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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. 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
Unvaccinated people 27 times more likely to end up in a B.C. ICU

Unvaccinated people 27 times more likely to end up in a B.C. ICU

As hospitalizations climb, unvaccinated British Columbians are making up a disproportionate amount of those who are hospitalized and die from COVID-19
'I'm melting': How B.C. is healing long-haul COVID-19 patients

'I'm melting': How B.C. is healing long-haul COVID-19 patients

As COVID long-haulers seek a way out of a set of debilitating symptoms, the head of one B.C. long-COVID clinic worries Omicron could trigger a wave of patients
B.C. emergency services face rising COVID-19 cases, but many refuse to share data

B.C. emergency services face rising COVID-19 cases, but many refuse to share data

Staff shortages are already growing across fire, police and ambulance services. Now, a leading infectious disease modeller warns of a 'danger zone' where emergency personnel shortfalls collide with peak hospitalizations.
Alaskan fishers intercepting B.C. salmon at 'jarring' rate

Alaskan fishers intercepting B.C. salmon at 'jarring' rate

A new report says the majority of 800,000 sockeye salmon caught in southern Alaska in 2021 were headed to B.C. rivers. The preliminary data comes as Pacific salmon face major declines and B.C. fishers are severely restricted from fishing in their own waters.
B.C. ICU units projected to be overwhelmed in coming weeks, says independent modelling group

B.C. ICU units projected to be overwhelmed in coming weeks, says independent modelling group

More than 2,000 COVID-19 patients could land in B.C.'s intensive care units over the next few weeks, new modelling shows
It's time to talk about mandatory vaccinations, says Canada's health minister

It's time to talk about mandatory vaccinations, says Canada's health minister

Jean-Yves Duclos says the decision will ultimately be up to the provinces and territories
Could taxing all homes over $1M fix Canada's housing crisis?

Could taxing all homes over $1M fix Canada's housing crisis?

CMHC-backed report has floated a surtax on all homes over $1 million. Targeting the top 9% of homeowners in Canada, the tax would only apply when a home is sold.