Tumbler Ridge News
  • Trent Ernst, Editor   It’s shortly after 9:00 am and things aren’t quite ready for prime time at the new Visitor’s Centre. In the corner a pile of boxes that will be gondola style shelfing, hopefully later this afternoon. Beside the front counter are boxes of extra brochures not yet stored. They’re still waiting for […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Present: Mayor McPherson, Councillors Caisley, Kirby, Howe, Krakowka, Scott, Mackay Petitions and Delegations KPMG Audit Presentation The District Auditors, KPMG, came before council to discuss the draft audit for 2014. They are issuing a clean audit report. “That’s as good as it gets,” says Colleen Ballantyne, presenting for KPMG. Net financial […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   A petition has begun circulating about the town, asking the District to reconsider the decision to move the recycling depot down to the transfer station from its current location in the parking lot behind Lake View Credit Union. Strangely, the creator of the petition didn’t actually plan to do it. “A […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Executives from Pattern Energy and Borea construction were joined by local First Nations, school district staff and others from around the area to celebrate the company’s Community Benefits Program. The program is designed to support causes important to the community and economy of the District of Tumbler Ridge, “while ensuring benefits […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   WildSafeBC has a Community Coordinator in Tumbler Ridge. Anthony Moreau-Coulson will be out and about over the summer, attending events and teaching people how to reduce human-wildlife conflict. WildSafeBC is, a program designed to reduce conflicts throughout the province of BC, but this is the first year for the program in […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   A small group of Tumbler Ridge residents got their own private Canada Day Fireworks show, after the main show had happened. According to Fire Chief Matt Treit, a new firing system led to a large number of fireworks failing to fire. “The system uses these firing modules,” explains Treit. “We didn’t […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   For the second time, Walter Energy has filed for reconsideration in its ongoing battle with the United Steelworkers. The steelworkers took the mining company, doing business as Wolverine Coal Partnership, before the Labour Relations Board (LRB), saying the mine failed to provide 60 days’ notice of layoff. In its submission to […]

  • Matt Treit, Fire Chief   The month of June was a fairly busy one for the TRFD which responded to fourteen calls for assistance during that time. These calls included eight First Responder (medical) calls, two activated carbon monoxide alarms, two reports of ringing fire alarms, one report of fire in a BC Hydro electrical […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   The story of the Tumbler Ridge Golf and Country Club has been, in recent years, a story of epic failures and modest successes. For the last few years, the District has been trying different iterations on running the golf course, from trying to sell the course to leasing out the course. […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Joseph B. O’Handley appeared before the court on charges of Assault. Case held over until August 27. Robert Peter Noah Deighton appeared before the judge on charges of Causing a Disturbance and Escape from Lawful Custody. Deighton, who now resides in Nanaimo, pleaded guilty to the charges. The judge says she […]

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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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