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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

UPDATE: School cancelled as broken water main shuts off taps to Port Moody neighbourhood

UPDATE: School cancelled as broken water main shuts off taps to Port Moody neighbourhood

A broken water main in Port Moody has left a neighbourhood without water and forced a local elementary class to cancel classes.
B.C. parks get $83-million funding boost for new campgrounds, amenities

B.C. parks get $83-million funding boost for new campgrounds, amenities

'It’s not anywhere near what we asked for, but I do really think this is a step in the right direction,' says outdoor recreation advocate.
Gym, saw and knife manufacturer latest Port Coquitlam businesses shut over COVID-19 clusters

Gym, saw and knife manufacturer latest Port Coquitlam businesses shut over COVID-19 clusters

A Port Coquitlam gym and manufacturer were shut down in recent days due to transmission of COVID-19 among staff
Police step up patrols after targeted murder at Coquitlam park

Police step up patrols after targeted murder at Coquitlam park

A 20-old-man has been identified in a brazen targeted shooting in a Coquitlam park Monday night in what police say may be related to the drug trade or an ongoing gang war in the Lower Mainland.
Port Coquitlam deemed ‘high-risk community,’ targeted for COVID-19 vaccination

Port Coquitlam deemed ‘high-risk community,’ targeted for COVID-19 vaccination

Port Coquitlam is among 13 communities targeted in a new campaign to vaccinate those aged 40 to 50 with the AstraZeneca vaccine
Business investigated as suspected drug lab near Port Coquitlam school

Business investigated as suspected drug lab near Port Coquitlam school

A Port Coquitlam business adjacent to a middle school is under investigation after police seized lab equipment officers believe was used in a drug manufacturing operation; the RCMP Federal Clandestine Laboratory and Enforcement Team has been called in to dispose of any hazardous materials
Port Moody woman speaks out after getting racially attacked in Coquitlam park (VIDEO)

Port Moody woman speaks out after getting racially attacked in Coquitlam park (VIDEO)

The incident came the same day Burnaby RCMP said it had found a 350% jump in anti-Asian hate crimes last year — one of many jurisdictions dealing with a rise in racism targeting people of Asian descent during the pandemic
Letter: Belcarra pay parking scheme an opportunistic 'dip into our pockets'

Letter: Belcarra pay parking scheme an opportunistic 'dip into our pockets'

Letter writer argues that last summer's 'parking debacle' gave Metro Vancouver an excuse to implement a pay parking 'cash grab'
Henry sends mixed messages on outdoor gatherings ahead of hot weekend

Henry sends mixed messages on outdoor gatherings ahead of hot weekend

B.C. provincial health officer has left a public health order allowing up to 10 people to gather outside while stating, 'Even if we can see people outside of our household, we shouldn’t right now.'
B.C. parks get $83-million funding boost for new campgrounds, amenities

B.C. parks get $83-million funding boost for new campgrounds, amenities

'It’s not anywhere near what we asked for, but I do really think this is a step in the right direction,' says outdoor recreation advocate.