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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Helpful tips for Vancouverites to reduce food waste this Christmas, so you can eat, drink and be merry (and be green).

TransCanada may soon begin construction on Keystone XL pipeline

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Man taunting police from third-floor window at Vancouver Art Gallery

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