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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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Recent Work by Stefan

Vancouver deploys water cannons to save trees hit by heat wave

Vancouver deploys water cannons to save trees hit by heat wave

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation staff are using several FireBozz water cannons to wet trees in areas of the city that don't have access to irrigation. 
This is how close you can get to whales in B.C.

This is how close you can get to whales in B.C.

Boaters who don't follow mandatory sanctuary and approach distances could face up to a $1-million fine and up to 18 months in jail.
B.C. farm threatened by wildfire battles to save 500 ostriches

B.C. farm threatened by wildfire battles to save 500 ostriches

'Five hundred ostriches are almost impossible to relocate,' says co-owner of farm
Vancouver moves to protect most vulnerable from heat waves

Vancouver moves to protect most vulnerable from heat waves

Not every Vancouver neighbourhood enjoys the cooling effects of an urban forest. Now, the city has passed a motion to take action in protecting the city's most vulnerable people from a future heat wave.
How will a state of emergency help B.C. fight wildfires?

How will a state of emergency help B.C. fight wildfires?

With nearly 300 fires burning across the province and a windstorm approaching, British Columbia has declared a state of emergency.
Fraser Health warns Metro Vancouver residents to prepare for wildfire smoke

Fraser Health warns Metro Vancouver residents to prepare for wildfire smoke

Using a portable HEPA air cleaner is one way to keep yourself safe from the smoky air, says university professor.
As B.C. wildfires rage, a growing call to declare a state of emergency

As B.C. wildfires rage, a growing call to declare a state of emergency

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has called on the B.C. government to declare a state of emergency as resources are stretched thin
Majority of Canada's oil and gas workers support move to net-zero economy: poll

Majority of Canada's oil and gas workers support move to net-zero economy: poll

The poll found most fossil fuel workers are open to retraining, especially when scholarships were offered. It also revealed some key insecurities among workers not interested in making the switch to a green economy.
Sudden deaths during B.C. heat wave climb past 800

Sudden deaths during B.C. heat wave climb past 800

BC Coroners Service is now reporting 610 more sudden deaths across British Columbia during the heat wave when compared to the five-year average over the same seven-day period
Like a 'dump fire': B.C. firefighters avoid toxic blaze at Lytton-area compost ranch

Like a 'dump fire': B.C. firefighters avoid toxic blaze at Lytton-area compost ranch

A spokesperson for the BC Wildfire Service said fire crews have completely avoided the Lytton, B.C., compost ranch due to toxic smoke. It's not clear what threats it poses to human health or the environment.