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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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Recent Work by Stefan

Sask. and Alta. licensing wolf fur farms, B.C. group reveals

Sask. and Alta. licensing wolf fur farms, B.C. group reveals

An animal rights group says the discovery was the first time anyone has found a wolf farm in Canada.
Provinces licensing wolf fur farms, B.C. group reveals

Provinces licensing wolf fur farms, B.C. group reveals

An animal rights group says the discovery was the first time anyone has found a wolf farm in Canada.
How did mammals come to dominate Earth? B.C. scientist looks to ancient teeth for answers

How did mammals come to dominate Earth? B.C. scientist looks to ancient teeth for answers

Research ostensibly about recreating an ancient timeline of life on Earth will also hold lessons for a world once again coping with a rapidly shifting climate.
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.
Tax on 'windfall profits' proposed for big Canadian grocers

Tax on 'windfall profits' proposed for big Canadian grocers

Among the report's 13 recommendations, the application of a windfall tax on grocery chains is contingent on whether Canada's Competition Bureau finds evidence of excess profiteering. One expert says that won't happen.
Canada's population to surpass 40 million people

Canada's population to surpass 40 million people

"This is an exciting milestone for Canada."
Is carbon capture a doomed technology?

Is carbon capture a doomed technology?

A recent report looking at 13 flagship carbon capture projects around the world found the technology — which promises to scrub carbon emissions from industrial pollution — are failing to reduce emissions.
Canada sees 40K+ excess deaths since start of COVID-19 pandemic

Canada sees 40K+ excess deaths since start of COVID-19 pandemic

During the Omicron wave in January 2022, excess deaths spiked.
Canadian wildlife corridors ranked third best in the world, finds study

Canadian wildlife corridors ranked third best in the world, finds study

In a new study, Canada has been ranked the third best country in the world to be a mammal on the move. Major successes include the Yellowstone-Yukon corridor and mountain wildlife migration routes between B.C. and Washington state.
Toxic effluence discharged from flooded B.C. composting facility

Toxic effluence discharged from flooded B.C. composting facility

An Abbotsford composting facility set to join a growing network of renewable natural gas providers has been hit with several violations over toxic effluence and the banned disposal of dead mink.
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