‘War in the woods’: activists blockade Vancouver Island in bid to save ancient trees

Things are heating up in BC’s forests and the world is taking notice. Check out this recent article in The Guardian.

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Caycuse before & after photos are the cover story of the latest British Columbia Magazine

AFA photographer TJ Watt’s shocking before & after photos of old-growth logging by Teal-Jones in the Caycuse Valley are the cover story of the latest British Columbia Magazine.

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Nanaimo city council votes to oppose logging of at-risk old-growth forests

Great news! City of Nanaimo Local Government and City of Port Moody have BOTH passed motions to oppose the logging of BC’s endangered old-growth forests.

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B.C. government faces rising criticism for failing to protect old growth forests from logging

A great article in Chek News exposing the BC government’s PR spin, delay tactics, and sophistry that’s allowing for continued old-growth logging in highly endangered areas.

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6 months after old growth report, Island’s Green MLAs rap NDP for lack of action

BC Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau and Green MLA Adam Olsen have been holding John Horgan’s feet to the fire in the BC legislature this past week. But the BC NDP’s response has been hugely disappointing.

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Critics cut into B.C. government’s protection plan for old-growth forests

Environmental groups and the BC Green Party say the province’s failure to defer old-growth logging will exhaust the last remaining stands while a new forestry plan is developed.

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Nothing but delays: Old-growth logging continues as B.C.’s commitments to change slip

When interviewed by the Globe and Mail about BC’s old-growth forests and the government’s election promise to fully implement the Old Growth panel’s recommendations, Premier Horgan said, “It is not my intention to see the last big tree felled.”
But actions speak louder than words and so far Premier Horgan and the BC NDP are failing on old-growth. Read more…

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Environmental group issues report card on B.C. NDP government’s old-growth forest promises

Here’s a Global News piece, featuring an interview with Sierra Club BC’s Jens Wieting, about the BC government’s failing old-growth report card.

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