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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

57% of Canadians say climate change affects where they plan to buy a home

57% of Canadians say climate change affects where they plan to buy a home

Amid growing concern over the cost climate change will impose on Canadian housing, a RE/MAX Canada-backed study says more than $5 billion a year is needed to protect homes from floods, extreme weather and wildfire.
These are B.C.'s deadliest communities — for bears

These are B.C.'s deadliest communities — for bears

Over a seven-year period, 3,779 black bears were killed across British Columbia in government-sanctioned euthanizations. A freedom of information request shows which communities had the most number of deaths.
B.C. company reigniting race to mine the ocean floor

B.C. company reigniting race to mine the ocean floor

A B.C.-based company is looking to unleash a new era of resource extraction, raising questions over how to protect the planet's deep-sea ecosystems we know the least about.
DFO's pathogen containment measures 'a joke,' say salmon scientists

DFO's pathogen containment measures 'a joke,' say salmon scientists

Wild salmon advocates say interim rules meant to strengthen the reporting of pathogens in farmed salmon and monitor nearby wild populations amount to 'tiny tweaks'
What is B.C. doing to prevent another Lytton?

What is B.C. doing to prevent another Lytton?

A year after Lytton, B.C., burned in a wildfire, Glacier Media caught up with Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth to talk about rebuilding the village and what's being done to make sure it doesn't happen again.
Rising temperatures threatening bumblebees, finds B.C. researcher

Rising temperatures threatening bumblebees, finds B.C. researcher

One of the most important pollinators in the world, bumblebees are facing increasing pressure from rising temperatures, finds a new study. Here are some ways you can help.
What it's like getting an abortion as a foreigner in Canada

What it's like getting an abortion as a foreigner in Canada

One woman's experience and its implications the day the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and ended 50 years of constitutionally protected abortion rights for Americans
Economic side of 'Green New Deal' launches in B.C., says federal minister

Economic side of 'Green New Deal' launches in B.C., says federal minister

Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson spoke to Glacier Media about the government's plan to usher in a decarbonized economy.
B.C.'s salmon farm ‘transition’ could still mean ocean-based farming, says minister

B.C.'s salmon farm ‘transition’ could still mean ocean-based farming, says minister

In an interview with Glacier Media, fisheries minister Joyce Murray said as long as there's 'limited to no interaction between the wild salmon and the farmed salmon,' the future of fish farms could still be in the ocean
Almost half of Canadians are ready to buy an electric vehicle, says poll

Almost half of Canadians are ready to buy an electric vehicle, says poll

The number of Canadians looking to buy electric vehicles in 2022 has hit its highest level yet, with B.C. leading the way, according to a new poll from professional services firm Ernst & Young Global Limited.