Old-growth logging protesters gather at B.C. premier's office in Langford
VICTORIA -- A loud and peaceful group of protesters surrounded B.C. Premier John Horgan’s Langford constituency office early Monday morning.
The gathering of anti-logging demonstrators called on the premier to end the practice of old-growth harvesting on Vancouver Island.
Specifically, the group calling themselves “forest defenders” are demanding the end of old-growth cutting in the Fairy Creek area near Port Renfrew.
On Sunday, a group of demonstrators who have been holding blockages in the area of southwestern Vancouver Island said a logging company has sought an injunction to end their deep woods protests.
The group said in a press release that logging company Teal Jones has served them a notice that it is seeking a court injunction against their blockades.
Protesters say they have been successfully hampering the work to build logging roads near old-growth stands for seven months.
CTV Vancouver Island has requested a statement from both the premier's office and Teal Jones.