Tumbler Ridge News
  • Trent Ernst, Editor   On Thursday, May 21, MLA Mike Bernier was in town on behalf of Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson to announce a $150,000 grant to support workers affected by the idling of Wolverine and Peace River Coal. “How do we make sure that we have programs in place as we move forward?” […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Present: Mayor McPherson, Councillors Howe, Krakowka, Kirby, Scott, Mackay PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS TR GLOBAL GEOPARK – UPDATE Dr. Charles Helm came before Council to introduce the new President of the TR Global Geopark, as well as some other issues. “From the time we first heard the word Geopark until now, we’ve […]

  • 1 week ago
    No new taxes

    Trent Ernst, Editor   Council has passed the 2015 Tax Rate Bylaw, and residents will be happy to note that there are no new taxes. Of course, those residents looking for a tax cut will be disappointed as there’s no tax cut, either. Instead, Council has decided to freeze residential taxes for 2015, neither raising […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Present: Mayor McPherson, Councillors Howe, Krakowka, Kirby, Mackay, Caisley PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS PROCLAMATION – DAY OF MOURNING Mayor McPherson proclaims April 28, 2015 as the “Day of Mourning” in the District of Tumbler Ridge. TRANSFER STATION/RECYCLE Marcel Brodeur was to present a plan to Council for Transfer Station/Recycling operations, but was […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   The Tumbler Ridge Geopark has signed operator agreements with three local companies. Ridge Rotors Helicopter Services, Tumbler Ridge Geopark Bed and Breakfast and Wild River Adventure Tours are the first three direct operators in the Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark. Geopark President Sue Kenny says this doesn’t restrict other people from operating […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   With pitch-in week happening this week (May 11-15) a group of residents got into the act a few days early. Above Flatbed Creek is an old gravel pit that, for years has been treated like a second town dump. Abandoned automobiles, old shingles, industrial waste, the area has been an eyesore […]

  • Matt Treit, Fire Chief   The month of April was a fairly average one for the Tumbler Ridge Fire Department which responded to 13 calls during that time. These calls included five First Responder calls, three reports of ringing fire alarms, two motor vehicle incidents, one report of open burning, one investigation of a fire, […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   This weekend is May long, the ‘un-official’ start of the 2015 camping season. No matter what the weather, the local parks and recreation sites are typically packed as people head out what is often their first camping trip of the season. Most people are looking to head out to relax and […]

  • 2 weeks ago
    Tumbler Ridge Tops

    Trent Ernst, Editor   As predictable as a snowstorm in May, and just as reviled, the Fraser Institute’s Report Card on BC’s Elementary Schools came out last week, ranking Tumbler Ridge Elementary as the top school in the South Peace. Tumbler Ridge climbed nearly 200 spots, from 523/746 in last year’s report card to 363/978 […]


  • Caribou penning program enters second year Trent Ernst, Editor The Klinse-Za Maternal Penning Program, an initiative of the Peace Northern Caribou Committee (PNCC) is heading into its second year. The project is a recovery action plan developed by West Moberly First Nations and supported by various levels of government as well as industry. The purpose […]

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  • 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...

  •   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...

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