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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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Lytton residents say TSB investigation 'flawed,' demand to be interviewed

Lytton residents say TSB investigation 'flawed,' demand to be interviewed

No link was found between railway operations and the devastating fire that levelled the Fraser Canyon village earlier this year.
Canada's judicial system needs overhaul to face climate change, say lawyers

Canada's judicial system needs overhaul to face climate change, say lawyers

Over 100 lawyers are calling on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Ministry of Justice and the Attorney General to prepare the judicial system for fallout from climate change.
No evidence train caused wildfire that destroyed Lytton: TSB

No evidence train caused wildfire that destroyed Lytton: TSB

No links have been found between a train passing through Lytton, B.C., and a fire that decimated the town 20 minutes later, according to a Transportation Safety Board investigation.
Charges pending after reports killer whale buffer zones routinely violated: DFO

Charges pending after reports killer whale buffer zones routinely violated: DFO

Days after environmental groups called for ramped-up patrols, prosecution and penalties, a DFO spokesperson says no charges have been approved against boaters allegedly violating killer whale buffer zones in 2020, despite hundreds of reports from the public.
Number of Thanksgiving guests depends on B.C. health region

Number of Thanksgiving guests depends on B.C. health region

Three of the province's health regions have indoor gathering restrictions in place.
B.C. whale-watch operators, fishers 'routinely violating' killer whale buffer zones: report

B.C. whale-watch operators, fishers 'routinely violating' killer whale buffer zones: report

A new study show operators breached the 400-metre legal buffer between boats and whales 84 times across 12 days.
B.C.'s oil and gas subsidy program 'broken': independent assessment

B.C.'s oil and gas subsidy program 'broken': independent assessment

An independent assessment is calling for an overhaul of an outdated oil and gas royalty scheme that has provided over $10 billion to industry.
Vancouver votes down ambitious climate parking plan

Vancouver votes down ambitious climate parking plan

The failed motion would have raised roughly $60 million for alternative transportation and would have accounted for 14% of the emission reductions the city aims to make by switching to zero-emission vehicles. What will take its place is not clear.
A record 3.1 million campers visited BC Parks this season

A record 3.1 million campers visited BC Parks this season

The B.C. government says it has earmarked over $21 million to upgrade 10 parks across the province, part of an $83-million, three-year boost in funding to BC Parks.
Hundreds of thousands of Canadians are buying homes in high-risk flood zones: report

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians are buying homes in high-risk flood zones: report

Rising seas, temperature extremes and increased precipitation threaten to cost Canadians billions of dollars. A new study lays out a path to protect communities, roads and the electric grid before costs spiral out of control.