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Stefan Labbé

Stefan Labbé

Stefan Labbé covers Climate and Environment solutions across British Columbia for Glacier Media. A former digital reporter at the Tri-City News, his work has appeared in the Guardian, the Globe & Mail and PBS Newshour.

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'This storm is not over': With more rain coming, British Columbians evacuate

'This storm is not over': With more rain coming, British Columbians evacuate

Flooding could be made worse by another 40 to 50 mm Wednesday afternoon as record alpine temperatures accelerate snowmelt and threaten B.C.'s South Coast
Atmospheric river ranking system won't be ready for 'some years,' says Environment Canada

Atmospheric river ranking system won't be ready for 'some years,' says Environment Canada

After initially telling the B.C. government an atmospheric river ranking system would be released by January 2022, Environment Canada is walking those comments back.
Avoid travel, warns B.C. minister as rainfall, snowmelt threaten further flooding

Avoid travel, warns B.C. minister as rainfall, snowmelt threaten further flooding

A series of storms battering British Columbia has prompted the province to stage equipment across several highways in anticipation of more flooding and landslides.
How British Columbians can protect their home from flooding

How British Columbians can protect their home from flooding

From an emergency kit to simple household maintenance, there are a number of steps British Columbians can take to safeguard their home before another set of serious storms hits the South Coast.
By the numbers: B.C. farmers face massive flood losses

By the numbers: B.C. farmers face massive flood losses

The scale of flood impacts on B.C. farmers in the Fraser Valley became a little clearer Thursday, though the agriculture minister refused to provide an update on the number of livestock killed in the flooding, citing the mental health of farmers. 
David Suzuki apologizes after claiming pipeline violence is inevitable

David Suzuki apologizes after claiming pipeline violence is inevitable

In a Nov. 20 interview, Suzuki said pipelines would inevitably get 'blown up if leaders don't pay attention to what's going on.'
Flooded B.C. farmers prepare for another storm

Flooded B.C. farmers prepare for another storm

People in communities like Abbotsford and Spences Bridge are Environment Canada says the storm is expected to be shorter-lived and less intense than last week's atmospheric river event, but could still worsen impacts on flooded communities and damaged infrastrucure
Does B.C. need rapid response teams to prevent wildfire-driven floods?

Does B.C. need rapid response teams to prevent wildfire-driven floods?

The U.S. Wildfire Service has had a rapid response team to help warn people of impending landslides and flash flooding for years. After the worst floods in living memory, some say it's time for B.C. to get a team of its own.
Here's how evacuated British Columbians can receive a $2,000 cheque

Here's how evacuated British Columbians can receive a $2,000 cheque

Financial assistance will be provided through the Red Cross to anyone whose primary residence was placed on evacuation order due to extreme weather between Nov. 15 and 16.
500 cows killed in B.C. floodwaters, says dairy association

500 cows killed in B.C. floodwaters, says dairy association

80% of B.C.'s milk is making it to market, enough to supply the province. But an incoming storm worries dairy farmers.