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.
There have been a lot of grizzly sightings this year outside of the castle area. The McLelland ranch recorded 9 in one evening. I wonder if logging has something to do with this – and the destruction of the grizzly habitat.
Humbug ! Lots of grizzly sightings means lots of grizzlies, plain and simple.