Anti-logging activists on Vancouver Island are celebrating, after the B.C. Supreme Court ruled against a logging company planning to fell a tract of old growth forest. Protesters have been blockading logging roads, in a David and Goliath struggle, to protect the pristine Fairy Creek watershed from the Teal-Jones Group.
Last April, the Surrey-based logging company got an injunction to bar protesters from the site. Since then, the RCMP has made more than 1100 arrests, making the Fairy Creek protests the biggest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history.