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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

Canada’s largest sustainable forestry program accused of greenwashing

Canada’s largest sustainable forestry program accused of greenwashing

A complaint to Canada's Competition Bureau claims Canada's largest forestry certification process acts as an industry shield used to 'greenwash' logging and forestry operations on a massive scale
Could driving without winter tires in B.C. void your insurance?

Could driving without winter tires in B.C. void your insurance?

No, but it could affect how much you pay out in the end, says one Vancouver lawyer.
84% of Canadians worried about the future of wildlife, says poll

84% of Canadians worried about the future of wildlife, says poll

The survey data comes ahead of a landmark biodiversity conference in Montreal, where delegates are looking to establish a new global framework that would protect habitats and ecosystems around the world.
Extreme weather cost B.C. up to $17B in damages last year, says report

Extreme weather cost B.C. up to $17B in damages last year, says report

"It's a big number. But I don't think anyone will be surprised."
One-fifth of known Canadian species face some risk of extinction

One-fifth of known Canadian species face some risk of extinction

Canada is home to about 80,000 species (not including viruses or bacteria).
'Confluence of bad air': How climate change is undermining B.C.'s air quality

'Confluence of bad air': How climate change is undermining B.C.'s air quality

In 2021, 16 municipalities exceeded provincial or federal air quality standards for PM 2.5, ozone or sulphur dioxide. Experts say climate change is driving a worrying trend.
What's in Canada's new climate adaptation strategy?

What's in Canada's new climate adaptation strategy?

Canada has released its plan to adapt to a changing planet. Experts say it's up to all levels of government and ordinary Canadians to see it through.
B.C. long-term care homes face 'dangerous gap' in services, claims group

B.C. long-term care homes face 'dangerous gap' in services, claims group

The group representing speech-language pathologists in B.C. says the government needs to increase funding for their profession to better support those in long-term care.
Avian flu leads to B.C. turkey shortage ahead of Christmas

Avian flu leads to B.C. turkey shortage ahead of Christmas

A 20% shortfall among B.C. turkey producers is expected to last through Christmas, says the BC Poultry Association.
What's B.C.'s risk when it comes to fracking-triggered earthquakes?

What's B.C.'s risk when it comes to fracking-triggered earthquakes?

After three November earthquakes were linked to a fracking operation in northeastern B.C., one scientist asks, is the region a 'loaded bullet' waiting to go off?
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