Category Archives: Forests

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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Several endangered bird species spotted at Fairy Creek

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A number of species at risk were seen near a part of Fairy Creek where the logging company Teal Jones is about to commence operations.

A spokesperson for the BC Ministry of Forests confirmed there have been sightings and they have hired a species expert to conduct surveys and provide guidance for management approaches.

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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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Over 90 complaints about police misconduct at Fairy Creek received says RCMP watchdog

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

There’s been over 90 complaints filed about police actions at the Fairy Creek logging blockade since June 25.

Kate McDerby, director of strategic communications and outreach for the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP (CRCC), confirmed 25 of those complaints are currently being investigated. 

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