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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

'Grossly insufficient': Big oil and gas move ahead on dozens of 'carbon bombs'

'Grossly insufficient': Big oil and gas move ahead on dozens of 'carbon bombs'

According to a recent report, over 200 oil and gas projects slated for the next three years will add 8.6 gigatonnes to the world's carbon budget — equivalent to a quarter of global emissions in 2020. 
Canada's emissions plan 128 megatonnes short of 1.5 C target, says report

Canada's emissions plan 128 megatonnes short of 1.5 C target, says report

To help evade 1.5 C in warming, a new report says Canada needs to close a gap equivalent to emissions from all road transportation in 2020.
Metro Vancouver testing artificial reefs to protect shorelines from climate change

Metro Vancouver testing artificial reefs to protect shorelines from climate change

Only ever used on a piece of public art in B.C., Metro Vancouver will trial biorock technology as a way to create new habitat for sea creatures, regrow coastal infrastructure and protect shorelines threatened by climate change.
One in 10 Canadian women could have PTSD, says StatsCan

One in 10 Canadian women could have PTSD, says StatsCan

A new report shows 82% of Canadians who met the criteria for probable PTSD and looked for professional help had trouble accessing it.
Climate change is expanding the range of these tick pathogens — is B.C. next?

Climate change is expanding the range of these tick pathogens — is B.C. next?

As reported cases of Lyme disease surge across Canada, B.C. experts are tracking how climate change could make things worse, and hope the public — empowered with a new 'Instagram for ticks' — will help.
Canada's hiring prospects among highest in the world, says new survey

Canada's hiring prospects among highest in the world, says new survey

The positive hiring prospects come as inflation hit 6.8% this week.
B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations fall amid period of 'relative ease'

B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations fall amid period of 'relative ease'

Health experts still warn of possible summer and fall COVID-19 waves.
In B.C., the government will now pay for 75% of an EV charging station

In B.C., the government will now pay for 75% of an EV charging station

Installing an EV in your workplace or apartment just got a little cheaper in B.C. after the federal government chipped in to the province's rebate program.
Decision on future of B.C. salmon farms to come within 'weeks,' says DFO

Decision on future of B.C. salmon farms to come within 'weeks,' says DFO

B.C. politicians were targeted in sea lice office 'outbreak' as the federal government says its within weeks of making a decision on the province's salmon farm industry — a move meant to protect wild Pacific salmon from disease.
Whale mail? Canada Post reveals stamps to spotlight endangered species

Whale mail? Canada Post reveals stamps to spotlight endangered species

The five stamps are meant to bring attention to five endangered whale species across Canada, including the southern resident killer whale.