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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

Vancouver-area island put on flood evacuation alert

Vancouver-area island put on flood evacuation alert

Residents with pets or livestock are being asked to move the animals to a safe location. If an evacuation order is given, people will be prioritized over animals on the local ferry.
What is B.C. doing to prevent another Lytton?

What is B.C. doing to prevent another Lytton?

A year after Lytton, B.C., burned in a wildfire, Glacier Media caught up with Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth to talk about rebuilding the village and what's being done to make sure it doesn't happen again.
Rising temperatures threatening bumblebees, finds B.C. researcher

Rising temperatures threatening bumblebees, finds B.C. researcher

One of the most important pollinators in the world, bumblebees are facing increasing pressure from rising temperatures, finds a new study. Here are some ways you can help.
What it's like getting an abortion as a foreigner in Canada

What it's like getting an abortion as a foreigner in Canada

One woman's experience and its implications the day the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and ended 50 years of constitutionally protected abortion rights for Americans
Economic side of 'Green New Deal' launches in B.C., says federal minister

Economic side of 'Green New Deal' launches in B.C., says federal minister

Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson spoke to Glacier Media about the government's plan to usher in a decarbonized economy.
Almost half of Canadians are ready to buy an electric vehicle, says poll

Almost half of Canadians are ready to buy an electric vehicle, says poll

The number of Canadians looking to buy electric vehicles in 2022 has hit its highest level yet, with B.C. leading the way, according to a new poll from professional services firm Ernst & Young Global Limited.
Feds move to phase out open net salmon farms in B.C.

Feds move to phase out open net salmon farms in B.C.

A decision on how the farms will be removed from the Pacific will be released next spring.
Feds funnel $207M to B.C. to build back from 2021 disasters

Feds funnel $207M to B.C. to build back from 2021 disasters

The federal government is also sending money to several B.C. Indian Bands to assess land that was permanently washed away during the November 2021 floods.
Group floats class-action suit to clear out B.C. old-growth blockaders

Group floats class-action suit to clear out B.C. old-growth blockaders

The group — calling itself Clear the Road — is asking anyone who has their commute disrupted "to document the harm they suffer."
Canada sees 40K+ excess deaths since start of COVID-19 pandemic

Canada sees 40K+ excess deaths since start of COVID-19 pandemic

During the Omicron wave in January 2022, excess deaths spiked, especially in places like B.C. and Quebec, where the number of unexpected deaths climbed 20% above what was expected if the pandemic never happened.