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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

'Uncharted' dry spell threatens B.C. reservoir levels

'Uncharted' dry spell threatens B.C. reservoir levels

"This is a fall season we've never seen before. It's a very odd scenario."
Canada calls for more help to plant two billion trees

Canada calls for more help to plant two billion trees

The federal program has backed tree planting at more than 500 sites across Canada. Now, it's looking to expand contracts in a push to absorb atmospheric carbon, improve health and guard against extreme heat and flooding.
B.C. buyers move away from luxury vehicles, toward electric, suggests report

B.C. buyers move away from luxury vehicles, toward electric, suggests report

More economical vehicles like the Honda Civic have gained in popularity with EV vehicles, says a new report. But the Ford F-150 remains the most popular, both in B.C. and across Canada.
'Nibblers and Lions': B.C. researchers discover new 'supergroup' on tree of life

'Nibblers and Lions': B.C. researchers discover new 'supergroup' on tree of life

The microscopic predators are thought to have diverged from other forms of life roughly a billion years ago.
Is it time to make Stanley Park a legal person?

Is it time to make Stanley Park a legal person?

A UBC legal scholar has floated the idea of granting Vancouver's Stanley Park personhood — both as a bulwark against development and a tool to advance reconciliation.
COP15 — the Canadian summit trying to stop a global extinction crisis

COP15 — the Canadian summit trying to stop a global extinction crisis

Nearly 200 countries will attend COP15, held in Montreal from Dec. 7-19, in an effort to ratify a 10-year plan to halt and reverse the largest extinction crisis since the disappearance of the dinosaurs.
B.C.'s fracking industry consumed 5.2 billion litres of water in 2021

B.C.'s fracking industry consumed 5.2 billion litres of water in 2021

The volume of freshwater used by the oil and gas industry in 2021 was enough to fill roughly 2,080 olympic size swimming pools. Much of it won't be returned to the natural water cycle, claims a new report.
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.
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