Tumbler Ridge News
  • Trent Ernst, Editor   A five hectare fire on the flanks of Cowmoose Mountain is under control, thanks to cool, wet weather last Thursday. The fire was first reported on August 16, and was caused by lightning. The fire is 30 km from town, and is still being monitored by the Prince George Fire Centre. […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Present: Mayor McPherson, Councillors Howe, Scott, Kirby, Caisley, Mackay PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS NORTHERN GATEWAY PIPELINE Donny van Dyk, North Gateway Pipeline, to provide Council with an update on the Northern Gateway Project. He has come with answer to four questions council had last time he was here, along with Ray Doering. […]

  • Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society   The five kilometre hiking trail to Windfall Lake was developed by Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society (WNMS) volunteers in 2008. Since then it has become one of the most popular trails in the region, leading to superb mountain and lake scenery. Its intriguing geology and internationally significant fossil-bearing areas […]

  • 5 days ago
    HD Update

    Trent Ernst, Editor   On August 18, the application review period for HD Mining ended, sending the mine into the next stage of the Environmental Assessment process. The review period was supposed to end on June 1, but HD asked for a 30 day extension to allow additional time to “conduct the collection and analysis […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   A fire, 30 km from town, is currently being monitored by the Prince George Fire Centre. The fire is visible from town, and from Highway 29. However, it is located high up on the flanks of an unnamed peak near Cowmoose Mountain, at the base of a ridge. “Due to dangerous […]

  • Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation   Warren Garbitt of Moberly Lake is an excavator operator with 4Evergreen Resources Inc. Whenever he works in an area after a blast he is on the lookout for items of interest. He picks through as he clears the area. If he finds something unusual, he pushes it aside with his […]

  • Matt Treit, Fire Chief   The month of July saw the Tumbler Ridge Fire Department respond to a total of twelve calls for assistance. These included four First Responder emergencies, four reports of ringing fire alarms, three motor vehicle accidents and one report of smoke. It is worth noting that in the first six months […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Enbridge held an open house in Tumbler Ridge on August 5 to answer questions and provide information on their Northern Gateway Project. The Northern Gateway Pipeline would run 1177 km from Bruderheim, Alberta, north of, to Kitimat, on the British Columbia Coast. At km 519 of the proposed 1177 km pipeline, […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   The annual Statement of Financial Information (SOFI) has come out for 2014. The SOFI is released every year, and contains similar information to what one would find in the District’s Annual report. Indeed, the Consolidated Financial Statement forms the heart of both the SOFI and the annual report. However, something contained […]

  • Naomi Larsen, Chetwynd Echo   CHETWYND – Spectra Energy was in Chetwynd last week to talk about their High Pine Expansion Project with Chetwynd town council at their Monday meeting. Roger Fluter, Project manager said the project is an expansion to the main transmission line that runs north to south throughout BC. “We have a […]

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  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Nine days before the Emperor’s Challenge marathon, seminal winner Kris Swanson was injured in a motorcycle accident. According to Swanson, when he mentioned that he had a race coming up, his doctor told him: “that’s...

  • Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society   Many of Canada’s top mountain runners are converging on Tumbler Ridge for the Seventeenth annual Emperor’s Challenge, which starts on Saturday August 8 at 9 am. This year the entries for the race,...

  • Wolverine Nordic & Mountain Society and Tumbler Ridge Community Centre   Last year, after 24 years of the Ridge Ramble Biathlon, the Wolverine Nordic & Mountain Society (WNMS) partnered with the Community Centre and changed the format to a...

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Three Tumbler Ridge athletes are going to Provincials in Langley, starting on June 4. While that might not seem like a lot, only four athletes went to zones, held in Prince George on May 22...

  • What an Adventure!

    May 27th, 2015
    What an Adventure!

    Trent Ernst, Editor   It took the fastest teams four hours and forty minutes to complete the inaugural School District 59 Gwillim Adventure Race, and by the time the day was done, 12 of the 16 three-person teams had...

  • Charles Helm – Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society   For 2015, the adult field for the Emperor’s Challenge Mountain Race is capped at 1000. On-line registration opened at midnight on the morning of April 14. By just after 8...

  • April 22nd, 2015
    Flatbed Loops starting

    Charles Helm   Looking for a way to get healthy exercise and measure your increasing fitness level this spring and summer?  Then join WNMS at Flatbed Lions’ Campground on Mondays at 7:30 pm to take part in the Flatbed...

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   You might know him as a town councillor or the former manager of the local LakeView Credit Union, but Chris Leggett is also a former mountain bike racer, riding for the Skookum Cycle Team out...

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   For the fifteenth time in the 16 year history of the Emperor’s Challenge, Kris Swanson has won the Emperor’s Challenge. He won the race quite handily, finishing ten minutes ahead of the next male competitor,...

  • July 2nd, 2014

    Local firefighter and athlete Brandon Braam leaps over a pile of burning logs (without stopping to put them out) on his way to the finish line for the Reebok Spartan Race in Vancouver on June 14. Brandon and Jane...

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