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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.

Recent Work by Stefan

B.C. gas company wants all new homes hooked up to renewable gas

B.C. gas company wants all new homes hooked up to renewable gas

FortisBC has filed an application to the BC Utilities Commission to approve a plan making all new builds wanting a gas hookup automatically receive renewable gas
Fish populations are shifting around the planet and 'someone is going to lose out,' says UBC researcher

Fish populations are shifting around the planet and 'someone is going to lose out,' says UBC researcher

By 2100, nearly half of the world’s shared fish stocks are expected to shift to neighbouring countries or international waters, says a new UBC study
B.C. First Nation 'outraged' over Alaskan salmon interceptions

B.C. First Nation 'outraged' over Alaskan salmon interceptions

Tŝilhqot’in Nation tribal chair Joe Alphonse is demanding a seat at the Canada-U.S. bilateral negotiations to address Alaskan fishers intercepting salmon headed for B.C. rivers
'I'm melting': How B.C. is healing long-haul COVID-19 patients

'I'm melting': How B.C. is healing long-haul COVID-19 patients

As COVID long-haulers seek a way out of a set of debilitating symptoms, the head of one B.C. long-COVID clinic worries Omicron could trigger a wave of patients
Alaskan fishers intercepting B.C. salmon at 'jarring' rate

Alaskan fishers intercepting B.C. salmon at 'jarring' rate

A new report says the majority of 800,000 sockeye salmon caught in southern Alaska in 2021 were headed to B.C. rivers. The preliminary data comes as Pacific salmon face major declines and B.C. fishers are severely restricted from fishing in their own waters.
B.C. ICU units projected to be overwhelmed in coming weeks, says independent modelling group

B.C. ICU units projected to be overwhelmed in coming weeks, says independent modelling group

More than 2,000 COVID-19 patients could land in B.C.'s intensive care units over the next few weeks, new modelling shows
I think I got Omicron — it got weird but at least I'm not in hospital

I think I got Omicron — it got weird but at least I'm not in hospital

As the Omicron strain burns through the population, COVID-19 continues to lead to some strange and hard to explain symptoms
Independent group calls on B.C. to declare 3-week 'circuit-breaker' lockdown

Independent group calls on B.C. to declare 3-week 'circuit-breaker' lockdown

The lockdown would help reduce community transmission, according to Protecting Our Province
B.C. floods among world's most devastating climate events of 2021

B.C. floods among world's most devastating climate events of 2021

The full cost of flooding in B.C. is still being assessed, but according to one estimate, November flooding places B.C. as the world's fifth most expensive extreme weather event in 2021.
How one B.C. group, First Nations bought out trophy hunters

How one B.C. group, First Nations bought out trophy hunters

Foreign licences to hunt black bears fell 23-fold last year during the pandemic. As the hunting guide outfitter industry looks to bounce back, opponents are expanding an alternative: pay trophy hunting guides to stop hunting.