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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.

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604-345-8450
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slabbe@glaciermedia.ca

Recent Work by Stefan

Pandemic car-buying spree threatens B.C. climate targets

Pandemic car-buying spree threatens B.C. climate targets

As some cities find a way to avoid a surge in car ownership, they offer lessons for others — and hope that B.C.'s transportation sector can still fight rising greenhouse gas emissions.
69% of British Columbians support suing 'Big Oil'

69% of British Columbians support suing 'Big Oil'

A new survey shows 4.2% of British Columbians were found to be climate deniers, while majorities across urban, suburban and rural B.C. backed suing fossil fuel companies for local damages.
'A no-brainer': 56% of Canadian parents say proper disposal of drugs not essential

'A no-brainer': 56% of Canadian parents say proper disposal of drugs not essential

According to a recent study, that attitude is putting both the environment and people at risk.
British Columbians can now get $9,000 in EV rebates

British Columbians can now get $9,000 in EV rebates

The B.C. government is increasing the maximum electric vehicle rebate to $4,000 in a new program targeting individuals who earn less than $80,000 per year.
In B.C., the heat warnings came and these three workers tried to cope

In B.C., the heat warnings came and these three workers tried to cope

A baker, a construction worker and a paramedic recount how they cope under a B.C. heat wave.
How B.C. paramedics treat heat illness just changed — so why isn't the public being told?

How B.C. paramedics treat heat illness just changed — so why isn't the public being told?

B.C. paramedic guidelines changed in June saying the best way to save a person with severe heat illness is to immerse them in cold water. The author of the updated guidelines worries the message isn't getting through to staff or the public.
Canada sued in federal court over B.C. oil and gas 'sleeper' permits

Canada sued in federal court over B.C. oil and gas 'sleeper' permits

Two environmental groups are suing the Canadian government for what they claim are unlawful extensions of offshore oil and gas permits dating back to the 1960s.
Blanket metaphor helps convince people climate change isn't natural, finds study

Blanket metaphor helps convince people climate change isn't natural, finds study

Researchers found basic information about the human causes of climate change can convince people people across the political spectrum.
Like a 'baking tin': Wildlife group calls for bear trap ban during heat wave

Like a 'baking tin': Wildlife group calls for bear trap ban during heat wave

"We all know that dogs and children can't be left in cars in this kind of extreme heat, even with the windows cracked," says the BC Bear Alliance. "A bear in a baking tin is no different."
Wuhan market ground zero for COVID-19 pandemic, confirm two studies

Wuhan market ground zero for COVID-19 pandemic, confirm two studies

“There's a very, very strong case that the Huanan market was indeed the epicentre,” said one of the researchers.