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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

'Confluence of bad air': How climate change is undermining B.C.'s air quality

'Confluence of bad air': How climate change is undermining B.C.'s air quality

In 2021, 16 municipalities exceeded provincial or federal air quality standards for PM 2.5, ozone or sulphur dioxide. Experts say climate change is driving a worrying trend.
What's in Canada's new climate adaptation strategy?

What's in Canada's new climate adaptation strategy?

Canada has released its plan to adapt to a changing planet. Experts say it's up to all levels of government and ordinary Canadians to see it through.
B.C. long-term care homes face 'dangerous gap' in services, claims group

B.C. long-term care homes face 'dangerous gap' in services, claims group

The group representing speech-language pathologists in B.C. says the government needs to increase funding for their profession to better support those in long-term care.
Avian flu leads to B.C. turkey shortage ahead of Christmas

Avian flu leads to B.C. turkey shortage ahead of Christmas

A 20% shortfall among B.C. turkey producers is expected to last through Christmas, says the BC Poultry Association.
What's B.C.'s risk when it comes to fracking-triggered earthquakes?

What's B.C.'s risk when it comes to fracking-triggered earthquakes?

After three November earthquakes were linked to a fracking operation in northeastern B.C., one scientist asks, is the region a 'loaded bullet' waiting to go off?
18-year-old stabbed to death in B.C. school parking lot

18-year-old stabbed to death in B.C. school parking lot

Despite all attempts to revive the teen, he succumbed to his injuries.
How Canada's biggest cities are losing their green space

How Canada's biggest cities are losing their green space

Canada biggest cities have lost their green spaces at staggering rates over the past two decades, new data from Statistics Canada has revealed.
B.C.'s 2021 floods a 'toxic soup' of fecal coliform, fuel and cocaine

B.C.'s 2021 floods a 'toxic soup' of fecal coliform, fuel and cocaine

The report, which described wildlife and human habitat blurring during the flood, found 59 substances exceeded pan-Canadian environmental quality guidelines, and in some cases, concentrations grew as flood waters receded.
Metro Vancouver gas prices could drop to levels not seen since January

Metro Vancouver gas prices could drop to levels not seen since January

One petroleum analyst from GasBuddy says the price of a litre of regular gasoline could drop by as much as 20 cents in the coming week, and even more the week after.
B.C. scientist helps build 'risk of extinction' tool for biggest fish

B.C. scientist helps build 'risk of extinction' tool for biggest fish

A shark expert from B.C.'s Simon Fraser University has helped create a tool to measure the biodiversity of the ocean's biggest predatory fish, and conversely, their risk of extinction.
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