By Rochelle Baker Local Journalism Initiative Reporter As the year’s climate-related gains and catastrophes wrap, Canada’s National Observer is reviewing the top five stories to make waves in B.C.’s coastal and island communities in 2022. First Nations, forests and fish-related news surfaced as some top issues from CNO’s Island Insider beat, and are likely to dominate headlines in the new year as well. One of the hottest stories of 2022 was news of a police officer’s resignation from a controversial task force as a result of concerns over RCMP tactics during a crackdown on the Fairy Creek old-growth blockades. The officer cited allegations of “unjustifiable” behaviour, including the illegal seizure and destruction of personal property, the mishandling of detainees and improper fraternization with forestry industry employees while the RCMP enforced
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