The Canadian PressSeptember 11, 2020 The British Columbia government says it’s taking a new and more all-encompassing approach to protecting the province’s old-growth forests. Forests Minister Doug Donaldson says the government wants to break from the past _ when forestry decisions led to confrontations _ and fully involve environmental groups, Indigenous leaders, forest companies, labour […]
A third blockade has been set up on Edinburgh Mountain to stop logging corporation Teal-Jones from road building and logging in ancient forests in unceded Pacheedaht territory near Port Renfrew. Read on for more details.
CBC News British ColumbiaAugust 14, 2020 Protesters want the B.C. government to release recent review of old-growth forests in the province Protesters have spent nearly a week blockading a logging road near Port Renfrew in an effort to defend what they say is the last unlogged watershed on southern Vancouver Island, outside of protected parks. “Enough […]
The Williams Lake TribuneAugust 14th, 2020 9.5-foot-wide yellow cedar measured by Ancient Forest Alliance campaigners in Fairy Creek watershed Government and company officials continue to avoid comment as an environmental blockade near Port Renfrew reached its fifth day Friday. Attempts by Black Press media to speak to representatives of logging company Teal Jones and area […]
Chek News5pm Newscast – August 13, 2020 Skip ahead to 7:41 to watch this Chek News segment about the blockade to protect the at-risk headwaters of the Fairy Creek valley near Port Renfrew in Pacheedaht territory. Fairy Creek is the last, unlogged valley outside of a park on southern Vancouver Island, and it’s currently under […]
Times Colonist August 12, 2020 Tape is seen in an old-growth forest in an image in a video provided by protesters who want to prevent Teal Jones from logging in the Fairy Creek Valley. About 20 protesters have blocked a logging road near Port Renfrew, vowing they will stay until old-growth forests in a critical […]
Check out this APTN News piece about the current blockade to stop Teal Jones from logging Fairy Creek, the last unlogged watershed in the San Juan river system and probably the last unprotected intact watershed on southern Vancouver Island. (Skip ahead to 1:33 to watch the segment). Endangered ancient forests like those surrounding Fairy Creek […]
Lack of response from government led Nanaimo duo to give up fast after two weeks. The TyeeAugust 11, 2020 Two Nanaimo men have ended their hunger strike in protest of old growth logging but vow the fight to change government policy will continue. James Darling and Robert Fuller ended their strike at a weekend rally after two […]