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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B.C. conservationists call for provincial park acquisition fund

Forest advocates from all over the coast press the B.C. government for a conservation fund, urging private owner Island Timberlands to delay logging until they can purchase priority lands.

Respected economist echoes McGuinty: "petro dollar damaging to Canada's manufacturing industry"

Economist Robyn Allan addresses recent remarks from Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and Alberta Premier Alison Redford, highlighting conflicting viewpoints on oil and the Canadian economy.

The Lorax gets kids to go green with eco-screening

The Dunbar Theatre addresses climate change and sustainability with a special contest and "green" screening of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax.

Keystone XL oil pipeline: TransCanada to go ahead with part of construction

Keystone XL update: U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed the company’s plan to start construction for part of the pipeline, despite the fact that the rest of the route has yet to be approved.

At B.C. forestry conference, Cortes Island youth voice logging concerns

Foresters in Victoria for a conference this week were alerted to public concerns over logging on the small BC island. The struggles they face illustrate common challenges in today’s forestry industry.

Eco-friendly Vancouver: 67 electric vehicle charging stations by 2013

Driving electric in Vancouver is about to get easier, with a plan to install 67 new charging stations by the end of 2013. But why switch? Find out more about zero-emissions vehicles.

Waste reduction talks by Re:Generation put Greenest City goals into motion

Engaged Vancouverites come together at SFU Woodward's for a night of inclusive, intergenerational dialogue -- this month tackling the issue of waste reduction in the city.

Mulcair announces NDP strategy to invest in co-op housing

Speaking to press at the downtown Woodward’s building, the NDP leadership frontrunner announced his party’s plan to prioritize affordable housing.

NDP frontrunner Mulcair tackles electoral cooperation, Israel and marijuana at town hall

During a public event at W2 Woodward's, NDP leadership candidate Thomas Mulcair addressed key issues and took criticism over his position on Israel.

Mapping conservatism in North America

New data from Gallup shows that more Americans identify as conservative than liberal, but despite a Conservative majority in Parliament, Canadians may not be following the same trend.