RCMP At Fairy Creek Blockade Ignore The Real Emergency

By Rita Wong, Rabble.ca. -

On Aug. 9, the one-year anniversary of the Fairy Creek protection efforts, the RCMP raided Fairy Creek's headquarter camp. Twenty-five police vehicles, a helicopter and an emergency tactical unit [...]

Fairy Creek Protesters Rally Outside Justin Trudeau’s Hotel

By CBC News. -

When Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau touched down in the Vancouver area on Tuesday as part of his election campaign, a group of protesters against old-growth logging in the Fairy Creek watershed [...]

Fairy Creek Got An Old-Growth Deferral

By Zoe Yunker, The Tyee. -

Splatsin First Nation Kukpi7 Wayne Christian knows the migration patterns of the last remaining southern mountain caribou in his territory in southeast B.C. — they spend their winters up in the [...]

Police Raid The Hub For Fairy Creek Blockaders

By Zoe Yunker, The Tyee. -

In a major advancement of police activity in the old growth blockades around Fairy Creek on Southern Vancouver Island, RCMP raided the gate to the blockaders’ headquarters on Monday. It was the [...]

Threats And Fear As Loggers Clash With Blockaders At Fairy Creek

By Ora Cogan and Angelo Scaia, Ricochet. -

Over 320 arrests have been made at the Fairy Creek blockades since police began removing forest defenders in mid-May. As enforcement of an injunction obtained by logging company Teal-Jones enters [...]

Stopping The Logging Of Redwoods In Jackson State Forest

By Cal Winslow, Counter Punch. -

Logging has begun in Jackson State Demonstration Forest, 48,000 acres of state owned redwood forestland in Mendocino County in Northern California. The forest consists mostly of heavily cut over [...]

‘War In The woods’: Hundreds Of Anti-Logging Protesters Arrested

By Jesse Winter, The Guardian. -

Police in western Canada have arrested more than 270 people as a conflict over old growth logging in British Columbia’s ancient rainforests continues to grow. At the protest blockades in the [...]

Old-Growth Logging Protesters On Day Seven Of Hunger Strike

By Tiffany Crawford, Vancouver Sun. -

Old-growth logging protesters on day seven of a hunger strike are calling for an urgent meeting with B.C. Premier John Horgan and Forests Minister Katrine Conroy. Brent Eichler, president of [...]

At Fairy Creek, Indigenous-settler Allyships Are Complicated

By Brandi Morin, Ricochet Media. -

Roots of collaboration grown at battle for old growth could strengthen fight against colonization. As the sun rises over the mountains where the soaring trees grow in the ancient Fairy Creek [...]

The Battle For Old-Growth Forests In British Columbia

By Ethan Cox, Jerome Turner, Kyle Darling, and Michael Simkin, Ricochet. -

Over the last two weeks around 120 people have been arrested and charged, most with violating an injunction obtained by a logging company. But with more people streaming in by the day and the [...]

The New Faces Of BC’s Old-Growth Activism

By Serena Renner, The Tyee. -

Torrance Coste’s dusty Nissan XTerra disappears in a cloud of grey dirt. He’s checking out recent logging activity around Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park on southern Vancouver Island for the [...]

Clear-Cuts: Cause Hot Catastrophic Wildfires

By Chuck Burr, Culture Quake. -

Pack billions of the same-age trees close together, wait for dry-lightning or another ignition source, and you have an unnatural firebomb. The cause of thousands of annual catastrophic hot fires [...]

BC: Preserving Biodiversity Now Guides Logging Policies

By Serena Renner and Amanda Follett Hosgood, The Tyee. -

British Columbia - B.C. Forests Minister Doug Donaldson today announced the deferral of old-growth logging within more than 350,000 hectares as well as the protection of up to 1,500 giant trees. [...]

Protesters Block Logging Road Near Port Renfrew

By Darron Kloster, Times Colonist. -

About 20 protesters have blocked a logging road near Port Renfrew, vowing they will stay until old-growth forests in a critical watershed area of the San Juan River are protected. The [...]

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