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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.

Recent Work by Stefan

B.C.'s 'under the radar' outdoor recreation agency can't keep up, say critics

B.C.'s 'under the radar' outdoor recreation agency can't keep up, say critics

With 50 staff and an $8-million operating budget, Recreation Sites and Trails BC has “fallen under the radar” of government priorities, according to Louise Pedersen, executive director of the Outdoor Recreation Council of B.C.
B.C. watershed security strategy could put province on the 'cutting edge'

B.C. watershed security strategy could put province on the 'cutting edge'

The B.C. government has rolled out the early stages of a water security strategy meant to protect the province's freshwater resources from drought, flooding and long-term shortages
Could artificial intelligence help people survive one of the world's deadliest diseases?

Could artificial intelligence help people survive one of the world's deadliest diseases?

Sepsis is responsible for one in five deaths worldwide, and is likely an underlying cause of COVID-19 deaths. Now a Vancouver immunologist says he's found a key solution using artificial intelligence
Fish populations are shifting around the planet and 'someone is going to lose out,' says UBC researcher

Fish populations are shifting around the planet and 'someone is going to lose out,' says UBC researcher

By 2100, nearly half of the world’s shared fish stocks are expected to shift to neighbouring countries or international waters, says a new UBC study
Why are Canadian babies getting smaller?

Why are Canadian babies getting smaller?

A new Statistics Canada study found a correlation between smaller babies and whether parents were born outside of the country, their income level, and a trend to have babies later in life. But researchers say they are still missing something.
How climate change could threaten the Winter Olympics

How climate change could threaten the Winter Olympics

Under a high-emission scenario, only one of the previous 21 Winter Olympic host cities will be able to offer a safe and reliable games by the 2080s
'Hard pill to swallow': $2 billion in climate change damage the 'new normal'

'Hard pill to swallow': $2 billion in climate change damage the 'new normal'

Severe weather led to $2.1 billion in insured damages in 2021, making it the sixth costliest year in Canada’s history, says the Insurance Bureau of Canada. But that number leaves out government spending and many, who have fallen through the cracks.
B.C. orders all school staff to report vaccination status

B.C. orders all school staff to report vaccination status

Failure to comply with the order would be considered an offence under B.C.'s Public Health Act
Nearly half of British Columbians say they're $200 away from insolvency: poll

Nearly half of British Columbians say they're $200 away from insolvency: poll

Nearly half of British Columbians say they're not confident they can cover expenses over the next year, says a new poll. Despite rising financial anxiety, the number of B.C. respondents lured by retail sales nearly doubled compared to the previous year
B.C. First Nation 'outraged' over Alaskan salmon interceptions

B.C. First Nation 'outraged' over Alaskan salmon interceptions

Tŝilhqot’in Nation tribal chair Joe Alphonse is demanding a seat at the Canada-U.S. bilateral negotiations to address Alaskan fishers intercepting salmon headed for B.C. rivers