Tag Archives: RCMP

Property being illegally seized at Fairy Creek old-growth blockades, lawyers argue

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Kimberly Murray faces a difficult dilemma after her vehicle was towed during an RCMP raid of the Fairy Creek old-growth blockades on Vancouver Island in early August. 

Aside from questions about whether the car was legally impounded, given it was parked outside the RCMP temporary exclusion zone off to the side of the road on Aug. 9, Murray is facing a $2,500 fee to get it back. 

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Election 2021: Conservative candidate refuses to sign Wet’suwet’en group’s pledge as it may contravene Elections Act

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Claire Rattée, the Conservative candidate for Skeena–Bulkley Valley said she will not be signing an online pledge put forth by a Wet’suwet’en Gidimt’en clan asking candidates to commit to not provide federal funding for LNG Canada and Coastal GasLink projects in Northern B.C. 

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Old-growth activists want fewer police powers at Fairy Creek; The RCMP want more

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A slew of legal applications involving the contentious Fairy Creek old-growth blockades are moving forward in B.C. Supreme Court this week as the protest becomes one of the largest acts of civil disobedience in Canada.

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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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