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Capital Daily's Fairy Creek coverage, so far

We've been covering the old-growth blockades for months. Here's everything we've reported to date

Environment

Capital Daily's Fairy Creek coverage, so far

We've been covering the old-growth blockades for months. Here's everything we've reported to date

Environment

Capital Daily's Fairy Creek coverage, so far

We've been covering the old-growth blockades for months. Here's everything we've reported to date

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Capital Daily's Fairy Creek coverage, so far

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.

Nov. 6, 2020

Capital Daily visited the Fairy Creek encampment. Here’s what we found

For two months, a 24-hour blockade has been attempting to stop planned logging of a stand of old-growth near Port Renfrew

Jan. 31, 2021

Logging change: old-growth harvesting has deep roots on Vancouver Island, but how long can it last?

Logging-dependent communities are facing an existential threat from what conservationists and First Nations say is an overdue change to forestry practices

March 4, 2021

Podcast: The Injunction Case Against The Fairy Creek Blockades

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.

March 4th

Podcast: Fairy Creek Blockaders Granted Three Week Extension on Injunction

After today's episode aired, we went down to the courthouse in Victoria where protesters were rallying against the injunction. Here's the latest.

March 30, 2021

Captain Painfully Obvious is doing whatever he can

With activists blockading Fairy Creek, Doug Prentice is trying to do his part

April 7, 2021

Podcast: Life at the Fairy Creek Blockades

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.

April 8, 2021

Podcast: Solutions to Protecting B.C.'s Old Growth

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.

April 8, 2021

Podcast: Our Experience at the Fairy Creek Blockades

Today, Jackie Lamport and Emily Vance  discuss their experience heading down to and camping overnight at the Fairy Creek blockades.

April 9, 2021

The Fairy Creek blockade, explained from the ground

Despite an injunction, the Fairy Creek blockade swells with supporters

April 10, 2021

Blockaders at Fairy Creek describe their experience

New waves of blockaders are arriving; activists say the injunction brought them out

April 24, 2021

Divide-and-conquer, old growth, and hereditary leadership: inside the Indigenous takes on the Fairy Creek blockades

Pacheedaht First Nation expresses disapproval for Fairy Creek blockades—while Elder Bill Jones continues to support them

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May 5, 2021

Video shows confrontation at Fairy Creek blockades, signalling an escalation as first charges laid

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

May 12, 2021

Podcast: Everything That Has Happened With The Fairy Creek Blockades Since The Injunction

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.

May 18, 2021

Province co-ordinated with Pacheedaht over Fairy Creek statement, according to emails

Emails obtained by Capital Daily detail co-ordination. At the time, the province denied working with the First Nation

May 19, 2021

What the Caycuse blockade looks like on the ground as RCMP begin arrests

Seven protesters were arrested on Tuesday as RCMP begin to enforce an injunction to clear the way for logging companies

May 20, 2021

Podcast: RCMP Limit Media Access To Caycuse Blockade

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.

May 26, 2021

Independent media outlets filing legal challenge over RCMP obstruction

Capital Daily is joining with a coalition of outlets and the Canadian Association of Journalists to demand the freedom to cover protests

May 26, 2021

Podcast: The Policy Argument For Old Growth

With tensions rising between protestors and loggers, we analyze the policy that could be the answer for all parties involved.

June 2, 2021

Podcast: How the New NDP Policy Intentions for Forestry Impact Old-Growth

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.  

June 3, 2021

Podcast: What the “War in the Woods” Can Tell Us About Fairy Creek

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.

June 8, 2021

Podcast: Why the Huu-ay-aht, Pacheedaht, Ditidaht First Nations Are Calling For Deferrals

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.

June 16, 2021

NFTs to save trees: viral photos of old-growth log for sale to support Fairy Creek blockades

NFTs have been criticized for their environmental impact, but some say their fundraising potential could outweigh the harm

July 4, 2021

Meet the endangered bird that nests high above Fairy Creek

Marbled murrelets stand as an indictment of BC’s lack of action to protect species at risk

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