Update #65 on police enforcement of injunction order in Fairy Creek Watershed

Lake Cowichan

2021-08-02 21:31 PDT

There were no arrests on Sunday and wellness checks were conducted throughout the day for those in various locking devices. Members provided area access to numerous individuals and tourists travelling to Avatar Grove. RCMP Tactical medic assisted at 12-year old boy who, while hiking with his family, fell and broke his nose. The medic provided preliminary treatment and recommended they attend a local hospital. The family thanked our medic for the help.

Police enforcement of the BC Supreme Court injunction order in the Fairy Creek Watershed area continued today, on August 2, 2021 in the Reid Mainline and Braden Mainline areas.

Today, 2 people were arrested for breaching the injunction (civil contempt). One person was also removed from a locking device with two broken wrists from a previous unrelated accident. He was offered assistance from Emergency Health Services but refused treatment.

Since enforcement began, the RCMP have now arrested 507 individuals; at least 39 of whom were previously arrested. Of the total arrested to date, 361 were for breaching the injunction (civil contempt of court), 123 were for obstruction, 5 for a combination of obstruction and breaching their release conditions, 11 were for mischief, 4 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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