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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

'They're afraid': Coalition calls for police-free vaccine clinics for B.C.'s undocumented workers

'They're afraid': Coalition calls for police-free vaccine clinics for B.C.'s undocumented workers

270 organizations signed a letter addressed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and all 10 premiers calling for “clear guarantees” and “effective measures” to ensure vaccine access to both migrant farm workers and an estimated 500,000 undocumented people living in Canada
Vaccinating B.C.'s essential workers sooner could save over 600 lives: study

Vaccinating B.C.'s essential workers sooner could save over 600 lives: study

Bumping essential workers up the vaccine queue could prevent over 200,000 infections and save over 600 lives across British Columbia, according to a new study from a Simon Fraser University researcher
'Mingling' asymptomatic patron led to Port Moody pub super-spreader event: industry group

'Mingling' asymptomatic patron led to Port Moody pub super-spreader event: industry group

'Now the business is getting blamed for something the patrons did,' claims head of industry organization representing bars and pubs amid WorkSafeBC violations
Tenant allegedly skips out on rent, Port Coquitlam single mom left with $14k tab

Tenant allegedly skips out on rent, Port Coquitlam single mom left with $14k tab

A Port Coquitlam mother stuck with over $14,000 in mortgage and utility bills after a tenant reportedly skipped out on five months of rent says she's been left frustrated by an overburdened legal system backed up by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fraser Health rolls out ‘streamlined' notification for COVID-19 school exposures

Fraser Health rolls out ‘streamlined' notification for COVID-19 school exposures

Following public feedback, Fraser Health has changed the way it is informing parents and staff of a COVID-19 exposure event, cluster or outbreak
Coquitlam area students investigated for levelling threats, racial slurs on video chat app

Coquitlam area students investigated for levelling threats, racial slurs on video chat app

School District 43 says it is taking steps to address the incident, including referring the matter to RCMP and other community partners
Monthly visits to this Tri-Cities park tripled compared to last year

Monthly visits to this Tri-Cities park tripled compared to last year

Belcarra Regional Park's 184% spike in monthly traffic marks the second biggest surge in visits among all Metro Vancouver parks; tourism and outdoor recreation groups are once again renewing a call to take pressure off the Metro park system by opening up a B.C. Park on Coquitlam’s doorstep  
Fraser Health will return to vaccinate at Port Coquitlam long-term care home under COVID-19 outbreak

Fraser Health will return to vaccinate at Port Coquitlam long-term care home under COVID-19 outbreak

Public health teams are returning to Shaughnessy Care Centre in Port Coquitlam this week to offer a first shot to anyone who missed the earlier immunization clinic and a second dose to the rest, a spokesperson for Fraser Health said Thursday
UPDATE: Cougar sighting near two Coquitlam schools prompts lunchtime lockout

UPDATE: Cougar sighting near two Coquitlam schools prompts lunchtime lockout

Two schools near the Coquitlam Crunch were warned of a cougar in the area, leading to a lunchtime lockout and new student pickup protocol
Coquitlam Safeway hit with COVID-19 as local cases surge

Coquitlam Safeway hit with COVID-19 as local cases surge

A Safeway off Austin Avenue in Coquitlam is under investigation after at least one worker tested positive for COVID-19