British Columbia: New Coalition to defend Cathedral Grove

More than 20 citizen groups and assorted experts concerned about
logging in and around MacMillan Provincial Park (Cathedral Grove)
gathered Tuesday in Parksville to announce formation of the Arrowsmith
Parks and Land-Use Council.

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During a signing ceremony, the assembled group representing a wide swath of area environmental and community agencies, including the Western Canada Wilderness Committee and Oceanside Coalition for Strong Communities, signed a letter to Brookfield Asset Management, the parent company of Island Timberlands, requesting an end to logging and consideration of alternatives to preserve all that remains of Cathedral Grove.

“Sending a letter asking for something to stop carries a lot more weight if there are members of the community behind it,” said Paul Grinder a member with the newly formed land-use council.

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