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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Enbridge Northern Gateway protest in Bella Bella was "absolutely peaceful"

Community leaders met with officials Monday morning, after a Northern Gateway pipeline hearing was cancelled over a protest. Heiltsuk Tribal Council says hearings should resume Tuesday afternoon.

Fearing destruction of local resources by Enbridge pipeline, Northern BC community prepares hunger strike

Hunger strike participants from the Bella Bella community say they fear a potential oil spill by Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline will threaten their ocean and traditional food sources.

No green future in Conservative budget, say Tides and Nature Canada

Critics say they’re concerned about the 2012 federal budget’s focus on resource development, and its vague promises to “streamline” environmental reviews.

Five reasons to get behind NDP's Thomas Mulcair

Thomas Mulcair is the NDP’s only shot at defeating Harper, and his aggressive "pit bull" attitude may just be what’s needed to stand up to bullies in Ottawa.

Oil sands opponents slam Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline with poetry

Poets gathered outside Enbridge’s offices Friday evening, for the launch of a book compiling poetic responses to the company’s controversial oil sands pipeline.

Pro-oil blogger Vivian Krause makes her case at BC mining industry lunch

Vivian Krause and her work are welcomed with open arms by mineral exploration industry.

Harper urged to protect Fisheries Act by over 600 scientists

The Fisheries Act should be strengthened, not weakened, say Canadian scientists in an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper after leaked documents to "neuter" the law.

Good idea for Canada? Norway's oil and gas revenues have provided Norwegians with $550 billion pension fund

Norway's oil and gas industry revenues have provided the country with a $550 billion pension fund. Why isn't Canada following their lead?

Canadian environmental advocates testify at U.S. Congress oil sands hearing

After U.S. congress hearings on the oil sands industry’s environmental performance, Pembina policy director Simon Dyer and Greenpeace campaigner Melina Laboucan-Massimo shared their views with VO.