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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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First Nations urged to boycott BC’s ‘DISINGENUOUS’ forestry plan

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

First Nations should boycott BC’s current consultation process around modernizing the province’s forestry policy, an Indigenous forestry advisory organization recommends. 

The short timeline and the nature of the consultation process offered by the province is disingenuous, said Chief Bill Williams, president of the BC First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC). 

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Fairy Creek celebration at the Provincial Legislature

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Fairy Creek blockades began on August 9th a year ago, and the forest defenders are holding a celebration at the Provincial Legislature today.

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Quebec rejects $14 Billion LNG project

By John Woodside, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

After a groundswell of opposition to GNL Québec’s multibillion-dollar natural gas project, the provincial government has rejected the plan. Now advocates say it’s time for other governments to follow suit.

The $14-billion proposal would have moved fracked natural gas from northern British Columbia and Alberta to a liquefaction plant and export terminal at the Port of Saguenay. The company was aiming to export 11 million tonnes per year. GNL Québec said it would be a carbon-neutral facility by offsetting its “direct” greenhouse gas emissions, and that it would help offset dirtier pollutants, like oil or coal, around the world.

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From the mouths of the defenders: A Fairy Creek chronology

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter – Using interviews, video footage and written accounts, CKTZ News has drawn up a Fairy Creek chronology. 

“Vancouver was once covered in trees that had the girth of a good third of my house.  Those forests are gone,” Rainforest Flying Squad spokesperson Carol Tootill told CKTZ News. 

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