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Stefan Labbé

Stefan Labbé

Stefan Labbé is The Tri-City News' digital reporter and the lead journalist on our social media channels. He covers politics, crime and a variety of other topics, and shoots photographs. A native of Galiano Island, he is a graduate of the UBC Graduate School of Journalism who has lived in Mexico, Australia, the U.S. and South Korea.

Recent Work by Stefan

39 guns still missing after Coquitlam ‘straw purchaser’ pleads guilty to weapons trafficking

39 guns still missing after Coquitlam ‘straw purchaser’ pleads guilty to weapons trafficking

A Coquitlam man has pleaded guilty to weapons trafficking after a two-year investigation revealed evidence he acted as a “straw purchaser,” funnelling legally purchased guns to buyers with criminal records
Another worker at this Coquitlam grocery giant tests positive for COVID-19

Another worker at this Coquitlam grocery giant tests positive for COVID-19

The Real Canadian Superstore worker in Westwood Mall, located at 3000 Lougheed Highway, last worked at the store on Feb. 24, according to the exposure notification posted nine days later. 
New Tri-City COVID-19 cases remain elevated despite decline

New Tri-City COVID-19 cases remain elevated despite decline

After the Tri-Cities led a surge in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, large swaths of the Lower Mainland appear to be following suit.
Police oversight body investigating forensic services officer after Coquitlam patient seriously injured

Police oversight body investigating forensic services officer after Coquitlam patient seriously injured

The incident occurred the evening of Jan. 20 when officers were called to help a distressed male patient; the patient's injuries were severe enough that staff sent him to hospital the next day
Port Coquitlam high school suspends in-person classes after variant found

Port Coquitlam high school suspends in-person classes after variant found

In a letter sent from the school to parents, the school's principal wrote a “significant number” of students and staff were told to self-isolate and “severe staffing constraints” would make it difficult to manage in-class instruction
Coquitlam RCMP arrest man wanted Canada-wide for murder at hookah bar

Coquitlam RCMP arrest man wanted Canada-wide for murder at hookah bar

Amin Yussuf was deemed one of the most wanted men in Canada after Edmonton police linked him to a 2019 shooting at a hookah bar that left two people injured and one man dead
Coquitlam T&T Supermarket hit with COVID-19 again

Coquitlam T&T Supermarket hit with COVID-19 again

A popular Asian grocery store at Coquitlam Centre has had a worker test positive for COVID-19.
How a pub trivia night turned into a COVID-19 super-spreader event (INFOGRAPHIC)

How a pub trivia night turned into a COVID-19 super-spreader event (INFOGRAPHIC)

B.C. health officials have revealed new details of how a single pub trivia night led to the exposure of nearly 300 people across a daycare, industrial sites, a restaurant, a store and the isolation of entire class at a local school.
Cop from Port Coquitlam gets six-month driving ban after striking cyclist during 911 call

Cop from Port Coquitlam gets six-month driving ban after striking cyclist during 911 call

The officer's sentence was mitigated by several factors, including the fact that a driving prohibition could expose the front line worker to COVID-19 while commuting on public transportation
'They're afraid': Coalition calls for police-free vaccine clinics for B.C.'s undocumented workers

'They're afraid': Coalition calls for police-free vaccine clinics for B.C.'s undocumented workers

270 organizations signed a letter addressed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and all 10 premiers calling for “clear guarantees” and “effective measures” to ensure vaccine access to both migrant farm workers and an estimated 500,000 undocumented people living in Canada