Tag Archives: Old Growth Forest

Cortes at Fairy Creek: In Their Own Words

I mean, I’ve been in cut blocks quite a lot before, I’ve been around that sort of stuff quite a lot, but I’ve never seen it the way I did when I was at Fairy Creek, you know, feeling the misery of the land and the devastation there, like on a very personal level.

— Dani

Most people are probably aware of the protest and blockade at Fairy Creek on Vancouver island. For over a year, forest defenders have blocked a logging road to prevent logging company Teal Jones from cutting intact old growth areas. For this special feature. I did a little oral history with seven local people who went to Fairy Creek to join that blockade.

Continue reading Cortes at Fairy Creek: In Their Own Words

Meaningful dialogue must precede sweeping BC Government announcements, says Chamber Executive Director 

The Campbell River & District Chamber of Commerce is protesting the provincial government’s handling of a proposed deferral of 2.6 million hectares of old growth forest. 

“The BC Government needs to sit down at a table with the First Nations, industry, labour and representatives from all the communities and have meaningful dialogue before they implement these deferrals. If they don’t, it is going to have devastating impacts on all of our communities,” said Executive Director Mary Ruth Snyder. 

Continue reading Meaningful dialogue must precede sweeping BC Government announcements, says Chamber Executive Director 

Why Grand Chief Stewart Phillip is against Horgan’s proposed old growth logging deferrals

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, is among those speaking out against Horgan’s proposal to defer logging on 2.6 million hectares of the province’s most at risk old growth forests.

Continue reading Why Grand Chief Stewart Phillip is against Horgan’s proposed old growth logging deferrals

Deferring 2.6 million hectares of BC’s most at-risk old growth forests

British Columbia is considering whether to defer logging on 2.6 million hectares of the provinces most at-risk old growth forests

Continue reading Deferring 2.6 million hectares of BC’s most at-risk old growth forests

The RCMP returned to Fairy Creek

The RCMP returned to Fairy Creek last Friday, October 16. A post on the Fairy Creek Blockade Facebook page states 7 cars drove up, and 15 officers wearing blue standard-issue rain gear walked into the Forest Defender Headquarters.

Continue reading The RCMP returned to Fairy Creek