Protestors, forestry consortium both claim victory after judge’s ruling

A group of protestors are shown in November near one of the logging sites in Digby County. (Nina Newington)

Paul Palmeter · CBC News

Forestry protestors who were arrested in December are claiming victory this week after a Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge’s decision, but the company involved in the matter says the judge made the right call.

Justice Kevin Coady granted an injunction barring further blockades at two logging sites in Digby County, but did not limit protestors from attending other sites on Crown land in the area.

“I feel it is a victory,” said Sandra Phinney, who was among the nine protestors arrested for violating an interim injunction late last year. “It reinstates my faith in the justice system.”

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