Canada's Teal-Jones says logging protests are impeding its ability to harvest timber
September 16, 2021 | 11:44 am CDT
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BRITISH COLUMBIA - British Columbia forest products firm Teal-Jones has asked for an extension of a one-year injunction against protests over logging of old-growth trees on Vancouver Island. 

The Vancouver Sun reports that a lawyer for the company said "anarchy" will result if the extension is not granted.

The lawyer, Dean Dalke, says protestors are forming blockades, impeding the company's ability to harvest logs. He also said the protesters have "placed spikes in roads, chained themselves to gates, sometimes dug themselves into trenches" to stop the injunction from being enforced.

Almost a thousand people have been arrested since the injunction began in May.

The Rainforest Flying Squad, a group representing the protestors, says the enforcement actions have been unlawful. The group says it's committed to protecting the ancient forests of Vancouver Island.

Teal-Jones runs eight sawmills in Canada along with several mills in Oklahoma and Washington.

See the full story: https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/teal-cedar-products-asks-b-c-c…

 

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