Tumbler Ridge News
  • Trent Ernst, Editor   In the high school gymnasium, about 30 kids are cycling between a half dozen stations set up around the floor. At one, students look at an X-ray of a foot with a number of small white dots embedded in it. “What is this?” asks the medical student behind the table. “Someone […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Present: Mayor McPherson, Councillors Howe, Krakowka, Scott, Kirby, Mackay, Caisley PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS TR HOSPICE SOCIETY Doug Foerster was asked to come to this meeting to discuss the TR Hospice Society’s Fee for Service application. He says that there was some confusion around the financing. The Hospice Society’s year end does […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   This upcoming weekend is the Geopark grand opening. While the Geopark was designated back in September, this will be the opening celebrations. The Geopark Committee, as well as the various groups that anchor the Geopark, have been hard at work getting ready for this weekend. One of the big pushes the […]

  • Charles Helm   This photo, taken by Gilles Goddard, is of the first twenty metres of the hiking trail to the Shipyard-Titanic area. This trail, developed and maintained by the Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society (WNMS) volunteers, has become one of the most iconic Geopark attractions, given its magnificent rock formations and the excitement of […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Surprises on Monday morning are not usually very fun, says Paleontologist Lisa Buckley. But last Monday, she arrived at work to discover that she was a character in the new Lego Jurassic World video game. Buckley says a couple weeks back, video Canadian tech journalist and video game reviewer Kris Abel […]

  • Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation    A discovery by an employee at Teck Resources Limited’s (“Teck”) Quintette Project, south of Tumbler Ridge in British Columbia’s Peace Region, has turned out to be one of the finest examples of fossil crocodilian tracks in the world. Geologist Kevin Sharman already has a string of important fossil discoveries to […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Despite the weather we’ve been having the last few weeks, summer is here, if only in name. Grad happened this last weekend, and on Wednesday of last week, the Summer Reading Club had its grand launch. Parents who’ve had kids in the program will notice that this year’s program is being […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   On June 9, the BC Labour Relations Board found in favour of the United Steelworkers Union, who have been arguing that Walter Energy failed to give the employees 60 days notice before it idled operations at Wolverine Mine, instead laying off The idling of the mine resulted in the immediate layoff […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   On May 3, a student at the Tumbler Ridge Secondary School was suspected of showing up to school intoxicated, says Constable James Bos. The student got into an argument with the principal, gave him a push then left the school hopping into his vehicle with a passenger. As he was leaving […]

  • Wolverine Nordic & Mountain Society   The weekend of June 5-7 was spent in productive fashion by a group of ten Junior Rangers from Tumbler Ridge. In previous years the Junior Rangers have taken on the task of cleaning, clearing and brushing the board-walked trails at the Bullmoose Marshes wetland site, 25 kilometres from town […]

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  • 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...

  •   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...

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