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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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Recent Work by Stefan

Canada to ban open net fish farms in B.C. by 2029

Canada to ban open net fish farms in B.C. by 2029

The Canadian federal government says it will ban open net salmon farms in British Columbia starting in 2029 in a plan that will renew more than 60 licences across the province for another five years.
B.C. Greens to back guaranteed basic income, says party leader

B.C. Greens to back guaranteed basic income, says party leader

Sonia Furstenau says Greens still debating details of party election platform, but basic income proposal likely to target three vulnerable groups.
B.C. lowers rebate cap on electric vehicles, triggers industry backlash

B.C. lowers rebate cap on electric vehicles, triggers industry backlash

On Tuesday, B.C.'s $4,000 rebate for vehicles deemed electric 'cars' was restricted to models that cost $50,000 or less — a $5,000 reduction from the previous cap.
Dinosaurs come to Vancouver to get you thinking about extinction

Dinosaurs come to Vancouver to get you thinking about extinction

Dubbed 'Life at the Edge,' the exhibit aims to give visitors a peek into deep time, and bring them closer to the processes that could threaten human extinction.
Mass mortality event kills hundreds of tonnes of B.C. farmed salmon

Mass mortality event kills hundreds of tonnes of B.C. farmed salmon

DFO and operator attribute mass die-off to low oxygen, but one scientist who visited one far-flung site in a kayak worries the real cause could be more complicated.
'Grolar' hybrid bears confirmed in Canadian study

'Grolar' hybrid bears confirmed in Canadian study

Few hybrid bears suggest Canadian polar bears not yet getting 'genetically swamped' by grizzlies, say researchers
B.C. coal mining company penalized $41,100

B.C. coal mining company penalized $41,100

Between 2020 and 2023, the company failed to properly monitor mine waste flowing into a nearby fish-bearing tributary, according to a recent decision.
Fired B.C. environmental officer who feared for safety given years of back pay, job back

Fired B.C. environmental officer who feared for safety given years of back pay, job back

Former Canadian environmental officer who feared for her life at work wins multi-year case. The labour board ruling raises concerns she was fired as an example to other government employees.
B.C. Youth Climate Corps backed by province to expand operations

B.C. Youth Climate Corps backed by province to expand operations

Government money allows Youth Climate Corps BC to more than triple its annual budget and expand across the province to places like Squamish, southern Vancouver Island and the northeast.
Canadian minister waited too long to recommend spotted owl emergency order, judge rules

Canadian minister waited too long to recommend spotted owl emergency order, judge rules

The ruling found Canada's environment minister waited too long to issue a call to halt logging threatening the B.C. owl. It could guide future action on endangered species in Canada.
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