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Fairy Creek: Federal Court Rules Canada Failed To Protect ‘At-Risk’ Birds In Old Growth Logging Areas

A Federal Court ruled that Canada’s Environment Minister, Steven Guilbeault, failed to protect habitats of at-risk migratory birds in old growth logging areas. Chief Justice Paul Crampton stated the Minister’s decision to limit protection to areas where nests were found ‘was neither reasonable or tenable.’ 

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Down a Road and Back

In early September 2021, for many reasons, I drove 4 hours to Fairy Creek, now the location of Canada’s largest public demonstration and protest. As of this writing, in  excess of 950 “Forest Defenders” have been arrested. They are peacefully protesting, focused on ending any further clear cut logging of the remaining 3% of ancient forests in British Columbia.   Another reason for the trip: as a hobby geologist I wanted to explore streams and shorelines, trying to understand earthquakes and plate tectonics which have impacted Vancouver Island.

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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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Writing letters to Premier Horgan – at the Quadra Island Farmers Market

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Quadra Island Farmers Market reopened on July 3rd, after an 18 month closure due to COVID, and the busiest table appears to have been writing letters to Premier Horgan in defence of old growth forests.

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Campbell River Staggered protest against BC’s old growth logging practises

There was a staggered protest against BC’s old growth logging practises in front of MLA Michele Babchuk’s office, in Campbell River, yesterday. 

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