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Stefan Labbé

Stefan Labbé

Stefan Labbé covers Climate and Environment solutions across British Columbia for Glacier Media. A former digital reporter at the Tri-City News, his work has appeared in the Guardian, the Globe & Mail and PBS Newshour.

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Metro Vancouver utility fees could spike to almost $1,000 by 2026

Metro Vancouver utility fees could spike to almost $1,000 by 2026

Metro Vancouver recommends raising fees by 65% by 2026 to pay for big upgrades to the region's water and sewer infrastructure.
Nearly 33,000 British Columbians displaced by wildfire in 2021

Nearly 33,000 British Columbians displaced by wildfire in 2021

Stuck in Merritt motel, two 82-year-old survivors of the Lytton fire are among at least 340 people across B.C. still without a home. Experts say climate change will only increase the number of Canadians internally displaced by fire and flood.
Children's health, cognitive abilities depend on access to nature: Metro Vancouver study

Children's health, cognitive abilities depend on access to nature: Metro Vancouver study

A massive University of British Columbia study tracking 27,372 children across Metro Vancouver found those who live near green spaces achieved better results on early childhood development tests, partly due to lowered exposure to traffic-related air and noise pollution.
B.C. whale-watching guide fined $10K for approaching killer whales

B.C. whale-watching guide fined $10K for approaching killer whales

The court ruling stems from a May 2019 incident. Environmental groups have recently called on DFO to ramp up patrols, prosecutions and penalties for whale-watching operators 'routinely violating' legally established buffer zones set up for threatened killer whales.
New database shows Canada's highest-polluting cities, what needs to change

New database shows Canada's highest-polluting cities, what needs to change

Where does your community need to reduce emissions the most? A new tool helps more than 4,000 towns and cities across Canada calculates emissions and their biggest sources.
Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs demand banks divest from gas pipeline

Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs demand banks divest from gas pipeline

Letter serves as a 'formal notice' the pipeline project doesn’t have the consent of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs.
'Climate refugees' urgently need legal protection: report

'Climate refugees' urgently need legal protection: report

Report calls for the creation of a new international legal regime that protects so-called 'climate refugees.'
This Vancouver landfill could soon heat your home. Should it?

This Vancouver landfill could soon heat your home. Should it?

An estimated 485,000 tonnes of carbon-dioxide equivalent are expected to be removed from the atmosphere over the next decade — but what are the limitations of renewable gas?
'We're so frustrated': Lytton resident questions why rebuild is taking so long

'We're so frustrated': Lytton resident questions why rebuild is taking so long

When the town of Paradise, California burned in 2018, residents were allowed back in on their own after six weeks. So why has it taken so long in Lytton?
Lytton residents say TSB investigation 'flawed,' demand to be interviewed

Lytton residents say TSB investigation 'flawed,' demand to be interviewed

No link was found between railway operations and the devastating fire that levelled the Fraser Canyon village earlier this year.