Tumbler Ridge News
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  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Present: Mayor McPherson, Councillor Mackay (Chair), Howe, Krakowka, Kirby, Scott, Caisley DELEGATIONS Community Transition Update Carrie Dusterhoft and Tammy Danshin, came to provide Council with an update. Dusterhoft works with communities across the province during transitional times after large scale layoffs, while Danshin works out of Fort St John. The two […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   On January 30, at 9 pm, Dino Hunt Canada premiers. The four-part series tells the story of eight dinosaur digs across Canada and is a celebration of the wealth of dinosaur fossils found in this country. The show spends two episodes focusing on paleontology in the Tumbler Ridge area. Tumbler Ridge […]

  • Charles Helm, Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark   There is a great, largely unappreciated conservation story in the area east of Tumbler. The eastern half of the Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark plays a part in it. And Darryl Kroeker, Head of Conservation Programs for Ducks Unlimited Canada, BC Peace Region, is helping us tell it and […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett stood before a packed house to launch construction of the $400-million Meikle Wind Energy Project. Pattern Development’s Meikle Wind project is located 33 kilometres northwest of Tumbler Ridge, between Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd. While the project will have 61 wind turbine generators (fewer than […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Present: Mayor McPherson, councillors Howe, Krakowka, Scott, Kirby, Caisley, Mackay. Petitions and Delegations Geopark Update and Open House Invitation Dr. Charles Helm came before Council to provide an update on the Geopark. “Thank you for having me here,” says Helm. “It took 23 months from starting to work on this to […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   February 4 will be the last day that Tumbler Ridge has a child, family and youth counsellor, at least for now. While the position is through Northern Health, it is through a contract that has been funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). That contract is ending. Tumbler […]

  • Charles Helm, Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark   Winter tourism in Tumbler Ridge has enormous potential, but has not yet been developed. Before significant numbers of international Geopark tourists become a reality here in winter, an attractive product needs to be created. Fortunately, a few dedicated Tumbler Ridge residents are busy doing just that. Interestingly, it […]

  • Charles Helm   Through the designation by the Global Geoparks Network of the Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark, essentially the world has recognized and appreciated who we are and the remarkable attributes of our area. With this welcome recognition come responsibilities, and obligations to get certain things in order. One obvious example is appropriate signage and […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Grande Cache Coal is the latest mine to fall victim to the low commodity prices that forced the idling of both Walter Energy’s Wolverine Mine in April and Anglo American’s Peace River Coal Project, which will officially wrap up operations tomorrow, January 16. The troubled mine was purchased in 2011 for […]

  • 2 weeks ago
    Country Lane Closed

    Trent Ernst, Editor   The latest business to be impacted by the mine closures is Country Lane Creations, which closed at the end of December. The store started out as a place to pick up giftware and crafts, but over the years had become best known as the Sears Outlet in town, as well as […]

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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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