Forestry

01/04/21
Author: 
CTV News Vancouver Island Staff
Activists are seen gathered outside the provincial courthouse in Victoria on March 4 protesting the injunction that was granted to forestry company Teal-Jones on April 1:(CTV News)

April 1, 2021

VICTORIA -- The B.C. Supreme Court has granted an injunction to remove protesters from logging sites near the Fairy Creek area of Port Renfrew.

The blockades were set up in August against logging company Teal-Jones. Protesters say the blockades were established to prevent old-growth logging in the area.

Activists say they will continue to call on the B.C. government to intervene.

28/03/21
Author: 
Times Colonist
Protesters at the legislature grounds watch the Esquimalt Singers and Dancers perform Saturday at The Last Stand, a rally against logging of old-growth forests. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST

MARCH 27, 2021

Several hundred people rallied at the legislature grounds on Saturday to protest the logging of old-growth forests in B.C.

27/03/21
Author: 
Serena Renner, Tyee contributor, and Zoë Yunker
The blockade in the Fairy Creek watershed has faced criticisms for not receiving support from Pacheedaht First Nation, whose territory includes the watershed. Photo: Will O'Connell

Mar 26, 2021

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Simon Frankson emerged from his sleeping bag at 4 a.m., just in time to join the fray.

22/03/21
Author: 
Peter Ewart

Mar. 18, 2021

The effects of climate change on the forests, landscapes, jobs and communities of British Columbia are increasingly evident across the province, including infestation by insects such as the pine beetle (which has killed millions of hectares of Interior pine forest), severe wildfires, drought, flooding, and other problems.  The pine beetle epidemic alone has resulted in the loss of thousands of forestry jobs and the closure of dozens of mills, and climate change is having other negative effects on both the forests and economy.

03/03/21
Author: 
Rochelle Baker
Members of one of the Fairy Creek blockade camps set out to deter old-growth logging in cut blocks on southern Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy of Fairy Creek blockade

March 3rd 2021

Protesters attempting to protect some of the last stands of old-growth forest on southern Vancouver Island are facing arrest if a logging company gets court approval to disband their camps this week.

Forestry company Teal-Jones has filed an application with the Supreme Court of British Columbia for an injunction to remove the Fairy Creek blockade at various entry points to its Tree Farm Licence (TFL) 46 near the community of Port Renfrew.

21/02/21
Author: 
Darron Kloster
Protesters have been preventing Teal Jones’ road building and logging crews from accessing its cut block on Tree Forest License 46 at various access points for nearly seven months. RAINFOREST FLYING SQUAD

Feb. 20, 2021

Teal Jones has filed an application with the Supreme Court of British Columbia for an injunction to remove blockades at Fairy Creek near Port Renfrew and other areas of its logging operations on the South Island.

10/02/21
Author: 
Carl Meyer
Canopy executive director Nicole Rycroft stands next to straw bales at Columbia Pulp Mill in Washington. Rycroft photo

February 9th 2021

For Nicole Rycroft, the first modern, tree-free commercial-scale pulp mill in North America was a “lightbulb moment” about the climate crisis.

The new mill in eastern Washington state, called Columbia Pulp, runs entirely without woodchips.

Instead, it makes pulp, for paper products like tissues and food containers, out of some of the hundreds of millions of tonnes of wheat straw that is left over after farmers harvest their grain.

22/01/21
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage
For the first time, Canada has proposed a way to meet its climate targets, but it will take a lot more tough legislation to rein in emissions, writes Barry Saxifrage. Photo from NASA

January 18th 2021

There’s good news and bad news about Canada’s 2030 climate target.

The good news is that for the first time, Canada has proposed a way to meet a climate target. The government’s recently announced Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy (HEHE) plan contains enough new climate policy proposals that, if implemented, will allow Canada to reach its 2030 target.

21/12/20
Author: 
Roxanne Egan-Elliott
Protesters set up a blockade in early August to prevent logging company Teal Jones from building a road into the Fairy Creek headwaters and have maintained a constant presence for more than 140 days. SUBMITTED

Dec. 20, 2020

A group of protesters trying to protect old-growth forests have been blocking a logging road near Port Renfrew for nearly five months and say they’ll remain as long as the trees are threatened.

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