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Stefan Labbé

Stefan Labbé

Stefan Labbé is The Tri-City News' digital reporter and the lead journalist on our social media channels. He covers politics, crime and a variety of other topics, and shoots photographs. A native of Galiano Island, he is a graduate of the UBC Graduate School of Journalism who has lived in Mexico, Australia, the U.S. and South Korea.

Recent Work by Stefan

Dr. Bonnie Henry calls out the Tri-Cities for surging COVID-19 transmission

Dr. Bonnie Henry calls out the Tri-Cities for surging COVID-19 transmission

As the rise of new variants bring B.C. into uncharted territory, including up to 2,000 cases a day if contacts aren't checked, the Tri-Cities is emerging as a hotspot.
Gym, restaurants among 5 Tri-Cities businesses shut down over COVID-19 clusters

Gym, restaurants among 5 Tri-Cities businesses shut down over COVID-19 clusters

A Port Moody gym, two Coquitlam restaurants, as well as a flooring company and McDonald's in Port Coquitlam were shut by Fraser Health in recent days to stem the spread of COVID-19
B.C. liquor store workers demand share of COVID-19 spike in booze sales

B.C. liquor store workers demand share of COVID-19 spike in booze sales

A group of liquor store and warehouse workers protested outside of Coquitlam MLA and Finance Minister Selina Robinson’s Austin Avenue office Wednesday calling on her to include them in a pandemic essential worker pay scheme
Tri-Cities COVID-19 cases blow past 500 weekly cases, 5 times higher than in January

Tri-Cities COVID-19 cases blow past 500 weekly cases, 5 times higher than in January

After another record-breaking week of new cases in the Tri-Cities, new modelling suggests the transmission of variants in B.C. could spin out of control by the end of the month
Over 7,000 dead: Rally in Coquitlam spotlights rising toll of toxic drugs

Over 7,000 dead: Rally in Coquitlam spotlights rising toll of toxic drugs

With over 7,000 dead across B.C. in the past five years, including hundreds in the Tri-Cities, the opioid crisis continues to break new, deadly records — now, as the province says it's moving forward to decriminalize drugs, one local group is holding a rally demanding the government follow through on 'empty promises'
Tougher travel restrictions ‘on the table’ as B.C. extends state of emergency

Tougher travel restrictions ‘on the table’ as B.C. extends state of emergency

The B.C. government has once again extended its state of emergency as officials contemplate imposing tougher COVID-19 restrictions on the province.
40 outdoor patios open for business in Coquitlam (MAP)

40 outdoor patios open for business in Coquitlam (MAP)

The interactive map lists over 300 Coquitlam eateries offering patio and outdoor dining, as well as take-out and delivery services
Temperatures could reach 25 C in Coquitlam this weekend

Temperatures could reach 25 C in Coquitlam this weekend

Environment Canada predicts highs for inland Metro Vancouver to steadily climb from 21 C on Wednesday to 25 C by Saturday
Temperatures to hit 20 C next week in Coquitlam

Temperatures to hit 20 C next week in Coquitlam

Temperatures across the Tri-Cities are forecast to soar next week, reaching 20 C by Thursday, April 15
Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam groups receive $35k to combat racism, discrimination

Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam groups receive $35k to combat racism, discrimination

Five groups across Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam have received a combined $35,000 in grants from the province to tackle racism in their communities.