Tumbler Ridge News
Tumbler Ridge News
  • Trent Ernst, Editor   People have been recycling in Tumbler Ridge since the 1990s, but according to a recent proposal by Operations Manager, it’s time to step up our game. Beale came before Council at the March 11 Policies and Priorities meeting to discuss the history of recycling in the District, as well as to […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Present: Mayor McPherson, Councillor Caisley (Chair), Councillor’s Krakowka, Scott, Kirby. DELEGATIONS VETERANS SIGN Dr. Charles Helm came before Council to discuss the design of the newly proposed Veterans Sign. Larry White from the Geopark Committee and Jim Cullen from the Legion came along as well. The Geopark is all about partnerships, […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Last week was a busy week for the Tumbler Ridge Chamber of Commerce. On Tuesday, the Chamber hosted an evening for home-based businesses to discuss issues facing them. The next day, they, along with representatives from the Government of BC and the District of Tumbler Ridge went on a business walk […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   At the start of the second round of discussions on capital projects, accountant Clive Freundlich gave an overview of the finances and the broader picture of what the purpose of governance is. It’s about the infrastructure, says Freundlich. $80-million worth of infrastructure, to be precise. That’s the cost of everything around […]

  • Matt Treit, Fire Chief   The month of February came in like a lamb and went out like a lion with the TRFD responding to only three calls in the first half of the month, and then responding to eleven in the second half of the month. In addition to nine First Responder calls, the […]

  • Trent Ernst. Editor   Last week, I mentioned that I had no desire to have the latest and greatest. Or more specifically, hadn’t the budget to try and keeps up with the Jobses and Cooks of the world. My punchline was if I get too caught up in the gadget, I might lose sight of […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   More than a year has passed since Russ Mease died, but it was only last month that the BC Coroner’s office released a final report. On November 16, 2013, Russ Mease was out walking his dog, when he had a heart attack. His wife began to get worried when he hadn’t […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   On Thursday, March 5, Council heard a series of requests from the community for Grant in Aid and Fee for Service requests. Grant in Aid requests recognizes that local community not for profit organizations and registered non-profit societies are valuable resources in helping the municipality provide a strong community focus. Each […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Present: Mayor McPherson, Councillor’s Howe, Krakowka, Scott, Kirby, Mackay, Caisley Before the meeting started, Diana Vandale was presented with the Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal for her 20 years of service as a firefighter. PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS DAN FERGUSON – TRSS FIELD Dan Ferguson came to speak to council re: the […]

  • Barb Schuerkamp   In 1995, the TR Bandaides (the fundraising division of the then robust BCAS crew) purchased a blanket warmer for the local Emergency department. It was well used and enjoyed by many ill persons over the ensuing years. About two months ago this important piece of equipment malfunctioned and was not repairable. The […]

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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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