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Excavator Drivers Horrified by RCMP Methods of Extracting Old-Growth Forest Protectors
June 19, 2021
Peter Ewart

Every year, much of North America and the world is drenched in the weedkiller glyphosate (the key ingredient in Roundup).  Is this safe?  Or are we living in a giant test tube? 

Since 1974, in the U.S., 1.8 million tons have been sprayed on crops, forests, road sides, waterways, golf courses, lawns and school grounds. Worldwide, 9.4 millions tons have been applied (1).  In British Columbia, hundreds of thousands of hectares of forests have been sprayed, with research showing that the residue can linger in some forest plants for up to 12 years (2).

David Broadland
Pacheedaht Elder Bill Jones speaking out at the Caycuse blockade (Photo by Michael Lo)

June 5, 2021

PREMIER JOHN HORGAN recently claimed he couldn’t resolve the tense and expensive standoff on Pacheedaht traditional territories between old-growth forest defenders and the RCMP. Why? Horgan told reporters, “The critical recommendation that’s in play at Fairy Creek is consulting with the title holders. If we were to arbitrarily put deferrals in place there, that would be a return to the colonialism that we have so graphically been brought back to this week by the discovery in Kamloops.”

Todd Coyne

June 7, 2021 12:02PM PDT

VICTORIA -- A group of First Nations say they have reached an agreement to defer old-growth logging in parts of southwestern Vancouver Island for the next two years.

The Huu-ay-aht, Ditidaht, and Pacheedaht First Nations say they informed the B.C. government on Saturday of their plan to hold off on old-growth logging in the Fairy Creek and Central Walbran areas while the nations develop long-term resource stewardship plans.


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