Tumbler Ridge News
Tumbler Ridge News
  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Town Council pre-approved two items at its first round of budgeting talks, but wanted more information on three others, tabling them until later. The first item they pre-approved was $200,000 for a new street sweeper. The current street sweeper is 25 years old and it needs $20,000 work just to get […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Council got its first look at the proposed 2015-2019 Budget for the District of Tumbler Ridge, specifically proposed capital and special projects for the next year. Finance Manager Chris Leggett ran the show with Accountant Clive Freundlich, on the line for support. The meeting began with a discussion of last year’s […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Council is currently considering spending $211,000 to install a new chlorinated gas system at the Tumbler Ridge Aquatic Centre. This suggested changeover, says building official Ken Klikach, is due to the fact that the current saline system is breaking down. “The current system is past its life and expensive to maintain,” […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   While nothing is official yet, Council is entertaining the idea of buying a new ladder truck for the Fire Department. The item came up as part of the District’s budgeting talks, which are happening over the next few weeks at town hall. Chief Matt Treit says this item has been on […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   One man is dead after an avalanche on February 22. Two others caught in the avalanche were rescued by other riders in their group. According to reports, seven riders were in the Terminator Peak area, which is part of the Core Lodge Riding area. Ryan Shelly with Summit Avalanche Consulting was […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Present: Mayor McPherson, Councillors Howe, Krakowka, Kirby, Scott, Caisley, Mackay BUSINESS ARISING Councillor Mackay asks about free ice during spring break. Barry Elliott says there has been no motion to that effect, so Mackay makes the motion. Passes. PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS TR MINOR HOCKEY – ATOMS TEAM Kerrie Taylor and some […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Tumbler Ridge is a very foot friendly community. So why don’t we have a walking tour of Tumbler Ridge? That’s the question behind a new initiative being brought forward by the Tumbler Ridge Healthy Community Committee. Last year, says Birgit Sharman, one of the members of that committee, they brought in […]

  • Larry White, TR Global Geopark   The recent articles in the paper have been designed to bring awareness to the residents of Tumbler Ridge of the Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark (TRGG) and what this designation means to our town. As previously written, the Geopark concept recognizes geological heritage and the profound influence it has on […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   An analyst with Timetric, a business information service in Australia, is predicting the world may have hit peak metallurgical coal production. In a recent article on the state of coal mining in Canada, Clifford Smee, Lead Mining analyst for Timetric, says “Unfortunately, more signs point to the Chinese steel industry peaking, […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Last October, then Mayor Darwin Wren, CAO Barry Elliott and EDO Jordan Wall went to Victoria to meet with a variety of Ministers to discuss a “Made in Tumbler Ridge” plan for economic recovery. Rather than ask the Provincial Government to step in and solve the town’s ills, brought on by […]

Local Views ››

Sports ››

  • 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...

Arts and Culture ››