Alexis Stoymenoff

Alexis Stoymenoff covered environmental policy and sustainability issues for the Vancouver Observer from 2011-2012. Prior to VO, she worked in print, online news, radio and television. She has also traveled to India and Thailand for documentary projects. Alexis is a graduate of UBC School of Journalism, and she's also a former treeplanter with a passion for all things wild and green. In June 2012, she left VO to work in communications for a local environmental group.

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Good idea for Canada? How Norway captures oil revenues to benefit Norwegians

Canada is one of the only jurisdictions in the world that allows private, foreign ownership of public oil resources. Norway has held more tightly to its public resources. With a world-class pension...

Canadian Body Shop founder Margot Franssen puts financial force behind Canadian Women's Foundation

When asked if she always wanted to be in business, the founder and former president of Body Shop Canada, Margot Franssen laughs and says no. She was a party girl in high school, she says,and after...

Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline: benefit to all Canadians or detrimental to other industries?

Respected economist Robyn Allan, former CEO of the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC), has said the country’s move towards an oil-based economy will have severe effects on sectors like manufacturing—...

Rebuilding the wild salmon economy

“It’s a wild salmon economy here,” said Taylor Bachrach, the Mayor of Smithers, in describing the Bulkley Valley. “People fly here from all over the world in October and November to fly fish for...

Eco-tourism under threat, owners fear, in proposed Northern Gateway pipeline tanker corridor

The tourism industry relies on BC’s “super, natural” landscape to attract visitors, so they have a particular interest in protecting the province’s pristine wilderness. Evan Loveless, Executive...

Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline: former ICBC CEO weighs projects' risks

"As soon as I see name-calling or denigration, I ask, ‘What are they trying to hide?’”

Encyclopedia of Canadian pipelines: Keystone XL and Northern Gateway

Enbridge. Northern Gateway. TransCanada. Keystone XL. You've heard the names. You've seen the headlines. But what is the controversy all about? To understand the players, the issues and why they...

Jacki Zehner: one wonder woman, moving millions

The visionary CEO of Women Moving Millions shares the inspirational story of how she went from finance to philanthropy.
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Landowners on Enbridge pipeline route say risks "imposed" upon them

What rights do landowners have when pipeline companies want access to their property? Not very many, it seems.

Concerned BC citizens opposing Enbridge oilsands pipeline infuriated by "radical" label

Many of the groups opposing Northern Gateway aren’t led by stereotypical environmentalists—but some say the polarized debate is leading to “infuriating” assumptions and labeling.