Sunday, January 03, 2016

BC Courthouse Stand for the Walbran: Monday, January 4th

Courthouse rally ahead of Walbran Valley injunction hearing 

by Wilderness Committee

Old-growth forest defenders to gather outside courthouse 

as Teal Jones seeks further injunction 

VICTORIA Wilderness Committee representatives will join supporters and forest preservation advocates for a rally outside the provincial courthouse in Victoria, ahead of a court hearing over logging company Teal Jones’ injunction application for the Walbran Valley.

Teal Jones was initially granted an interim injunction in late November 2015, in an effort to prevent protesters from interfering with the company’s logging operations. After being granted another injunction in December – which is set to expire on January 4th – Teal Jones is applying to the BC Supreme Court for a further interim injunction that would limit public access in the old-growth forest until September 2016. The Wilderness Committee has been named by the company in this court application.

WHAT: Citizens opposed to logging in the Walbran Valley will gather in front of the courthouse to speak out against Teal Jones’ logging operations in this rare old-growth forest.  

WHEN: Monday, January 4, 2016 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Supreme Court of BC - 850 Burdett Avenue, Victoria (view map)


For more information, please contact:
Torrance Coste | Vancouver Island Campaigner,
Wilderness Committee

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