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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

Canada's mortality rate spikes, life expectancy dips for third straight year

Canada's mortality rate spikes, life expectancy dips for third straight year

For the first time last year, COVID-19 climbed into the third leading cause of death in Canada, behind heart disease and cancer.
Climate summit host used talks as platform for oil and gas deals that included Canada

Climate summit host used talks as platform for oil and gas deals that included Canada

One briefing note shows the UAE’s state oil company is 'willing to jointly evaluate international LNG opportunities' with Canada and other countries.
B.C. lawyer disbarred for misappropriating $62K from client

B.C. lawyer disbarred for misappropriating $62K from client

Client left with 'immense stress and anxiety' after money was misappropriated from her employer and disability insurer.
As B.C. glaciers retreat, gold mining companies stake claims in new salmon habitat

As B.C. glaciers retreat, gold mining companies stake claims in new salmon habitat

Salmon habitat or gold mine? In the wake of melting glaciers, new prospects open up along the B.C.-Alaska border.
House petition calls on Trudeau to legislate protection of land and sea

House petition calls on Trudeau to legislate protection of land and sea

NDP MP Richard Cannings sponsored a petition to the House of Commons calling on Canada to introduce legislation that would force it to protect 30% of land and seas by 2030.
B.C. Liberal MP urges immediate emissions cap on oil and gas sector

B.C. Liberal MP urges immediate emissions cap on oil and gas sector

In a letter to cabinet, Liberal MP Patrick Weiler called on government to set an emissions cap that "does not contain any extensions, exceptions or loopholes."
B.C. researcher finds clues to animal survival in mega-storms

B.C. researcher finds clues to animal survival in mega-storms

The results of a new study, captured during one of the deadliest storms on record, could help scientists aid at-risk animals in future mega-storms made worse by climate change.
B.C. coal mines linked to record-breaking toxin spike in U.S. waters, study says

B.C. coal mines linked to record-breaking toxin spike in U.S. waters, study says

Lead scientist in U.S. Geological Survey study says there is now 'strong evidence' B.C. coal mines are linked to largest selenium increase ever recorded.
B.C. court dismisses UBC eagle renoviction case

B.C. court dismisses UBC eagle renoviction case

A B.C. Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge against the province and UBC for blocking access to an eagle's nest in the way of a residential development.
B.C. groups intervene in legal bid to rein in weak government climate targets

B.C. groups intervene in legal bid to rein in weak government climate targets

Ontario Court of Appeal case could act as a 'sword' to hold B.C. and federal climate targets in check, says lawyer.
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