Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Castle logging opponents take Alberta Government to court

C. Davis photo

Five individuals who were involved in last winter’s Castle logging protest, plus the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition, are taking the Alberta Government to court over the continuing clear-cut logging in the Castle area, southwest of Pincher Creek, AB.

The Applicants are arguing that the logging licence is invalid for a number of reasons, including the lack of effective consultation, and because the Castle is considered a core grizzly bear habitat.

The case will be heard in the Court of Queen’s Bench on Thursday, November 8, 2012, starting at 10:00 am. (Calgary Courts Centre, 601–5 Street SW, Calgary, AB).
The full day has been set aside.

Mr. Clint Docken, of Docken & Company, will represent the Applicants.


  1. AllenTapay31/10/12

    All the trouble in the area makes a case for grizzlies doing just fine ,thank you! When are these misguided people going to figure out they are barking up the wrong tree? Are they funded( in other-words paid) to cause trouble in the area? Let's put all this Castle Crown BS to rest!!!

  2. Win or lose at least individuals that have the courage to stand up for what they feel is right and proper in their world means it also gives others the courage to stand up and be counted in their view of the world as well. Isn't that what Canada is all about. Well that is the Canada I have grown up in anyways. Maybe it has changed along the road to the future and I have taken a detour therefore missing the change in attitute towards Democracy and the ability to have free speech and due process. Would @AllenTapay expect the same courtesy and respect with something he feels passionate about as the people feel about the Castle area deserve or would he prefer to be called misguided as well in his passions and views of what is right? Thanks to @AllenTapay for expressing his views in the current free speech country of Canada and they are respected with courtesy due any individual taking the opportunity to speak up in a professional manner. I applaud the five individuals and the Castle Crown Wilderness Coalition for doing what they feel is right. Kudos and good luck in all your endeavors.


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