Stefan Labbé works as a digital reporter for The Tri-City News, where he covers politics, the environment, crime, and a variety of other beats, and shoots photos.
On the side, he freelances as an independent journalist and storyteller. His writing, photography and documentaries have appeared in outlets such as the Guardian, the Globe and Mail, and PBS NewsHour. As a contributor to the foreign affairs magazine Open Canada, he has written political profiles, book reviews, and reported features on Islamic extremism in Jordan, Indigenous reconciliation in Canada, and the catastrophic results of Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean.
In 2016, his reporting on a series of tugboat sinkings off the Pacific Northwest earned him a Canadian Online Publishing Award for best feature. In 2018, Stefan won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in writing as part of an international reporting team looking at the future of cities.
He lives a stone’s throw from the Salish Sea with his wife, daughter and seasonal collection of habañero plants.