Update #63 on police enforcement of injunction order in Fairy Creek Watershed

B.C., Lake Cowichan

2021-07-29 19:32 PDT

Police enforcement of the BC Supreme Court injunction order in the Fairy Creek Watershed area continued today, on July 29, 2021 in the Reid Mainline and Braden Mainline areas.

During the course of the day, 2 individuals, one of whom is a minor, were arrested for breaching the injunction (civil contempt of court) after being removed from a tripod structure.

One person was also arrested late yesterday for breaching the injunction (civil contempt of court) after voluntarily unlocking from their device.

All arrested persons were processed and released in Port Renfrew after signing release conditions.

Since enforcement began, the RCMP have now arrested 500 individuals; at least 29 of whom were previously arrested. Of the total arrested to date, 361 were for breaching the injunction (civil contempt of court), 109 were for obstruction, 5 for a combination of obstruction and breaching their release conditions, 10 were for mischief, 3 were for breaching their release conditions, 4 for assaulting a police officer, 1 for counselling to resist arrest, and 1 wanted Canada-wide on warrants issued by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

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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BC RCMP Communication Services
Tel: 778-290-2929
Email: bcrcmp@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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