Darshan Sihota

No negotiation progress as Island Timberlands’ plans to log Cortes Island forests remain virtually unchanged

Six thousand eight hundred petition signatures brought media attention and pressure to bear on Island Timberlands’(IT) plans to log significant ecosystems on Cortes Island, including some of the...

Local children speak out against logging of pristine B.C. forest on remote West Coast island

Families and educators on B.C.'s Cortes Island are intent on saving a special section of forest from upcoming logging, hoping to buy the land with a Children’s Forest Trust.

In rural B.C., diverging opinions on logging pristine forest

Over 6,200 petitioners have voiced their concern over clear-cutting forests on the coastal B.C. island. But are all Cortes Island residents on the same page?

Cortes Island residents submit petition to stop industrial logging of pristine B.C. forest: video

A group of advocates visited Island Timberlands CEO Darshan Sihota in Nanaimo on Thursday, delivering a petition bearing over 6,200 signatures to stop industrial logging on B.C.’s pristine...

Hand-delivered petition urges Island Timberlands to reconsider logging of pristine B.C. forest

Cortes forest advocates plan for more discussion with Island Timberlands over controversial logging of pristine B.C. forest, after delivering their 6200-signature petition.