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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Oil pipeline update: Gitxsan chiefs overturn Enbridge deal, still divided on Treaty Society

Gitxsan Treaty office announces consensus to quash a controversial Enbridge deal, but hereditary chief Norman Stephens says recent meetings on the issue weren’t inclusive.

Local children speak out against logging of pristine B.C. forest on remote West Coast island

Families and educators on B.C.'s Cortes Island are intent on saving a special section of forest from upcoming logging, hoping to buy the land with a Children’s Forest Trust.

In rural B.C., diverging opinions on logging pristine forest

Over 6,200 petitioners have voiced their concern over clear-cutting forests on the coastal B.C. island. But are all Cortes Island residents on the same page?

A mill owner's view on creating a climate for better forest management in B.C.

Switzerland's logging industry provides up to 11 jobs per thousand cubic meters of timber. That's 10 times the number of jobs created by logging in B.C., a Cortes Island mill owner says.

Ancient Forest Alliance confirms vital old growth in threatened Cortes Island woods

Forest conservation experts say documenting old growth trees in BC island forests could help secure provincial support, in order to buy endangered land from logging company Island Timberlands.

Hand-delivered petition urges Island Timberlands to reconsider logging of pristine B.C. forest

Cortes forest advocates plan for more discussion with Island Timberlands over controversial logging of pristine B.C. forest, after delivering their 6200-signature petition.

George Soros’ Open Society Foundation responds to Joe Oliver's claims about enviro funding

Organization responds after Resources Minister Joe Oliver publicly blamed US philanthropist George Soros for financing "radical environmental agenda".

Oil money on the campaign trail

Campaign contributions from Enbridge to the BC Liberals and Alberta Conservatives hint at corporate influence at the provincial level. But what else is involved?

Haida Nation leader outraged over “libelous” Enbridge documents

Haida Nation Council president Guujaaw says Enbridge documents falsely suggest the company is building "relationships" with Haida groups.

NDP MP Nathan Cullen condemns Harper’s 'witch hunt' on environmental charities

Recent debate around foreign funding for environmental nonprofits is part of a much deeper political conflict, according to the Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP.