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Award Winning Authors Visit Asa’itsx / Fairy Creek

Ada’itsx / Fairy Creek, Pacheedaht Territory: Award-winning authors Lorna Crozier and Sylvia Olsen visited Fairy Creek on Tuesday morning to offer their support, along with entrepreneur and BC Green Party co-founder John Kidder. “Everyone loved the poems Lorna read to us and the song John wrote,” said Diana Mongeau, one of the forest defenders who […]

Rainforest Flying Squad Responds to Police Union’s Media Release

The National Police Federation commissioned a survey and released a statement this week about public perception of Fairy Creek protestors. We note that the NPF survey itself shows that more than 75 percent  of respondents agreed that protest is an important part of democracy, and almost 50 percent agreed that civil disobedience is necessary to […]

Scientists angry and appalled by lack of protection for endangered birds and biodiversity in Fairy Creek

Scientists angry and appalled by lack of protection for endangered birds and biodiversity in Fairy Creek region’s old-growth forests Many endangered species inhabit the remaining old-growth forests that lie within and just outside Fairy Creek, as well as nearby in areas like Eden, the Walbran, Bugaboo and Caycuse, say a group of scientists. The biologists […]

Outrage Mounts Over Police Violence Towards Forest Protectors

Ada’itsx / Fairy Creek, Pacheedaht Territory:  A young man was flown by helicopter to hospital last Saturday after being injured by RCMP officers. He appeared to have a serious neck injury, after being first forced to the ground with great pressure on the back of his head, then being held on the ground by the officer […]

BC Supreme Court Upholds Public Access and Media Rights

August 10, 2021, Duncan – The BC Supreme Court has again confirmed that it is illegal for the RCMP to set up exclusion zones that block public and media access on public roads.  In a written decision released August 9, 2021, Justice Thompson stated, “The RCMP’s action of blocking road access for the purpose of enforcing an […]

Logging Continues Despite Extremely Flammable Conditions

BUGABOO CREEK, VANCOUVER ISLAND, July 16, 2021   Despite tinder-dry conditions and high to extreme fire-danger ratings throughout Vancouver Island, logging continues in the Bugaboo region near Greater Fairy Creek.   Satellite imagery shows that since Friday July 9, several hundred metres have been felled to provide road access for clearcut logging.   This old-growth […]

Teal Jones Proposal Could Cause BC Taxpayers to Bear the Burden of Forest Defenders’ Prosecutions

TEAL JONES PROPOSAL COULD CAUSE BC TAXPAYERS TO  BEAR THE BURDEN OF FOREST DEFENDERS’ PROSECUTIONS   July 8, 2021, Duncan, B.C. – Teal Jones this week asked the court to invite the BC Attorney General (AG) to take on the ongoing prosecutions of forest defenders. This request will alleviate Teal Jones of the financial and procedural burdens of prosecuting more than a […]

RFS News Advisory – Court proceedings Tuesday, July 6

June 5, 2021, Victoria BC   On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, Teal Jones will be making application to the court to the BC Attorney General to,   “assume conduct, on an ongoing basis, of contempt proceedings against all individuals who have been or who will be arrested for breaching the injunction; to undertake a review […]

Despite Deferral Old Growth Logging Continues

June 21, 2021: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logging Continues in Ada’itsx / Greater Fairy Creek Rainforest and Other Old-Growth Areas   Despite public expectations that ancient forests have been saved, old-growth logging continues in the intact, adjacent forests surrounding Fairy Creek. Activists say the old-growth logging deferral announced June 9th has changed little.   While a […]