Update #101 on police enforcement of injunction order in Fairy Creek Watershed
B.C., Lake Cowichan
2021-09-16 19:22 PDT
Police enforcement of the BC Supreme Court injunction order in the Fairy Creek Watershed area continued today on September 16, 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, 11 individuals were arrested for breaching the injunction (contempt of court), including two in locking devices in trenches and several individuals within active logging cutblocks. All were processed and released.
Since enforcement began, the RCMP have arrested 1020 individuals; 110 of whom were previously arrested with a combined total of 261 times. Of the total arrested, 791 were for breaching the injunction (contempt of court), 196 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.
BC RCMP Communication Services
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