Castle Logging Protest Camp Cleared by RCMP. Logging Opposition Continues
February 1, 2012
The battle to save the Castle from imminent clearcut logging continues. This morning, the RCMP moved in to clear the site near Beaver Mines where protesters have been camped out in opposition to the proposed Castle clearcut logging. The RCMP were there to enforce a Court Order to leave the protest site. Four of the 30 protesters declined to leave and were arrested.
Meanwhile, the Court Order is being appealed in a provincial court. The case will be heard in the Calgary court Centre at 10:00 a.m. on Friday February 3.
Opponents to the clearcut logging program in the Castle are encouraged to call the premier’s office – 310-0000 – to register their opposition. Thousands of calls have so far been logged.