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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
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Recent Work by Stefan

B.C. hunting show Alpine Carnivore hosts fined for poaching in Alberta

B.C. hunting show Alpine Carnivore hosts fined for poaching in Alberta

Investigation used DNA samples and shell casings to link illegal kills in Alberta to hosts of the Alpine Carnivore hunting show, says BC Conservation Officer Service.
'Zombie deer disease' sends B.C. biologists on a hunt for answers

'Zombie deer disease' sends B.C. biologists on a hunt for answers

The fatal degenerative brain disease is spread in deer, elk and moose. Crucially, say some conservationists, it could impact endangered caribou.
Alberta tar sands pollution up to 6,300% higher than industry reported, finds study

Alberta tar sands pollution up to 6,300% higher than industry reported, finds study

The study, led by Canadian federal scientists, adds to other research that found Alberta's oil sands were underreporting climate changing carbon emissions.
B.C. killer whales poisoned with wildfire and fossil fuel toxins, study finds

B.C. killer whales poisoned with wildfire and fossil fuel toxins, study finds

Study reveals British Columbia's killer whales ingest and absorb toxins from oil spills and wildfires.
Inside the struggle to save Canada's most endangered bird

Inside the struggle to save Canada's most endangered bird

As federal and provincial governments clash, a failure to protect Canada's last wild-born northern spotted owl reveals cracks in the country's species at risk law.
Earth just had its hottest 12 months in the last 120,000 years

Earth just had its hottest 12 months in the last 120,000 years

The record global temperatures led to spikes of climate-induced warming all over the world, including British Columbia.
Energy costs forcing Canadians to bypass basic needs, StatCan says

Energy costs forcing Canadians to bypass basic needs, StatCan says

One in seven Canadians resort to unsafe temperatures amid rising energy prices, according to a new Statistics Canada survey.
Fire hazard sparks recall of nearly 11,000 KIA cars in Canada

Fire hazard sparks recall of nearly 11,000 KIA cars in Canada

Owners of the recalled KIA vehicles are warned to park outside, away from other cars or buildings until they get their vehicle fixed at an authorized dealer.
How rampant are climate denialists in Canada?

How rampant are climate denialists in Canada?

Amid 'rampant' misinformation on human-caused climate change, a new global study examined the beliefs of six audiences — from the alarmed to the doubtful and dismissive.
B.C. government hit tweet limit amid wildfire evacuations

B.C. government hit tweet limit amid wildfire evacuations

DriveBC's Twitter account maxed out sharing crucial road condition information during a weekend of wildfire evacuations. Experts say it spells the end of social media as a reliable platform during an emergency.
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