Video from Global BC TV, Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Cortes Islanders invite people to join them on a blockade to stop logging by Island Timberlands owned by Brookfield Asset Management and China Investment Corporation. The Gorge Marina on Cortes has opened up their camps sites for free for anyone who is coming from off island.
CBC’s “All Points West” host has asked that people call in to comment and to share their thoughts about the proposed logging and also about the demonstrations. Please call in so that they keep covering our story and know that this issue matters to their listeners!
CBC 1 800 757 1446
Nearly 7,000 people have signed a petition asking Island Timberlands to stand down from industrial logging on Cortes Island. That petition resulted in a delay of Island Timberlands’ logging plans for 10 months of negotiations and a temporary commitment to not cut some of the old growth. But IT ultimately refused to meet the substance of the petition which sought permanent protection for old growth, water sheds, listed species and sustainable selective logging.
For updates go to Wildstands: http://wildstands.wordpress.com/
Please send an email for the forests of Cortes:
IT Director of Forest Operations Bill Waugh: BillWaugh@islandtimberlands.com
IT Public Relations Morgan Kennah: MKennah@islandtimberlands.com bcIMC