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Fairy Creek Defendants Launch Leave to Appeal Application to the Supreme Court of Canada

Applicants seek opportunity to argue that the public interest should be a consideration in court decisions   Lək̓ʷəŋən Territories (Victoria BC), April 5, 2022:  Three members of the Fairy Creek forest defenders who are advocating to stop the old-growth logging at ‘Ada’itsx (known as Fairy Creek), filed an application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of […]

Fairy Creek Management Plan Draft Reviewed and Rejected by Proponents for Old Growth

FAIRY CREEK MANAGEMENT PLAN DRAFT REVIEWED AND REJECTED BY PROPONENTS FOR OLD GROWTH  Logging company Teal Cedar Ltd. to receive public feedback today Lək̓ʷəŋən Territories (Victoria BC), March 3, 2022: Teal Cedar Ltd., the company logging in ‘Ada’itsx/Greater Fairy Creek will accept public comments on its Proposed Management Plan #5 until 11:59 PST today. Proponents for old growth […]

B.C. Supreme Court Precedent Setting Case Proceeds

Evidence of Police Misconduct At Fairy Creek To Be Heard Snuneymuxw, Snawnawas & Stz’uminus Territories, Nanaimo, BC, February 23, 2022: BC Supreme Court Justice Douglas W. Thompson handed down his decision today, allowing a precedent setting Abuse of Process Applicationto move forward to a full hearing. It’s the first Abuse of Process application being applied to a […]

Bear Henry Found After Spending 74 Days In The Bush

Lake Cowichan, February 9, 2022  Bear Henry has been found after being missing since November 27, 2021. Bear is a genderqueer, Two Spirit Indigenous person using the pronoun “they.” Drivers from Gemini Logging discovered Bear on the road at approximately 2:30PM and dropped Bear off at the Lake Cowichan Tim Horton’s, providing them some cash to […]

Fairy Creek Lawyers File Abuse of Process Application, Crown Counsel Applies to Dismiss Claim

Snuneymuxw, Snawnawas and Stz’uminus Territories (Nanaimo, BC), February 8, 2022: Lawyers representing some of the over 1,100 arrests at Fairy Creek will bring an Abuse of Process Application to the British Columbia Supreme Court in Nanaimo, February 9th to 11th. The Application argues that the RCMP’s enforcement activities in Fairy Creek constitute a widespread, systemic abuse of the […]

Old Growth Logging Protest Reviewing Options After Court of Appeal Decision

OLD GROWTH LOGGING PROTEST REVIEWING OPTIONS OF COURT OF APPEAL DECISION   Lək̓ʷəŋən Territories (Victoria BC), January 26, 2022: This morning, three Court of Appeal Justices announced that they’ve granted an extension to Teal Cedar Products Ltd. for an injunction against public protest in the Fairy Creek area. The injunction against protesters aimed to ensure […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]