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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Alberta blasted over rejection of First Nations oil sands refinery proposal

Alberta’s rejection of a proposal for a First Nations-run oil sands refinery has critics up in arms, citing racism and “backroom” dealings. But Alberta Energy says it’s all about business.

Harper Tories' changes to Fisheries Act shock oceans advocates

Critics say leaked changes to the Fisheries Act could have "grave and lasting consequences" on Canadian fish and aquatic habitats.

Enviro Minister, tar sands producers, and energy execs call for less regulation of industry

Speaking at the GLOBE Conference, Environment Minister Peter Kent defended Canada's Kyoto pullout and stressed “efficiency” in the bid to modernize environmental assessment processes.

Enviro Minister coy about Conservatives' use of American strategists to snag majority, criticizes green charities

Tory environment minister Peter Kent was quick to criticize green foundations, but was coy about Conservative's use of American firms to get elected last May.

U.K. businesses bring green innovation to Vancouver at Globe 2012 Conference

Britain’s trade mission to Canada is focused on developing low-carbon businesses -- and U.K. companies agree, “You can’t get greener than Vancouver”.

Senator defends Harper Tories' attack on the charitable sector, as green leaders deconstruct it

After Conservative senators labeled environmental organizations as "anti-Canadian" and asked if they would accept money from the Taliban, environmental organizations hit back.

B.C. pipeline opposition joined by eastern counterparts in Ottawa

Ontario campaigners add their voices to pipeline opposition, as B.C. Northern Gateway critics make their case in the nation’s capital this week.

CodePink leader brutally arrested as stripping protesters in pink bras disrupt Bank of America

 Jodie Evans and her fellow CODEPINK protesters saw a lot of action last week, making headlines with an in-your-face Women's Day campaign against U.S. financial giant Bank of America. The...

Harper’s Canada: Threats to democracy

The final installment of our series highlighting key events and issues in Canadian politics – a look at how recent events have shaped the narrative around elections and democracy.

Harper’s Canada: A local and provincial politics fact sheet

Fourth in a series documenting key events and issues in Canadian politics. Here’s a look at how Conservative policies are affecting change at the local and provincial level.