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North Shore residents disagree with old-growth logging (and blocking bridges): poll

The majority say we should stop logging old growth but less than 15 per cent agree with blocking bridges.
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Old-growth activists blocked the Ironworkers bridge during rush hour Monday, Jan 31.

Protesters opposed to old-growth logging in B.C. have blocked the North Shore's bridges and highways three times in the last two weeks, along with Highway 1 in Burnaby.

The group behind the civil disobedience says they will be escalating their actions until the B.C. government halts logging activities.

But how do the North Shore's residents and commuters feel?

North Shore News polled 1,268 readers and asked the question: What do you think of old-growth logging protesters blocking the North Shore's bridges?

The poll ran from April 6 to 14. Of the 1,268 votes, we can determine that 565 are from within the community. The full results are as follows:

It is a legitimate tactic to draw attention to an important cause. 14.87% local, 14.20% total    
I agree we should stop old-growth logging but I do not agree with blocking bridges. 57.17% local, 53.79% total    
I don't agree with their position or their tactics. 27.96% local, 31.94% total    
  Local   Total

The province recently announced an old-growth logging deferral plan, which has secured 1.7 million hectares from destruction.

Results are based on an online study of adult North Shore News readers that are located in North Vancouver and West Vancouver. The margin of error – which measures sample variability – is +/- 2.74%, 19 times out of 20.

North Shore News uses a variety of techniques to capture data, detect and prevent fraudulent votes, detect and prevent robots, and filter out non-local and duplicate votes.

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