Media Advisory: Castle Logging Opponents take Alberta Government to Court

November 3, 2012

Media Advisory

Castle Logging Opponents take Alberta Government to Court

For Immediate Release: Beaver Mines, AB, October 30, 2012

Five individuals who were involved in last winter’s Castle logging protest, plus the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition, are taking the Alberta Government to court over the continuing clear-cut logging in the Castle area, southwest of Pincher Creek, AB.

For a number of reasons, including the lack of effective consultation, and the fact that the Castle is considered core grizzly bear habitat, the Applicants are arguing that the logging licence is invalid.

The case will be heard in the Court of Queen’s Bench on Thursday, November 8, 2012, starting at 10:00 am. (Calgary Courts Centre, 601–5 Street SW, Calgary, AB).  The full day has been set aside.

Mr. Clint Docken, of Docken & Company, will represent the Applicants.

Spokespeople will be available on November 8 for comment.

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Logging Judicial Review

November 3, 2012

Friends,

As you may know, five individuals who were involved in last winter’s Castle logging protest, plus the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition are taking the Alberta Government to court over the clear-cut logging in the Castle. For a number of reasons, including the lack of effective consultation, and the fact that the Castle is considered core grizzly bear habitat, it is our contention that the logging licence is invalid.

We will be arguing our case in the Court of Queen’s Bench on Thursday, November 8, 2012, starting at 10:00 am. (Calgary Courts Centre, 601–5 Street SW, Calgary, AB).  The full day has been set aside. Mr. Clint Docken, of Docken & Company, will be representing us.

There are several ways that you can help:

1. Join us in Court

Let others who may be interested know, and then join us in the courtroom on November 8. Carpooling can be coordinated through Carolyn at the CCWC office, (403) 627-5059, office@ccwc.ab.ca.

2. Help us with the legal costs.

Cheques made out to the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition can be sent to CCWC, Box 2621, Pincher Creek, AB, T0K 1W0. Mark the cheque “For Stop Castle Logging”.

Alternately, Donations can be made through Canada Helps http://www.canadahelps.org/CharityProfilePage.aspx?CharityID=s47673. Use the “Donate Now” button. On the next page choose “Stop Castle Logging” from the scroll-down menu.

3. Call or write Premier Redford, Minister McQueen, and your MLA, and let them know that you oppose any further logging in the Castle. See stopcastlelogging.org for contact information.

Thanks for your help!