Fairy Creek watershed

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)
RCMP officers and protesters face off at a camp in Fairy Creek with tripod structures visible in the background. (Submitted by BC RCMP)

Police and protesters continue to clash at Fairy Creek watershed

Arrest numbers climb sharply at old-growth protest camps

RCMP officers and protesters face off at a camp in Fairy Creek with tripod structures visible in the background. (Submitted by BC RCMP)
Protestors calling for the halt of old-growth logging marched to the B.C. Legislature on Monday, Aug. 9. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Fairy Creek protesters, Indigenous supporters mark one year of blockades

Demonstration sees hundreds march in procession to legislature through downtown Victoria

Protestors calling for the halt of old-growth logging marched to the B.C. Legislature on Monday, Aug. 9. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
Police square off with protesters during enforcement at the Fairy Creek watershed on the morning of Monday, Aug. 9. (ONE DAY to Save the Old Growth Facebook group)

Fairy Creek protesters report RCMP raids on 3 camps

Action comes on day of one-year celebration at Legislature in Victoria

Police square off with protesters during enforcement at the Fairy Creek watershed on the morning of Monday, Aug. 9. (ONE DAY to Save the Old Growth Facebook group)
Protesters hold their ground during police enforcement at Fairy Creek blockade headquarters. (Fairy Creek Blockade Facebook page)

Raids and rally strengthen resolve of Fairy Creek protesters

Police anticipate more arrests after giving 24-hour warning

Protesters hold their ground during police enforcement at Fairy Creek blockade headquarters. (Fairy Creek Blockade Facebook page)
RCMP officers wait for protesters in tripods, sleeping dragons and coffins to voluntarily remove themselves. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Fairy Creek update: RCMP play waiting game with determined protesters

South Island old growth logging protesters not blinking at criminal charges

RCMP officers wait for protesters in tripods, sleeping dragons and coffins to voluntarily remove themselves. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
RCMP officers remove a protester from a camp on the Braden Mainline Forestry Service Road on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Facebook photo)

Fairy Creek old-growth protests hit 500-arrest mark

Protesters undeterred as one-year anniversary of blockades approaches

RCMP officers remove a protester from a camp on the Braden Mainline Forestry Service Road on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Facebook photo)
Jim Pine with a cabbage grown on his farm. With the current trajectory, logging companies will have logged all the old growth within three to five years, he says. (Contributed - Jim Pine)

GUEST COLUMNIST: Former logger fights for remaining old-growth forests

‘I care so much about this that I am willing to get arrested’

  • Jul 29, 2021
Jim Pine with a cabbage grown on his farm. With the current trajectory, logging companies will have logged all the old growth within three to five years, he says. (Contributed - Jim Pine)
A young tree felled by protesters to block a road in the Fairy Creek area. (RCMP photo)

Pacheedaht condemn cutting of trees by Fairy Creek protesters

Statement expresses concerns about other ‘disrespectful and anti-social actions’

A young tree felled by protesters to block a road in the Fairy Creek area. (RCMP photo)
A young tree felled by protesters to block a road in the Fairy Creek area. (RCMP photo)

Protesters cut young trees at Fairy Creek logging blockades

RFS says blockades are meant to save old growth, it doesn’t oppose second-growth logging

A young tree felled by protesters to block a road in the Fairy Creek area. (RCMP photo)
Demonstrators supporting old-growth logging blockades in the Fairy Creek area said a man with them was struck by a vehicle on Blanshard Street, outside the provincial courthouse on July 21. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

UPDATE: No arrests made after man hit by vehicle on street outside Victoria courthouse

Incident occurred just after 6 p.m. Wednesday following old growth logging demonstration

Demonstrators supporting old-growth logging blockades in the Fairy Creek area said a man with them was struck by a vehicle on Blanshard Street, outside the provincial courthouse on July 21. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Jackie Larkin and Saul Arbess, both spokespeople for the Elders for Ancient Trees point toward John Horgan’s office windows at a press conference announcing their legal challenge against the RCMP on June 28. A judge ruled in their favour on July 20. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

RCMP’s Fairy Creek exclusion zones, checkpoints go too far, judge rules

Elders for Ancient Trees win challenge against police force’s tightly controlled enforcement

Jackie Larkin and Saul Arbess, both spokespeople for the Elders for Ancient Trees point toward John Horgan’s office windows at a press conference announcing their legal challenge against the RCMP on June 28. A judge ruled in their favour on July 20. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Some of the more than 400 people arrested at Fairy Creek Watershed blockades may face criminal charges. (Zoe Ducklow/Black Press Media)

Fairy Creek logging protesters may face criminal charges

B.C. Prosecution Service to review each case, will lay charges where evidence is sufficient

Some of the more than 400 people arrested at Fairy Creek Watershed blockades may face criminal charges. (Zoe Ducklow/Black Press Media)
RCMP Saturday arrested a person wanted on a Canada-wide warrant as part of enforcing a court order in the Fairy Creek Watershed. (Black Press Media File)

Fairy Creek protester arrested on unrelated Canada-wide warrant

Individual arrested was among 10 persons RCMP arrested Saturday

RCMP Saturday arrested a person wanted on a Canada-wide warrant as part of enforcing a court order in the Fairy Creek Watershed. (Black Press Media File)
RCMP officers remove protesters who had locked themselves to a forestry road gate near Honeymoon Bay on Monday, July 12. (Submitted)

Old-growth protesters, loggers clash near Honeymoon Bay

Officer struck by vehicle during enforcement at Fairy Creek

RCMP officers remove protesters who had locked themselves to a forestry road gate near Honeymoon Bay on Monday, July 12. (Submitted)
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