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RCMP arrest two individuals for violating a court-ordered injunction near Argenta

Lone Sheep Publishing
By Lone Sheep Publishing
June 8th, 2022

Kaslo RCMP said in a media release Wednesday that two more individuals have been arrested for violating a court-ordered injunction granted to Cooper Creek Cedar Ltd.

RCMP said Cooper Creek Cedar Ltd (CCC) was granted a court-ordered injunction on August 27, 2019, to conduct logging operations in an area known as Salisbury Creek near Argenta, located approximately 41 kilometers north of Kaslo.

An earlier RCMP media release said:

The order specifically prevents anyone from physically preventing, restricting or in any way physically interfering with or counseling other persons to physically prevent, impede, restrict, or in any way physically interfere with, the logging and related operations and activities of CCC, their employees, contractors or agents…vehicles and equipment in and around the area known as Salisbury Creek.

RCMP said on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, officers were requested to attend the Salisbury Forest Service Road, where a group of individuals were reportedly blocking the company from entering the area.

Police said most individuals moved off to the side of the road when asked, however, two refused.

“One man and one woman were subsequently arrested for Civil Contempt of Court,” the RCMP media release said.

“They were both processed at scene and conditionally released with an upcoming court date of July 19, 2022.”

RCMP said since officer enforcement of the court-ordered injunction began on May 17, 2022, the RCMP have arrested a total of 19 individuals, all for Civil Contempt of Court.


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