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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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604-345-8450
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slabbe@glaciermedia.ca

Recent Work by Stefan

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.
B.C.'s salmon farm ‘transition’ could still mean ocean-based farming, says minister

B.C.'s salmon farm ‘transition’ could still mean ocean-based farming, says minister

In an interview with Glacier Media, fisheries minister Joyce Murray said as long as there's 'limited to no interaction between the wild salmon and the farmed salmon,' the future of fish farms could still be in the ocean
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.
29 million trees planted in 2021 under Canada's '2 billion trees' target

29 million trees planted in 2021 under Canada's '2 billion trees' target

Vancouver Island First Nations were among the first to plant trees under the federal plan to plant two billion trees by 2030. They are still waiting for longer-term commitments.
B.C. reports second monkeypox case

B.C. reports second monkeypox case

B.C. has confirmed two monkeypox cases so far, a much lower case count than Quebec, where 168 cases had been identified as of June 17.
B.C. flood insurance bill jumps a third to $675M

B.C. flood insurance bill jumps a third to $675M

Insured damages are dominated by business claims. But many Columbians living in high-risk flood areas didn't have access to insurance and the government bill is expected to climb into the billions of dollars.
B.C. municipalities called on to sue 'Big Oil' over climate damages

B.C. municipalities called on to sue 'Big Oil' over climate damages

"This industry has to bear some responsibility for the products that they’ve produced," says a staff lawyer with West Coast Environmental Law.