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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

Alaskan tribes claim B.C. mining threatens health of their rivers

Alaskan tribes claim B.C. mining threatens health of their rivers

Fifteen Alaskan tribes submitted a claim to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights this week saying B.C. mining is threatening their right to a healthy environment.
B.C. called on to protect caribou with logging moratorium

B.C. called on to protect caribou with logging moratorium

The interim logging moratorium would apply to a huge swath of B.C. caribou habitat, from the Idaho border to the Peace region. One major forestry company said it would 'undermine the future' of its mills.
B.C. boosts green rebates amid record deficit

B.C. boosts green rebates amid record deficit

In addition to a 25% boost in the BC Family Benefit Bonus, British Columbians will see a 10% increase in the Climate Action Tax Credit and a one-time $100 rebate on their hydro bill.
Scientists to model health impacts of gas flaring at Squamish LNG plant

Scientists to model health impacts of gas flaring at Squamish LNG plant

The satellite emissions data from LNG facilities already built outside of B.C. will help the researchers model how flaring could spread a number of pollutants across the Howe Sound region.
B.C.'s fruit production drops amid climate and market pressures

B.C.'s fruit production drops amid climate and market pressures

In B.C., grapes and blueberries took the biggest hits as extreme heat and cold impacted crops.
Swings in winter temperature disrupting B.C. bird life, say rehab groups

Swings in winter temperature disrupting B.C. bird life, say rehab groups

After a winter of temperature swings, reports of birds breeding at least a month earlier than normal has one wildlife rehabilitation centre concerned.
B.C. researchers discover rare brain disease in children

B.C. researchers discover rare brain disease in children

The disease, which is associated with developmental delays and seizures, represents one of thousands of rare diseases affecting one in 25 children born in B.C.
B.C. ministry's failures at landfill leads to dead bear, $21,500 penalty

B.C. ministry's failures at landfill leads to dead bear, $21,500 penalty

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure was penalized for years of failures to properly reign in litter and electrify a fence at a landfill in northern B.C.
In B.C., inflation threatens local government's climate plans

In B.C., inflation threatens local government's climate plans

Staff at the District of Saanich have become the first in Canada to propose an aggressive solution to close the fiscal gap and balance the district's budget: sue the world's largest oil and gas companies. 
75% of Vancouver-area residents without AC face dangerous temperatures, report finds

75% of Vancouver-area residents without AC face dangerous temperatures, report finds

The region will experience extreme heat waves like the one in 2021 every five to 10 years by 2040, according to scientific research.
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