B.C. unveiled its vision for future forestry policy and while it includes a plan to share access to timber and supports for First Nations and forestry communities, it's unlikely to quell the swell of protests aimed at protecting old-growth forests.
An environmental coalition is calling on B.C. government to take advantage of available federal funding to protect old-growth forests, support forestry communities and end its current war in the woods.
Canada’s National Observer, along with several other news organizations, is planning to file a legal application requesting the RCMP allow journalists fair access to cover the Fairy Creek blockades happening on Vancouver Island.
Tensions are escalating at old-growth blockades on Vancouver Island as chainsaws started up in the Caycuse region Friday and a clash between protesters and police the day before was posted to social media.
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.
Canada's continent-spanning forest used to remove massive amounts of CO2 from the air each year. It was a hugely valuable "carbon sink", slowing the pace of climate change and benefiting our logging industry.