Tag Archives: Crackdown at Fairy Creek

Protester talks about finding semi-automatic ammunition clip at Fairy Creek

Cortes Currents exclusive – The opinions in the program that follows belong to one of Cortes Radio’s volunteer producers and are not necessarily shared by Cortes Community Radio Society, its board, staff, employees, volunteers or listening audience.    

One of Cortes Radio’s volunteer DJs, who broadcasts under the name ‘Hiway Hippy’, believes that a clip of semi automatic ammunition he found at Fairy Creek belongs the RCMP.

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Cortes Fundraiser raises over $3,000 for Fairy Creek defenders

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A public event called “Ode to the Old Growth” held at Hollyhock last Friday raised more than $3,000 to support Fairy Creek forest protesters.

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Public demonstration at RCMP detachment at Courtenay about police actions at Fairy Creek

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Last week, “Stand Down” protests were organized in front of RCMP detachments across the province to protest police tactics at the Fairy Creek anti-old-growth-logging blockades on Vancouver Island.

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Over 90 complaints about police misconduct at Fairy Creek received says RCMP watchdog

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

There’s been over 90 complaints filed about police actions at the Fairy Creek logging blockade since June 25.

Kate McDerby, director of strategic communications and outreach for the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP (CRCC), confirmed 25 of those complaints are currently being investigated. 

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73 complaints against the RCMP at Fairy Creek

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The federal agency that holds RCMP to account has received a total of 73 public complaints associated with enforcement measures at the Fairy Creek old-growth logging blockades in British Columbia, says the legal team representing the activist group.

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