Members of a grassroots community group from the Tseshaht First Nation have blocked road access to Gracie Main and Stirling Arm Main to protest logging in what they say is unceded territory in the Nahmint Valley. This week two companies were granted access in order to remove logging equipment.

Road closure continues

Tseshaht First Nations members continue to block industrial use access to the Nahmint Valley.

The Tseshaht First Nations members that last week blocked industrial use access to the Nahmint Valley have allowed logging contractors to remove their equipment from the British Columbia Timber Sales area.

Early in the morning on Oct. 2, members of a grassroots committee blocked access to the area off Gracie and Stirling Arm main logging roads. They have maintained the road closure since then.

“We decided on our own we needed to apply some pressure to an issue that has been going on far too long,” spokesperson Anne Robinson said.

The Tseshaht called an emergency band meeting for  Wednesday after the News went to press.

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