Retired school teacher John Woolley finds it staggering that his pension fund, bcIMC, owns 49% of Island Timberlands, is a major shareholder of IT's parent company Brookfield Asset Management and owns all of Timber West. "I assumed the investments were things I’d be comfortable with,” Woolley told the VO.
As September draws near, Cortes Islanders and other opponents of industrial logging are gearing up to protect Cortes forests from Island Timberlands.This weekend, a multipurpose “ForestFest” brought blockaders and friends together for strategy and inspiration. Preparations for ForestFest spurred completion of the “forest camp,” a long term camp area on private land for off-island activists for use in the event that Island Timberlands goes forward with its plans. ForestFest also provided an opportunity for celebration of the forest ecosystems, Cortes style, with hundreds of people walking in 3 kilometers to listen, learn, eat and dance late into the night.
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