Fairy Creek watershed

Protesters to old-growth logging used a 1200-year-old slice of a tree to block an entrance in the west wing where British Columbia Premier John Horgan’s office is located in the legislature in Victoria on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Celebrities call on B.C. to stop old growth logging

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, primatologist Jane Goodall and actor William Shatner among signees

 

RCMP officers gather in front of a tripod erected by protesters during enforcement of the BC Supreme Court injunction in the Fairy Creek watershed on Tuesday, Sept. 14. (RCMP photo)

Protesters arrested for blocking industry at Fairy Creek

Police also investigating protesters’ interaction with tree planters

 

An RCMP officer stands by as protesters, left, are chained to a gate during an anti-logging blockade in Caycuse, B.C. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The National Police Federation says officers who enforced an injunction against blockades at a logging site on southern Vancouver Island were “the thin blue line between order and chaos.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jen Osborne

UPDATED: Old-growth logging protesters dig in as company to Appeal Court’s injunction denial

Teal Cedar Products Ltd. says in a statement it intends to appeal the judge’s decision from Tuesday

An RCMP officer stands by as protesters, left, are chained to a gate during an anti-logging blockade in Caycuse, B.C. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The National Police Federation says officers who enforced an injunction against blockades at a logging site on southern Vancouver Island were “the thin blue line between order and chaos.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jen Osborne
A bus and sign are shown near the Eden blockade in the Fairy Creek area near Port Renfrew, B.C., on May, 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS

United Steelworkers condemn ‘extremist’ protest tactics at Fairy Creek

Union says protesters used tree spikes, tampered with helipads and encroached on tree fallers

A bus and sign are shown near the Eden blockade in the Fairy Creek area near Port Renfrew, B.C., on May, 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS
A watch camp that was recently abandoned because members formed a new blockade a few kilometres away is shown in the Fairy Creek area near Port Renfrew, B.C., on May, 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jen Osborne

Ongoing protests, arrests at Fairy Creek over logging ‘not working,’ says judge

A British Columbia Supreme Court judge in Nanaimo suggested Thursday he will…

A watch camp that was recently abandoned because members formed a new blockade a few kilometres away is shown in the Fairy Creek area near Port Renfrew, B.C., on May, 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jen Osborne
RCMP officers and protesters face off at a camp in Fairy Creek with tripod structures visible in the background. (Submitted by BC RCMP)

Police union survey says most in B.C. support enforcement at Fairy Creek

82% agree with enforcement, 77% support right to peaceful protest

RCMP officers and protesters face off at a camp in Fairy Creek with tripod structures visible in the background. (Submitted by BC RCMP)
Fairy Creek protesters say that some of their belongings, including tarps and awnings, ended up in this dumpster at the Bings Creek waste management facility. (Carole Toothill photo)

Protesters, Teal Jones disagree about Fairy Creek ‘garbage’

Abandoned or confiscated? Company says personal items are being returned

Fairy Creek protesters say that some of their belongings, including tarps and awnings, ended up in this dumpster at the Bings Creek waste management facility. (Carole Toothill photo)
RCMP officers gather in front of a tripod erected by protesters on the Granite Mainline Forest Service Road in the Fairy Creek watershed on Tuesday, Sept. 14. (RCMP photo)

Fairy Creek arrests surpass 1,000 mark

Canada’s largest act of civil disobedience continues

RCMP officers gather in front of a tripod erected by protesters on the Granite Mainline Forest Service Road in the Fairy Creek watershed on Tuesday, Sept. 14. (RCMP photo)
Protesters hold a banner as they stand in front of stacks of lumber during a demonstration against old-growth logging, at Teal-Jones Group sawmill in Surrey, B.C., on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Teal-Jones holds licenses allowing it to log in the Fairy Creek Watershed on Vancouver Island. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Old-growth activists want fewer police powers at Fairy Creek, RCMP asking for more

Teal Cedar Products asks B.C. court for one-year injunction extension at Fairy Creek

Protesters hold a banner as they stand in front of stacks of lumber during a demonstration against old-growth logging, at Teal-Jones Group sawmill in Surrey, B.C., on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Teal-Jones holds licenses allowing it to log in the Fairy Creek Watershed on Vancouver Island. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An RCMP specialist removes a protester from a trench across a road at a blockade in the Fairy Creek watershed. (Submitted by BC RCMP)

