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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

Port Coquitlam woman linked to massive immigration fraud granted appeal to care for sons

Port Coquitlam woman linked to massive immigration fraud granted appeal to care for sons

Set to be deported for misrepresenting herself on a permanent residency renewal application, the Port Coquitlam mother was granted appeal on humanitarian grounds so she could take care of her sons
This Coquitlam mega-park could fix region's overwhelmed trails

This Coquitlam mega-park could fix region's overwhelmed trails

Pinecone Burke Provincial Park in Coquitlam is nearly a hundred times bigger than Stanley Park, but after 25 years, it's still ostensibly closed due to a lack of infrastructure.
Here's where RCMP say crime is spiking in Coquitlam

Here's where RCMP say crime is spiking in Coquitlam

Coquitlam RCMP flagged two quadrants as crime hotspots this week in Coquitlam — within days, a shooting in the Burquitlam hotspot left a woman bloodied in a condo lobby.
Woman shot, found bleeding in Coquitlam condo lobby

Woman shot, found bleeding in Coquitlam condo lobby

A massive police response descended on a Coquitlam condominium complex early Saturday morning, after reports a woman was shot and lying bloodied in the lobby. Paramedics rushed the victim to Royal Columbian hospital with undetermined injuries.
B.C. could see 5,000 cases a day by March due to U.K. variant: SFU researcher

B.C. could see 5,000 cases a day by March due to U.K. variant: SFU researcher

By Jan. 14, four cases of the U.K. variant have been found in B.C.; researchers say as few as 20 could signal the variant is on a path to dominate the province, prompting a call to tighten border security and surveillance of returning travellers
64 COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths reported at Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam seniors' home outbreaks

64 COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths reported at Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam seniors' home outbreaks

Outbreaks continue at Nicola Lodge and The Madison as Fraser Health announces 151 vaccine clinics completed by end of Friday
UPDATE: Port Moody police find missing 18-year-old

UPDATE: Port Moody police find missing 18-year-old

18-year-old Michael Jason Retallick went missing from his Port Moody home in December 2020
First South African COVID-19 variant found in B.C.

First South African COVID-19 variant found in B.C.

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control has identified the province’s first case of the South African variant of the coronavirus, announced provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry Thursday.
B.C. seniors advocate launches review into province's deadliest outbreaks

B.C. seniors advocate launches review into province's deadliest outbreaks

B.C.’s senior advocate is launching a review into some of the most deadly COVID-19 outbreaks in the province’s long-term care sector.
Ban discretionary overseas travel, says strong majority of Canadians: poll

Ban discretionary overseas travel, says strong majority of Canadians: poll

A strong majority of Canadians say the country should close its borders to discretionary travel, according to a recent poll