Fairy Creek at risk of destruction, BC NDP needs to act immediately

April 01, 2021

VICTORIA, B.C. – Today, the B.C. Supreme Court ruled in favour of forestry company Teal Jones Group and their injunction application to remove protestors and blockades from Fairy Creek. 

“It’s time for the province to step in, revoke permits for Teal Jones Group and come to the table with conservation financing to provide real options for a path forward to save Fairy Creek,” said BC Greens leader Sonia Furstenau, MLA for Cowichan Valley.

The BC NDP promised to implement all of the recommendations of the Old Growth Review Panel, including immediate deferrals of logging in high-value at-risk forests just like Fairy Creek, and yet logging of old growth has continued apace under this government.

“The NDP needs to decide if it wants its legacy to be the destruction of some of BC’s last ancient forests, or if it’s going to step up and show that the commitments made by the Premier mean something. We cannot afford to lose the irreplaceable ancient forest in the Fairy Creek watershed, and I am calling on this government to act.”

Join BC Green MLAs and forestry experts for a town hall event on April 7th as they discuss the value of protecting our old-growth forests and what actions are needed to save them. 

WHAT: Old-growth town hall
WHO: Sonia Furstenau, Adam Olsen and forestry experts
WHEN: Wed. Apr. 7, 2021, 7:00 - 8:15 PM



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