British Columbia

More arrests Monday at old-growth logging blockades on Vancouver Island

Mounties say five more people have been arrested on southern Vancouver Island during protests against old-growth logging.

53 arrests in total since RCMP began enforcing a court injunction last week

RCMP carry a protester during an arrest at a blockade over old-growth logging on southern Vancouver Island on Monday, May 24, 2021. (Brad MacLeod/CBC News)

Mounties say five more people have been arrested on southern Vancouver Island during protests against old-growth logging.

RCMP say the arrests happened at an area called the Waterfall Camp, near Port Renfrew, B.C.

Three of those arrested Monday face civil contempt of court charges, while the other two face obstruction charges.

Police say 53 people have been arrested in total since an injunction started to be enforced last week.

Those arrested Monday were taken to Lake Cowichan RCMP for processing.

Activists say very little of the best old-growth forest remains in B.C. and Fairy Creek is the last unprotected, intact old-growth valley on southern Vancouver Island.

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