Monthly Archives: September 2020

Rally for the Forests

Rally participants, photo by Judith Benson

On September 18th, the Shuswap Environmental Action Society held a rally in conjunction with Forest March protests held throughout the province. There were three speeches and a short play written and directed by James Bowlby, entitled “The Lumberjack’s Dilemma” and performed by the Salmon Arm Actor’s Studio.

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Time for action to challenge ongoing forest mismanagement

Not much left to log in this area north of Momich Lake

Despite the change of government in Victoria, there have been no changes to forestry policies that have provided corporations with unfettered access to the rapidly declining timber supply. To address the negative impacts such as damaged water supplies, floods, loss of wildlife habitat, loss of recreational opportunities, loss of jobs, and loss of endangered species that are increasing exponentially, community activists are organizing a virtual five-day long summit culminating in a day of protest on Friday, September 18th.

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