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BC’s “Chinook Of The Forest” To Perish Due to Lack of Provincial Protection

BC’s “Chinook Of The Forest” To Perish Due to Lack of Provincial Protection Government inaction on biodiversity dismantles our greatest existing assets   Lekwungen Territory (Victoria, BC), October 27, 2021: Despite its commitment to enact species-at-risk legislation in 2017, the BC Government approved clearcutting of an old growth forest area containing a rare species. Clearcutting of […]

Man Missing for 12 Days at Fairy Creek

Man Missing for 12 Days at Fairy Creek Gerald Kearney has been missing for 12 days and friends are distressed. The retired lawyer, also known as Smiley, was last seen at Ridge Camp at the Fairy Creek blockades on Wednesday, October 13th. Kearney had travelled to Fairy Creek with Naomi Hunter, leader of the Saskatchewan […]

Pacheedaht Community Was Never Consulted on Forestry, Elder says

Pacheedaht Community Was Never Consulted on Forestry, Elder says Oct.21, 2021, Ada’itsx / Fairy Creek, Pacheedaht Territory: The NDP’s newly introduced legislation still does not protect biodiversity at immediate risk, or Indigenous rights over their unceded territories — two of the top recommendations made last year by the Old Growth Strategic Review. While Premier Horgan […]

BC Supreme Court Refuses Teal-Jones’ Application to Extend Injunction Based on Unlawful Behaviour of RCMP 

Ada’itsx (Fairy Creek, BC), September 28, 2021 – Marking a huge milestone in the fight to protect old-growth forests in BC, today the application to extend the injunction against the forest defenders in Fairy Creek was denied. Supreme Court Justice Douglas Thompson called the protesters “good citizens” and decided the RCMP’s misconduct represented such a […]

More Carbon Stored in Fairy Creek Forest than in Amazon, says Renowned Scientist

Ada’itsx/Fairy Creek, Pacheedaht First Nations Territory, Vancouver Island:   During a talk in Victoria on Wednesday, Dr. Suzanne Simard said the forests in the Fairy Creek area store more carbon, per hectare per year, than is stored in the tropical rainforests of the Amazon. The renowned forest ecologist visited Fairy Creek on southern Vancouver Island […]

RCMP In Contempt Of Court, RFS Members Say

RCMP IN CONTEMPT OF COURT, RFS MEMBERS SAY   Victoria, BC: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Three members of Rainforest Flying Squad are heading to court regarding the RCMP’s continued use of exclusion zones. Rainforest Flying Squad members Keith Cherry, Saul Arbess and Rani Earnhart will be applying to Justice Thompson for an order that the continued […]

RCMP Wear Banned Symbol As They Arrest Indigenous Leader At Fairy Creek

RCMP WEAR BANNED SYMBOL AS THEY ARREST INDIGENOUS LEADER AT FAIRY CREEK August 12, 2021 (Ada’itsx, Fairy Creek): Since Monday, August 9, almost 90 protesters have been arrested at Fairy Creek during RCMP raids undertaken in military style. Many officers wear the banned Thin Blue Line badges further intimidating people of colour. Among those arrested is […]

Voices From the Ancestral Forest Frontlines Aug.9

Voices from the Ancestral Forest Frontlines Where: Provincial Legislature, Victoria, B.C on Lekwungen territory with gratitude for the blessing of living and working for a healed world on this beautiful land. When: August 9th, 2021, 3 pm- 10:30 pm (start with March from Blanshard St. courthouse at 2 pm)   This gathering is in honour […]

Could lichens and bats help bring real protection to Fairy Creek?

Could cute lichens and little brown bats help bring real protection to Fairy Creek? Fairy Creek is home to a number of species at risk, and should be protected, say several scientists. At-risk species sighted in recent months include a variety of birds, little brown bats, and a lichen described as “cute” and sensitive. Could […]