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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

B.C.'s urban forests are failing poor and racialized communities, says study

B.C.'s urban forests are failing poor and racialized communities, says study

A report looking at 12 Canadian cities, including Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, Abbotsford and Vancouver, found urban trees and their cooling effects are largely concentrated in rich, white neighbourhoods.
B.C. doctors file request to investigate Canadian Gas Association over 'greenwashing'

B.C. doctors file request to investigate Canadian Gas Association over 'greenwashing'

In an application to Canada's Competition Bureau, several health workers allege the Canadian Gas Association ran a false and misleading advertising campaign promoting LNG as a clean fuel source.
Metro Vancouver gas prices set to top North American record

Metro Vancouver gas prices set to top North American record

West Coast supply problems are leading to record gas prices in Vancouver, says one expert.
B.C. researchers just invented a plastic replacement that could help prevent wildfires

B.C. researchers just invented a plastic replacement that could help prevent wildfires

UBC researchers pulled cellulose from wood fuels left in B.C.'s forests. They then repurposed it into a biodegradable film that mimics plastic, helping solve two problems at once.
70 family-friendly places you can watch salmon migrate in B.C.

70 family-friendly places you can watch salmon migrate in B.C.

2022 is forecast to be a dominant year for Fraser River sockeye salmon. As the red fish run up British Columbia's rivers and streams, here are dozens of places you can observe them.
Former B.C. child actor sentenced to life in prison for killing mother

Former B.C. child actor sentenced to life in prison for killing mother

Former Riverdale actor Ryan Grantham was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 14 years for the 2020 murder of his mother in Squamish, B.C.
These B.C. researchers want to study your dog

These B.C. researchers want to study your dog

Researchers at the University of British Columbia's newly opened Human-Animal Interaction Lab are looking for four-legged participants. The goal: Understand the mind of canines, including what makes them happy
'Wrong direction': Feds called out for approving 3 B.C. fish farm expansions

'Wrong direction': Feds called out for approving 3 B.C. fish farm expansions

Tofino-based Clayoquot Action says the expansions are in direct conflict with a federal promise to transition from open-net pen salmon farming.
Plan to create vast B.C. network of protected ocean opens to public

Plan to create vast B.C. network of protected ocean opens to public

The marine protected area network would stretch from Campbell River on Vancouver Island to the Alaskan border. But first, it must pass a public engagement phase.
B.C. government cancels school for Queen's funeral

B.C. government cancels school for Queen's funeral

Premier John Horgan said K-12 public schools and public post-secondary institutions would close Sept. 19 alongside most Crown corporations to mark Queen Elizabeth II's funeral.