A group of activists is planning to block Highway 1 and disrupt Monday morning rush hour on the North Shore. The group called Save Old Growth is calling on the BC government to end old growth logging.
On January 31 two blockades of the highway will take place: One on the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge, and one on the highway leading directly to the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal in West Vancouver.
Superglue will be used to halt traffic on the highway, the group said.
“This the final action of the first iteration of the campaign, with a pause happening in February and March to recruit, train, and create more block teams, so further disruption will be made later in the spring,” the group said.
Action will begin again on March 21, with the level of arrests and disruption in the city and province that will be unprecedented in British Columbia, the group added.
“We are faced with the collapse of society and the systems that support our lives in the next few decades, within our lifetime. We have already seen the disruption and sadly the loss of life from floods, fires and the heat dome in the last year. Unless we take immediate action now, people will continue to lose their lives and livelihood” said Tim, one of the campaign organizers.
Last week, a woman who was part of the group was arrested for obstructing traffic on Highway 1. The group has said its campaign will continue and the frequency and scale of actions will escalate until all old growth logging is stopped.
The government has an option to fulfill its election promises or send nonviolent people on the motorways to jail, the group added.
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