RCMP rescued two Fairy Creek protesters as their trenches filled with rain. In related news: police investigate the use of a helicopter to resupply protesters; total arrests surpass those in Clayoquot Sound in ’93; and the Canadian Postal Workers Union wants all old-growth logging stopped. Meanwhile: Western Australia will ban logging of native forests; BC and New Brunswick First Nation groups seek consultation; and FSC adds labour requirements to its chain of custody standard.
In Business news: West Fraser announces Q3 output reductions; Saskatchewan approves fibre allocation for new OSB plant; CN Rail’s bid for Kansas City Southern could win-out; CHAR Technologies pursues bioenergy plant in Ontario; and Ritchie Bros.’ new president is Jim Kessler.
Finally, the World’s biggest carbon capturing machine is turned on in Iceland.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor