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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

Why this West Vancouver woman hasn’t eaten for 10 days

Why this West Vancouver woman hasn’t eaten for 10 days

Susan Bibbings says she will continue her climate hunger strike for up to 30 or 40 days — the point she says she risks her life
Man found shot in car in Surrey was from Edmonton

Man found shot in car in Surrey was from Edmonton

The man, who succumbed to his injuries Tuesday, has been identified as 27-year-old Richard Ofosuhene of Edmonton, Alta.
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.
Climate change threatening butterflies’ pollen-collecting powers, find B.C. researchers

Climate change threatening butterflies’ pollen-collecting powers, find B.C. researchers

An integral part of a vast array of insect pollinators, the shrinking of butterflies due to rising temperatures could have drastic consequences for agriculture
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
Homicide team called to Surrey after man found dying in running vehicle

Homicide team called to Surrey after man found dying in running vehicle

A man found passed out in his vehicle in Surrey has died of his injuries. Police say 'criminality is believed to be a factor' and have cordoned off the area as part of their investigation.
B.C. gas prices forecast to climb past $2

B.C. gas prices forecast to climb past $2

If the Gas Wizard forecast proves accurate, it would represent a more than 7% price increase in less than 24 hours.
Campfire ban to be lifted across B.C.’s coast

Campfire ban to be lifted across B.C.’s coast

A campfire ban in place since August 2022 will end Sept. 20 at 12 p.m. Pacific Time after rainfall and cooler temperatures lowered the risk of wildfire across much of B.C.'s coast
B.C. whales have their own police — but is it enough to fend off humans?

B.C. whales have their own police — but is it enough to fend off humans?

B.C.'s Whale Protection Unit is having an impact. But critics and officers say Canada is falling behind Washington State's approach when it comes to fines, permitting and manpower.
'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.