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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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Recent Work by Stefan

Researchers pull record-breaking, 100-year-old white sturgeon from B.C. river

Researchers pull record-breaking, 100-year-old white sturgeon from B.C. river

At over 293 centimetres (9.6 feet) long and 152.7 kilograms (336 pounds), the female white sturgeon was the biggest pulled from the Nechako River in modern history.
Vancouver votes down plan to delay climate action

Vancouver votes down plan to delay climate action

Vancouver city council voted down a staff recommendation to delay a zero-emissions building plan to help reduce a backlog in building permit applications — three other measures passed.
B.C.'s wildfire forecast 'not looking good'

B.C.'s wildfire forecast 'not looking good'

BC Wildfire Service says suppression tactics will be challenged and fire size will increase if southern B.C.'s dry weather trend continues
Big money for B.C. salmon falls short on recovery plans, oversight, says conservation group

Big money for B.C. salmon falls short on recovery plans, oversight, says conservation group

$647 million in funding for salmon was announced Tuesday, but environmentalists say it's missing key plans to protect endangered coho, chinook and sockeye.
Vancouver to vote on delaying climate action amid permit backlog, pressure from gas lobby

Vancouver to vote on delaying climate action amid permit backlog, pressure from gas lobby

Amid pressure from an industry group and a rising backlog of permit applications, Vancouver city council will vote on whether to delay a zero-emissions building plan slated to come into effect next year.
7 popular fish and seafood species British Columbians should be mindful of

7 popular fish and seafood species British Columbians should be mindful of

As Ocean Wise works with local businesses and restaurants to keep unsustainable seafood off the shelf, here's a list of what you should and shouldn't eat.
21 things you may not know about Canada's Indian Act

21 things you may not know about Canada's Indian Act

More than a week since the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation announced ground-penetrating radar had located what are believed to be the remains of 215 children, one expert says it's time Canadians start learning their buried history, starting with the Indian Act.
FortisBC advocates for mixed gas-electric future

FortisBC advocates for mixed gas-electric future

A FortisBC-commissioned report suggests a mixed gas-electric future will still meet B.C.'s climate emission reduction targets and will save $100 billion.
Canadian Coast Guard destroys Indigenous man's boat — he's then sued to cover $8,500 bill

Canadian Coast Guard destroys Indigenous man's boat — he's then sued to cover $8,500 bill

A Campbell River man is being fined over $8,500 in federal court after the Canadian Coast Guard destroyed his boat.
Oil and gas exports could make Canada's emission targets impossible, report shows

Oil and gas exports could make Canada's emission targets impossible, report shows

A new report on Canada's oil and gas sector calls on the government to kill the Trans Mountain expansion and new LNG projects if the country has a hope of meeting the federal target of net-zero emissions by 2050.