BC Supreme Court to hear civil applications related to Fairy Creek logging dispute
The B.C. Supreme Court is set to hear four civil applications from Sept. 14-17 in Nanaimo related to the ongoing dispute over logging in the Fairy Creek, B.C., area.
In May, Teal Jones Cedar Products was granted an injunction prohibiting protestors from blocking access to the logging area. Since then, more than 800 people have been arrested, reports CTV News.
According to court documents, Teal Cedar Products is looking to have the injunction order extended by a year to Sept. 26, 2022. The company says that without the court order and police presence, protestors would prevent logging operations worth $32 million.
The RCMP is asking the court to change the injunction order so officers can conduct searches of people and deny entry to those considered to be breaching the injunction or refusing to be searched.
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