Update #105 on police enforcement of injunction order in Fairy Creek Watershed

Lake Cowichan

2021-09-22 17:23 PDT

Police enforcement of the BC Supreme Court injunction order in the Fairy Creek Watershed area continued today on September 22, 2021, with ongoing efforts to keep the Granite Mainline Forest Service Road and other corridors free from any obstructions, devices and open for industry access.

During the course of the day, 9 individuals were arrested within active logging cutblocks; 6 of whom were for breaching the injunction (contempt of court) and 3 for obstruction. One of the individuals refused to properly identify themselves and so was transported to Lake Cowichan for processing. All others were released.

Approximately 740 pounds of items, being used to support contemnors that have been actively protesting within active cutblocks, were located and removed today by RCMP Air Services and transported out of the area to a gravel lot and turned over to industry.

Since enforcement began, the RCMP have arrested 1082 individuals; 110 of whom were previously arrested with a combined total of 261 times. Of the total arrested, 850 were for breaching the injunction (contempt of court), 199 were for obstruction, 16 were for mischief, 6 were for breaching their release conditions, 6 were for assaulting a police officer, 2 were for failing to comply with a court order, 1 for counselling to resist arrest, 1 for causing a disturbance, and 1 Immigration Act.

All news releases on the Fairy Creek Watershed police enforcement issued to date can be found on the Lake Cowichan RCMP Detachment website.

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BC RCMP Communication Services
Tel: 778-290-2929
Email: bcrcmp@rcmp-grc.gc.ca 

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