces had a 7% lower risk of mortality.
Canadians facing 'energy poverty' need $42B to escape, says report

Canadians facing 'energy poverty' need $42B to escape, says report

Pembina Institute report calls for billions of dollars in spending to help low-income Canadians escape energy poverty while making their homes more efficient. 
New B.C. liquor policy coming to wineries, breweries

New B.C. liquor policy coming to wineries, breweries

The new measures will allow people to consume alcohol samples at a time experts say the industry is struggling.
New rules mean B.C. drivers must keep further away from cyclists

New rules mean B.C. drivers must keep further away from cyclists

The transportation minister says it's another step "in modernizing our rules to keep up with new technologies that are changing how people are getting around."
Sustainable farming does pay off, B.C. scientists find

Sustainable farming does pay off, B.C. scientists find

Replacing single-crop farming with a diversity of plants, animals and farming techniques will not lead to a decline in food production and farmers' income; but it will reduce negative impacts on the environment and climate, says a new study.
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