Update #67 on police enforcement of injunction order in Fairy Creek Watershed

B.C., Lake Cowichan

2021-08-04 18:27 PDT

Police enforcement of the BC Supreme Court injunction order in the Fairy Creek Watershed area continued today, on August 4, 2021 in the Reid Mainline and Braden Mainline areas.

During the course of the day, 6 individuals were arrested; 5 for breaching the injunction (civil contempt of court), and 1 for obstruction. They were processed and released in Port Renfrew.

A review of arrest numbers and breakdown was completed today. Since enforcement began, the RCMP have now arrested 520 individuals; at least 39 of whom were previously arrested with a combined total of 94 times. Of the total arrested, 371 were for breaching the injunction (civil contempt of court), 125 were for obstruction, 11 were for mischief, 5 were for breaching their release conditions, 4 for assaulting a police officer, 2 were for failing to comply with a court order, 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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