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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.

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Recent Work by Stefan

Rising housing costs boost health of rich, worsen health of poor, finds B.C. study

Rising housing costs boost health of rich, worsen health of poor, finds B.C. study

Review found that rising housing prices are linked to improved health for homeowners and higher-income people, and a decline in overall health for renters and low-income people.
One in five adult Canadians doesn't have a family doctor, study finds

One in five adult Canadians doesn't have a family doctor, study finds

A recent survey and peer-reviewed analysis have found British Columbians are the third least likely to have a family doctor in Canada and the most likely to use walk-in clinics.
Critics slam Paper Excellence review that found no APP links

Critics slam Paper Excellence review that found no APP links

Law firm finds Paper Excellence and Asia Pulp and Paper have no current 'relationship of control' but critics say investigators held Canadian company as long-term client.
B.C. scientists have decoded how killer whales breathe. Here's why it matters

B.C. scientists have decoded how killer whales breathe. Here's why it matters

Killer whales breathe once every time they surface, a finding that could help scientists understand the predators' metabolism and how much fish they need to survive.
Over 50 fines proposed for Metro Vancouver sewer scofflaws

Over 50 fines proposed for Metro Vancouver sewer scofflaws

Fines would max out at $10,000 per day, and would target hospitals; sani-dump facilities; trucked liquid waste haulers; and breweries, wineries and restaurants.
Here's how B.C. heat pump rebates are about to spike

Here's how B.C. heat pump rebates are about to spike

Under a new $253-million program, some B.C. residents could receive up to $24,000 to switch from oil heating to a heat pump.
B.C. government bans new jade mines

B.C. government bans new jade mines

The B.C. government said its prohibition came about after it concluded jade mining was damaging sensitive alpine environments.
Surrey mayor challenges regional climate plans as 'too prescriptive'

Surrey mayor challenges regional climate plans as 'too prescriptive'

Surrey Mayor Brenda Locke led a challenge against the recommendations to protect trees and measure climate impacts, saying they were 'too prescriptive' for 'growth communities.'
Cost to incinerate garbage in Metro Vancouver to spike 74%, says report

Cost to incinerate garbage in Metro Vancouver to spike 74%, says report

As costs climb, external report calls for Metro Vancouver to abandon district waste-to-energy system that burns garbage; committee members says they're hearing 'mixed messages.'
Are Metro Vancouver's urban forest goals sunk?

Are Metro Vancouver's urban forest goals sunk?

A Metro Vancouver report tracked urban forest decline amid a push for development. Without a massive drive to plant new trees, urban forests will fall even further.
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