Category Archives: Forests

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.

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Connecting the dots between clearcut logging and BC’s megafloods

Vancouver based filmmaker Daniel J Pierce just released a film that attempts to connect the dots between clearcut logging and the megafloods wreaking havoc in BC’s Interior. 

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Effect of Octopus Creek wildfire to be felt for years: report

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The closure of recreational areas affected by one of the biggest wildfires in the history of the regional district is being recommended by a provincial report.

A Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (MFLNRORD) post wildfire risk analysis reconnaissance report for the Michaud Creek and Octopus Creek wildfires said the risk of waterborne hazards will be so high that it recommended recreational closures for the next three years.

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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. 

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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.

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