Update #99 on police enforcement of injunction order in Fairy Creek Watershed

Lake Cowichan, B.C.

2021-09-14 18:21 PDT

Police enforcement of the BC Supreme Court injunction order in the Fairy Creek Watershed area continued today on September 14 2021, with ongoing efforts to keep the Granite Mainline Forest Service Road and other corridors free from any obstructions, devices and open for industry access.

Today on September 14, 12 individuals were arrested for breaching the injunction (contempt of court), including individuals in a trench and in a tripod. These obstacles had been set overnight by contemnors who had infiltrated the injunction area. 4 individuals were processed and released after signing release conditions.

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Since enforcement began, the RCMP have arrested 1004 individuals; 110 of whom were previously arrested with a combined total of 261 times. Of the total arrested, 775 were for breaching the injunction (contempt of court), 196 were for obstruction, 16 were for mischief, 6 were for breaching their release conditions, 6 were for assaulting a police officer, 2 were for failing to comply with a court order, 1 for counselling to resist arrest, 1 for causing a disturbance, and 1 Immigration Act.

All news releases on the Fairy Creek Watershed police enforcement issued to date can be found on the Lake Cowichan RCMP Detachment website.

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