Forestry

22/05/21
Author: 
Derrick O'Keefe, Jerome Turner
Thursday was another day of confrontation on a remote logging road in southwest Vancouver Island, including the violent arrest of a young Indigenous woman by the RCMP. Police are enforcing a court injunction granted to forestry company Teal-Jones. - Jerome Turner

 MAY 21, 2021

21 arrests have been made in three days, as RCMP continues to limit press access

Thursday was another day of confrontation on a remote logging road in southwest Vancouver Island, including the violent arrest of a young Indigenous woman by the RCMP. Police are enforcing a court injunction granted to forestry company Teal-Jones.

18/05/21
Author: 
Oliver Milman
 Forest - The world is still experiencing an overall loss of forests ‘at a terrifying rate,’ researchers say. Photo by Robert Balog / Pixabay

May 18th 2021

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration

An area of forest the size of France has regrown around the world over the past 20 years, showing that regeneration in some places is paying off, a new analysis has found.

18/05/21
Author: 
Rochelle Baker
Old growth tree - Fairy Creek blockade activists in the Caycuse camp expect RCMP arrests by Tuesday morning. File photo by Will O'Connell

May 17th 2021

Fairy Creek old-growth activists are worried the RCMP will move into protest camps and make arrests with impunity while denying media and other legal observers the ability to scrutinize their enforcement of an injunction order on southwestern Vancouver Island.

17/05/21
Author: 
Stefan Labbé
 Coquitlam Reservoir supplies up to 40 per cent of Metro Vancouver's water — in the coming decades that's expected to double. (via UVIC Environmental Law Centre)

May 15, 2021

Metro Vancouver has banked at least 60% of the region's future water supply on the Coquitlam Reservoir. But as it moves to secure municipal water for the next half-century, the fate of an Indigenous community and the river they live on is at stake.

On a recent sunlit afternoon, Heidi Walsh stepped onto the observation deck of a century-old concrete tower overlooking 600 square kilometres of mountain forest. 

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

22 min read

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

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