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We've been covering the old-growth blockades for months. Here's everything we've reported to date
For nearly a year, forest activists have been camping out and blockading roads outside Port Renfrew in an attempt to stop planned logging in and around Fairy Creek, one of the largest unlogged sections of old-growth forest on Vancouver Island.
But a lot has changed since the first activists arrived in August 2020. A court injunction against the blockaders has passed, arrests have started, and tensions continue to rise. The issue has been thrust into the public conversation and become about much more than one watershed; some are seeing this fight as a proxy for old-growth logging and the future of forestry on Vancouver Island.
Capital Daily has sent reporters and photographers out to the blockades over the past nine months to capture all sides of the issue. Here is a full list of our multi-platform coverage so far. And if you want to see more of this work, consider becoming a member.
For two months, a 24-hour blockade has been attempting to stop planned logging of a stand of old-growth near Port Renfrew
Logging-dependent communities are facing an existential threat from what conservationists and First Nations say is an overdue change to forestry practices
Today the injunction filed by the Teal Jones Group against the Fairy Creek blockades makes it to court. As we await the result, we take you back to the beginning of the story and explain why the fight to stop the company from logging the Indigenous land is so important.
After today's episode aired, we went down to the courthouse in Victoria where protesters were rallying against the injunction. Here's the latest.
With activists blockading Fairy Creek, Doug Prentice is trying to do his part
We spend the night at the Fairy Creek Blockades to learn about life at the blockade, and what protestors plan on doing now that the injunction has been passed. We also dig into the complex backstory of the situation and forest activism on Vancouver Island.
Yesterday we looked at the front-line fighters. Today we look at what they're fighting for. We learn about solutions to protect old-growth that also protects the economic stability for all parties involve.
Today, Jackie Lamport and Emily Vance discuss their experience heading down to and camping overnight at the Fairy Creek blockades.
Despite an injunction, the Fairy Creek blockade swells with supporters
New waves of blockaders are arriving; activists say the injunction brought them out
Pacheedaht First Nation expresses disapproval for Fairy Creek blockades—while Elder Bill Jones continues to support them
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In a video shared by the Rainforest Flying Squad, a group of 10 loggers confronts a group of blockaders. It wasn't the first or only such confrontation as the blockade continues
We break down everything that has happened since the injunction was granted to the Teal Jones Group, including an appeal, charges laid, and an aggressive confrontation by loggers. We also speak with a council member of the Huu-ay-aht First Nation about the events and their relationships with all the involved parties.
Emails obtained by Capital Daily detail co-ordination. At the time, the province denied working with the First Nation
Seven protesters were arrested on Tuesday as RCMP begin to enforce an injunction to clear the way for logging companies
RCMP has begun enforcing the injunction at Fairy Creek Blockader's Caycuse location, but media access has been limited. After being rejected access Monday, we went to the blockade on a guided RCMP media tour to find out what's going on.
Capital Daily is joining with a coalition of outlets and the Canadian Association of Journalists to demand the freedom to cover protests
With tensions rising between protestors and loggers, we analyze the policy that could be the answer for all parties involved.
We speak to Grand Chief Stewart Phillip from the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs and Torrance Coste, the National Campaign Director of Wilderness Committee to get reaction on the B.C. government’s new forestry policy intentions and how they impact old growth.
We look back at the protests in Clayoquot Sound to see what we can learn about how the Fairy Creek blockades could end and how big this movement could grow.
We speak to Huu-ay-aht Chief Councillor Robert J. Dennis Sr. about the decision behind the three nations’ joint call for logging deferrals on their land. We also look into what areas will be affected and how this could impact the Fairy Creek Blockades.
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