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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 […]

Lack of Action in Wake of Panel Appointments Endangers Old Growth Forests

June 25, 2021: If decisions to protect old growth forests aren’t made until 2023, will there be anything left to protect? That is the question Rainforest Flying Squad (RFS) is asking, following the province’s announcement that an Old Growth Technical Advisory Panel has been appointed. The two year timeline means hundreds of hectares of old-growth […]

BC Government Announcement One Small Step to End Old Growth Logging in BC

BC Government Announcement One Small Step to End Old Growth Logging in BC FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 9, 2021 Despite today’s announcement by the Province of British Columbia, deferring logging in key areas in Fairy Creek and the Central Walbran, protesters will remain in the Fairy Creek Area. Large-scale logging could still occur in old-growth […]

RCMP Begin Arrests at Caycuse Camp

May 18, 2021 Caycuse Blockade, Ditidaht Territory: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: RCMP entered the Rainforest Flying Squad’s Caycuse camp this morning. Four forest defenders were arrested so far. At least two had locked themselves to a gate, which required first cutting the chain to free them.. They were removed early in the afternoon in a police […]

RCMP Set Up Exclusion Zone at Caycuse

A monumental cedar within an approved cut block in the Caycuse Valley. Credit: Will O’Connell  May 17, 2021   RCMP set up exclusion zone at Caycuse today FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: RCMP set up a checkpoint this morning at Caycuse and at McClure Main, near Rainforest Flying Squad’s Caycuse blockade. This blockade was set up on […]