The B.C. Prosecution Service says it has withdrawn contempt charges against 11 old-growth logging protesters accused of breaching a court injunction during blockades at Fairy Creek on Vancouver Island.
Police are continuing to employ questionable tactics as they enforce an injunction at the Fairy Creek old-growth blockades on Vancouver Island despite a recent court decision declaring their actions unlawful, activists allege.
The RCMP are taking the first steps to enforce an injunction against the Fairy Creek old-growth blockades, but protesters worry new police control areas will limit public accountability around arrests.
The Pacheedaht leadership does not welcome old-growth activists within its territory on south Vancouver Island, and it is the nation's right to determine how forestry resources will be used, read a statement from elected and hereditary chiefs on Monday.
Fairy Creek activists say Thursday's court decision to remove blockaders protecting old-growth trees from logging in cut blocks on southern Vancouver Island will only act as a “flashpoint” for growing public support.