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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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604-345-8450
Email
slabbe@glaciermedia.ca

Recent Work by Stefan

'Effectively asleep': Sleepwalking B.C. man found not guilty for stabbing wife in the back

'Effectively asleep': Sleepwalking B.C. man found not guilty for stabbing wife in the back

The Sunshine Coast man, charged with aggravated assault for stabbing his wife with a kitchen knife, was found not guilty after a "cocktail of prescription drugs and alcohol" left him in a state of automatism, a Supreme Court judge has found.
A 'buffer' against rising seas: How one group is trying to save Metro Vancouver's salt marshes

A 'buffer' against rising seas: How one group is trying to save Metro Vancouver's salt marshes

Since the 1980s, Metro Vancouver has lost 240 hectares of salt water marshes, an important ecosystem for birds that's also a powerful carbon sink and buffer against sea level rise. One group is looking to turn things around.
A 'buffer' against rising seas: How one group is trying to save Metro Vancouver's salt marshes

A 'buffer' against rising seas: How one group is trying to save Metro Vancouver's salt marshes

Since the 1980s, Metro Vancouver has lost 240 hectares of salt water marshes, an important ecosystem for birds that's also a powerful carbon sink and buffer against sea level rise. One group is looking to turn things around.
'Smelly work': B.C. study finds dead salmon make plants grow bigger

'Smelly work': B.C. study finds dead salmon make plants grow bigger

For four years, an SFU team led by salmon ecologist Allison Dennert pulled rotting salmon from a river to see how it would impact plant growth in a nearby salt marsh. The results have big implications for a wide web of life.
BC Cancer Agency halfway through cancer cluster investigation at elementary school

BC Cancer Agency halfway through cancer cluster investigation at elementary school

Since 1990, BC Cancer has been involved in eight cancer cluster inquiries related to B.C. schools. None of them found evidence of a cancer cluster, says the agency.
What's the best way to talk about climate change? This study has some answers

What's the best way to talk about climate change? This study has some answers

A recent Yale University study found the terms 'carbon pollution' and 'carbon emissions' are more strongly associated than the term 'greenhouse gas emissions' with harm to human health, the environment, and poor air quality.
Traffic pollution damages brain function, finds landmark B.C. study

Traffic pollution damages brain function, finds landmark B.C. study

A new study that exposed 25 people to diesel fumes in a lab at Vancouver General Hospital has found traffic pollution damages the brain's ability to reflect, retrieve memories and imagine the future.
Cancer cluster being investigated at B.C. elementary school

Cancer cluster being investigated at B.C. elementary school

Alouette Elementary in Maple Ridge, B.C., is under investigation for possible environmental contamination after multiple staff — all in the same wing of the school — were diagnosed with breast cancer over the past two years.
More than 19,000 records released in B.C. school district data breach

More than 19,000 records released in B.C. school district data breach

After 19,126 records were released by a school district in Maple Ridge, B.C., staff warn of potential phishing scams.
More than 19,000 records released in B.C. school district data breach

More than 19,000 records released in B.C. school district data breach

After 19,126 records were released by a school district in Maple Ridge, B.C., staff warn of potential phishing scams.
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