Tumbler Ridge News
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  • Trent Ernst, Editor   It’s first thing in the morning, on Monday, November 17 and Gordon Graham is down at the HUB insurance office, waiting. He’s here to register his ATV and get plates for it as part of the province’s new off highway vehicle (OHV) act. “Because we’re an hour ahead of the rest […]

  • Charles Helm, Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark   The ability of the Tumbler Ridge area to keep on delivering new discoveries each year is remarkable. If there were any doubts on this score, the Golden Summer of 2014 dispels them. Some of these exciting events have already been reported: the discovery of a new dinosaur tracksite […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Council Meeting Councillor Mackay (chair), Councillors McPherson, Caisley and Snyder in chambers, Mayor Wren and Councillor Litster via speaker phone. PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS TUMBLER RIDGE CHILDREN’S CENTRE SOCIETY Raelene Bauman, Executive Director came before council to provide an update on the Tumbler Ridge Children’s Centre activities. She says that out of […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   The ballots have been cast and counted, and the results are in for the 2014 Municipal Elections. Mayor for the next four term will be Don McPherson, who was elected with 301 votes, or just under 16 percent of the total eligible voters in town. He beat out Garret Golhof, who […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Present Councillors Mackay (chair), McPherson, Caisley, Snyder and, via speaker phone, Councillor Litster and Mayor Wren. Delegations Tumbler Ridge Forever Young Society Age Friendly Grant Meet Marie Jones, says Ellen Sager from the Forever Young Society, showing a picture of Jones on the Power Point presentation. She just turned 86, has […]

  • Mike Carter, Chetwynd Echo   CHETWYND – Mining in northeast BC is sometimes casually underrated, which is a statement that might seem odd at a time when, by the end of the year, not a single coal mine will be in operation in this part of the province. But Bill Bennett, minister for energy and […]

  • Charles Helm   Living in a Global Geopark means not just enjoying the rocks and fossils, but being connected to the land and appreciating how its history has shaped us, then turning those connections into something positive for the community and region. One local resident to whom this idea comes naturally is Thomas Clark. Ever […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Nearly 200 people showed up on November 4 to hear the candidates for Council give speeches and answer questions from the crowd as a build-up to the Municipal Elections, being held on Saturday, November 15. The largest crowd was there for the presentation by the candidates for town council. Each prospective […]

  • Part three of our in-depth election coverage takes a look at our two candidates for School Trustees. Your name: Sherry: Sherry Berringer Roxanne: Roxanne Gulick Why are you running for Trustee? What’s your motivation? Sherry: I am running because I have a strong belief in the public education system in BC and I know there […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   The Alpha Fire and Safety store might sit empty, but owner Glen Barrow says the company is not leaving Tumbler Ridge. “We are still active there, but we won’t be renewing our lease,” he says. With the company’s major contracts coming from the mine, says Barrow, they are unable to maintain […]

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  • 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...

  •   On Sat May 23, local long distance runner Terri Gale had a chance to run the Blackfoot 100km Ultra marathon just outside of Edmonton. The race organizers like to call it “Death by a Thousand Hills”. Terri likes...

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Jason Bradley’s knockout at the 1:40 mark of round 1 against Dan Bradshaw brought an end to the second annual Fivestar Fight League’s event in Tumbler Ridge. Organizer Justin Donally says the fights here are...

  •   Charles Helm   For the past 24 years the Ridge Ramble Biathlon has been an annual Tumbler Ridge summer fixture, organized by the Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society (WNMS). For this special twenty-fifth year celebration, WNMS partnered with...

  • Charles Helm, Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society   This year the Emperor’s Challenge, the biggest off-road running event in British Columbia, filled up in 36 hours, so fast that websites repeatedly crashed. The 2014 field is capped at 1000...

  •   With roadside and trailside signage installed, and cutting of deadfall and brushing completed, the new, improved Murray Canyon Overlook hiking trail is ready for use. Trail development and maintenance continues thanks to the volunteers of the Wolverine Nordic...

  • 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...

  •   Charles Helm, Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society   In 2014 the field for the Emperor’s Challenge Mountain Race is capped at 1000. Online registration opened on the morning of April 8. The website crashed several times due to...

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