Old growth forest. (Jakob Dulisse photo)

Rally for old-growth forest set for downtown Courtenay

At least 500 soccer fields of irreplaceable big tree habitat are logged every day in B.C.

  • Aug. 15, 2020 6:00 a.m.

British Columbians are witnessing the almost total eradication of the ancient coastal temperate rainforest, now reduced to less than three of its original extent.

At least 500 soccer fields of irreplaceable big tree habitat are logged every day in B.C., 34 of them on Vancouver Island.

A recent Sierra Club poll found 92 per cent of British Columbians want protection for endangered old-growth forests.

On this anniversary of the commencement of Greta Thunberg’s climate strike in 2018, the Comox Valley Save Our Forests Team stands in solidarity with Nanaimo’s hunger strikers and the citizens blocking the construction of a logging road in the unlogged Fairy Creek watershed (San Juan Standing River system).

The team will rally for 45 minutes to an hour on Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. at the office of NDP MLS Ronna-Rae Leonard (437 5th Street), and then walk down 5th Street and hold signs at the Cliffe Avenue intersection.

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