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 CEO among delegates on Harper’s China visit

Over 40 Canadian executives are joining the Prime Minister on his trip to talk trade in China. One of them is Patrick Daniel, CEO of Northern Gateway pipeline proponent Enbridge.

Aboriginal pipeline opponents seek support from China

As Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrives in China, B.C.'s Yinka Dene Alliance attempts to sway Chinese opinion with an open letter condemning Canadian oil sands projects.

New oilsands monitoring strategy not enough, say environmentalists

Representatives from Greenpeace and Pembina Institute say the three-year implementation plan leaves too much room for error, and an independent commission is needed to make monitoring more credible.

Key to smart transit is data sharing, experts say at Cities Summit

Sharing information is the city's best bet for improving public transit, according to panelists at Vancouver's 2012 Cities Summit.

Harper confirms support for commercial seal hunt despite protests from animal lovers

PETA protesters take issue with Harper’s support for the slaughter of baby seals, claiming it costs taxpayers millions to promote the dying industry.

Why The Waldorf Hotel was the hippest place in town

Yesterday, the city learned the Waldorf had been bought by developers. A year ago, VO wrote this profile of the hotel, an indication of what will be lost.

Canada's National Energy Board an oil sands “ally”?

Government documents obtained by Climate Action Network describe the NEB as an oil sands “ally”, while enviros and Aboriginals are "adversaries". So what does this mean for Northern Gateway?

"Scary time" for Canada

Critics say they’re “dismayed” by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s anti-democratic and “McCarthy-esque” tactics, regarding regulatory hearings for the Northern Gateway oil sands pipeline.

B.C. tourism industry leaders concerned about hazards of Northern Gateway oil pipeline

As public hearings continue on the controversial oil sands pipeline, resort owners say tankers and potential oil spills could have a severe impact on the B.C. tourism industry.

Oilsands protest: activists greet Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver at business event

Protesters portray Natural Resources Minister Oliver as a puppet for foreign corporations, while voicing their concerns over the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline.