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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.

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Detained refugee family allegedly defrauded by immigration consultant to be deported

Detained refugee family allegedly defrauded by immigration consultant to be deported

A family on the brink of deportation allege they were scammed by an immigration consultant. As they await a return to Colombia and violent threats on their life, some are saying the government needs to crack down on shady consultants.
Generic drug contaminants may lead to cancer, other long-term effects: UBC study

Generic drug contaminants may lead to cancer, other long-term effects: UBC study

Drug contaminants used to treat everything from diabetes, heart disease and heartburn may wreak havoc on person's DNA, up the chance they develop cancer, and lead to several other long-term health outcomes, according to a new UBC study.
Free day passes returning to these 5 busy B.C. parks

Free day passes returning to these 5 busy B.C. parks

Five parks will be included in the revised day-pass system described as a 'pilot' and set to begin June 22. Critics say it does little to fix the root causes of increasingly crowded parks.
Vancouver plan to cut emissions floats $1,000 annual parking fee for heavy polluters

Vancouver plan to cut emissions floats $1,000 annual parking fee for heavy polluters

The 'Climate Emergency Parking Plan,' aimed to reduce pollution, is expected to affect up to 150,000 Vancouver residents who park on the street.
Researchers pull record-breaking, 100-year-old white sturgeon from B.C. river

Researchers pull record-breaking, 100-year-old white sturgeon from B.C. river

At over 293 centimetres (9.6 feet) long and 152.7 kilograms (336 pounds), the female white sturgeon was the biggest pulled from the Nechako River in modern history.
Vancouver votes down plan to delay climate action

Vancouver votes down plan to delay climate action

Vancouver city council voted down a staff recommendation to delay a zero-emissions building plan to help reduce a backlog in building permit applications — three other measures passed.
B.C.'s wildfire forecast 'not looking good'

B.C.'s wildfire forecast 'not looking good'

BC Wildfire Service says suppression tactics will be challenged and fire size will increase if southern B.C.'s dry weather trend continues
Big money for B.C. salmon falls short on recovery plans, oversight, says conservation group

Big money for B.C. salmon falls short on recovery plans, oversight, says conservation group

$647 million in funding for salmon was announced Tuesday, but environmentalists say it's missing key plans to protect endangered coho, chinook and sockeye.
Vancouver to vote on delaying climate action amid permit backlog, pressure from gas lobby

Vancouver to vote on delaying climate action amid permit backlog, pressure from gas lobby

Amid pressure from an industry group and a rising backlog of permit applications, Vancouver city council will vote on whether to delay a zero-emissions building plan slated to come into effect next year.
7 popular fish and seafood species British Columbians should be mindful of

7 popular fish and seafood species British Columbians should be mindful of

As Ocean Wise works with local businesses and restaurants to keep unsustainable seafood off the shelf, here's a list of what you should and shouldn't eat.