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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Kitimat takes centre stage as Northern Gateway pipeline hearings begin

While northern communities like Kitimat are under the spotlight, regional and community news publications offer a local perspective on the issues.

Harper concerned about 'hijacked' Northern Gateway hearings

Echoing criticism from pro-oilsands EthicalOil.org, Harper claims foreign funding to enviro groups could compromise public hearings about Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline.

Enviros question methodology of Enbridge poll disputing Northern Gateway pipeline opposition

A new poll sponsored by Enbridge says BC residents support the oilsands pipeline, but also shows that 55 per cent of respondents are unfamiliar with the project.

The GOP turns to G-O-D

Are you there, God? It’s me, Rick Perry.

Petition against logging pristine B.C. forest draws Margaret Atwood, Mia Farrow and 4700 signatures

VO climate blogger Carrie Saxifrage is making headlines in more ways than one, with a petition against Brookfield Asset Management's logging on Cortes Island.

Tory-linked "Ethical Oil" website slams Canadian enviros over "foreign funding"

Directors from Pembina Institute and Environmental Defence say most of their money comes from Canadian foundations and individuals and that the "Ethical Oil" website is distorting the facts.

New Year's Eve photos from East Vancouver

Ringing in the New Year, East Van style.

How to make 2012 the greenest year ever

Helpful ideas to make sustainable choices part of your New Year’s resolution list.

BC Lions take home title as Canadian team of the year

In a Canadian Press survey, sports editors and broadcasters across the country named the BC Lions 2011's team of the year – ahead of the Vancouver Canucks.

No new Canadian bid for UN Security Council: Baird

After Canada's defeat last year, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says the country will not mount a new campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council.