A group of North Shore residents protesting further clear-cutting of old growth forest says they are happy developers have hit pause.
Patrick Renny lives in Raven Woods, a development on land owned by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
He says the group planned on encircling a bull dozer this morning, but instead, were told the joint Aquilini Development venture will stop cutting the trees for now.
“We wanted to at least get them to stop, cause they had already torn down about 30% of what remained. The plan is now to go to the next step and reach out to the band and the Acquilini group, and try and get a better understanding of what they’re taking down, why they’re taking it down, if we can save any of these trees.”
Renny says he understands some people may think the protest is hypocritical, considering all Raven Woods residents live on land that used to be covered in forest.
But he says previous projects were moderate in size and scope, and this time residents are not so sure.