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.

Follow her on Twitter: @LexStoymenoff

ForestEthics fights back against Harper government with advocacy

Environmentalists at ForestEthics take on the Harper government with a new, aggressive campaign -- in response to the government's attacks on green charities.

Wildrose surge in Alberta worrisome for BC

Why British Columbians should care about the Alberta elections, Danielle Smith and the Wildrose Party.

Harper’s resource development plan irresponsible, say environmental leaders

Resource Minister Joe Oliver unveiled details of Harper’s resource development plan today, pledging more money for inspections and fines for oil industry infractions. But is it enough?

David Suzuki forced to resign from board of foundation by "vicious" media attacks

The famed activist says he stepped down due to media and political attacks threatening the foundation bearing his name. But staff say it’s not a ‘divorce’—he’ll continue to work as a volunteer.

"Pink slime" scare sensationalized: UBC food safety expert

North American consumers are all worked up about “pink slime” in beef. But the product isn’t used in Canada, and experts say the scare is based on “fabricated sensationalism”.

Harper government slashes Canadian Studies funding for U.S. universities

The federal government has supported Canadian education abroad for over 30 years, but now universities across the U.S. are being refused funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Harper budget cuts and CBC cancellations spark Twitter storm

Cancellations and job losses announced today by the CBC have caused a stir across social media -- Canadians lament the loss of Radio One's "Dispatches" and News Network's "Connect with Mark Kelley".

Nuxalk First Nations pull out of Enbridge Northern Gateway review: "no honour" in process

Chiefs withdraw from the pipeline review process, citing a predetermined approval and the government's "mishandled relationships" with First Nations.

Inquiry into anti-oilsands charities lacks transparency: Conservative senator

Why scrutinize environmental charities and oilsands opponents, when there's no proof of wrongdoing? asks Senator Nancy Ruth.

Ayoudo’s Social Garden connects green thumbs across Vancouver

Local tech startup Ayoudo launches a new initiative to help gardeners across Vancouver to connect via social media this spring.