RCMP at the tree sit - eviction notice expected
by Zoe Blunt
by Zoe Blunt
Hi folks, This morning (Dec 14), eight RCMP officers are at the tree camp. We expect they will try to evict the camp either this weekend, or in the next week or two.
They may try to arrest people for trespassing right away, or they may apply to the court for an injunction.
Five people are in tree platforms and three are on the ground. These volunteers are defending the sacred cave and endangered species habitat from a destructive highway development just west of Spencer's Road and Goldstream Avenue in Langford.
We encourage folks to come out and witness today, this weekend, next week, or anytime. Please bring warm clothes for yourself, rain gear, video and still cameras with spare batteries and film, water bottles, and friends. Lawyers are standing by, and we are asking for additional legal help and media volunteers.
Directions: from SpencerRoad and Highway 1, go south 1/4 km to Goldstream Avenue. Turn right on Goldstream, go west 1/2 km to Leigh Road (Glen Lake Automotive on corner.) Turn RIGHT on Leigh Road, go to the end of the road.
Alternative access directions will be posted. If access from Leigh road is closed, please call Zoe at 885-8219.