RCMP remove Fairy Creek protesters as trenches fill with rain

Rainforest Flying Squad concerned that logging has resumed

An RCMP specialist removes a protester from a trench across a road at a blockade in the Fairy Creek watershed. (Submitted by BC RCMP)
RCMP officers assess the situation at an anti-logging protest in Caycuse, B.C., on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The ongoing battle over old-growth forests on southern Vancouver Island is heading back to court where a forest company will seek to extend an injunction order and the RCMP and protesters will face off over police powers.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jen Osborne

Forest company, RCMP, old-growth defenders due in court this month for 4 hearings

More than 800 people have been arrested in the area since May

RCMP officers assess the situation at an anti-logging protest in Caycuse, B.C., on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The ongoing battle over old-growth forests on southern Vancouver Island is heading back to court where a forest company will seek to extend an injunction order and the RCMP and protesters will face off over police powers.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jen Osborne
Two protesters were arrested for blocking a roadway in Vancouver during a protest against old-growth logging on Thursday. (Extinction Rebellion/Twitter)

2 arrested at Vancouver protest against old-growth logging

The protest was organized by Extinction Rebellion in solidarity with Fairy Creek protesters

Two protesters were arrested for blocking a roadway in Vancouver during a protest against old-growth logging on Thursday. (Extinction Rebellion/Twitter)
RCMP officers and protesters face off at a camp in Fairy Creek with tripod structures visible in the background. (File - RCMP)

Court to hear more Fairy Creek challenges

Protesters challenge RCMP exclusion zones; logging company wants continuation of injunction

RCMP officers and protesters face off at a camp in Fairy Creek with tripod structures visible in the background. (File - RCMP)
Waterfall Camp on the Granite Main is blocking access to old-growth cut blocks that Teal Cedar has a licence to log. The court injunction that declared such blockades illegal expires Sept. 26. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Logging company seeks extension to Fairy Creek injunction on south Island

Elders for Ancient Trees to argue against renewal at B.C. Supreme Court hearing Sept. 13

Waterfall Camp on the Granite Main is blocking access to old-growth cut blocks that Teal Cedar has a licence to log. The court injunction that declared such blockades illegal expires Sept. 26. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Protesters sit chained to a tree stump at an anti-old-growth logging blockade in Caycuse, B.C. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jen Osborne

Ongoing protest over old-growth logging on Vancouver Island marks one year

Fairy Creek protests have made a mark on politics and public discourse

Protesters sit chained to a tree stump at an anti-old-growth logging blockade in Caycuse, B.C. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jen Osborne
The RCMP use an excavator to extract an old-growth logging protester from a tripod in the Fairy Creek area on Vancouver Island. (Submitted)

RCMP watchdog gets more than 70 enforcement complaints from Fairy Creek blockades

Protesters’ lawyer says 17 complaints fall under the agency’s mandate and will be investigated

The RCMP use an excavator to extract an old-growth logging protester from a tripod in the Fairy Creek area on Vancouver Island. (Submitted)
Protesters supporting the Fairy Creek old-growth logging blockade gather outside RCMP headquarters on Blanshard Street at Nanaimo Street in Victoria. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Protesters gather outside RCMP headquarters in Victoria

Demonstrators rallied outside of the Victoria RCMP headquarters Monday afternoon. Gathering at…

Protesters supporting the Fairy Creek old-growth logging blockade gather outside RCMP headquarters on Blanshard Street at Nanaimo Street in Victoria. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
RCMP officers wait for protesters in tripods, sleeping dragons and coffins to voluntarily remove themselves earlier this summer in a remote part of southwest Vancouver Island. (Black Press Media file photo)

Fairy Creek protesters accuse RCMP of aggression after use of pepper spray

‘They’re trying to make it scary to be out there,’ says lawyer for protesters

RCMP officers wait for protesters in tripods, sleeping dragons and coffins to voluntarily remove themselves earlier this summer in a remote part of southwest Vancouver Island. (Black Press Media file photo)
RCMP officers wait for protesters in tripods, sleeping dragons and coffins to voluntarily remove themselves earlier this summer in a remote part of southwest Vancouver Island. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff file)

49 arrested in latest sweep of ongoing old growth logging protests at Fairy Creek

Since enforcement of the court injunction began in May, 690 people have been charged

RCMP officers wait for protesters in tripods, sleeping dragons and coffins to voluntarily remove themselves earlier this summer in a remote part of southwest Vancouver Island. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff file)