Tumbler Ridge News
  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Oaths of Office Don McPherson, Will Howe, Darryl Krakowka, Joanne Kirby, Helen Scott, Mike Caisley and Rob Mackay are sworn in to office. GEORGE ROWE – WELCOME TO COUNCIL See HERE MAYOR’S INAUGURAL ADDRESS See HERE CORRESPONDENCE PROCLAMATION – INTERNATIONAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN Tumbler Ridge Safe House Coordinator, Rose Colledge, is requesting […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Don’t touch that phone. At least, not while you’re driving. That’s the message coming from the Tumbler Ridge RCMP this holiday season. The reason why? Well, let’s forgo the fact that it is illegal to drive and text. Not just in BC, but in most places in Canada. Over 90% of […]

  • Charles Helm, Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark   To find dinosaur tracks near Tumbler Ridge, the process is straightforward: Examine a geological map to see where rocks of the right age occur Ensure that these are terrestrial, not marine rocks (dinosaurs lived on land, not in the ocean) Work out where these rocks might be exposed […]

  • It was just this August that the remains of Pam Napoleon were found in a burnt down trappers cabin. Napoleon was last seen on July 8, and was reported missing on July 23. The police investigated the fire, which happened sometime on July 8 or 9, but did not find the body of Napoleon. Instead, […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Mayor Darwin Wren, CAO Barry Elliott, and EDO Jordan Wall met with provincial ministers earlier in the year, taking a Made in Tumbler Ridge plan for recovery to Victoria. Mayor Wren says they met with Bill Bennett (Energy and Mines) about approving wind power projects. Not in opposition to Site C […]

  • Charles Helm, Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark   In the 1980s a prehistoric bison skull was unearthed in the gravel pit beside what is now the ninth hole of the golf course. Harry Prosser and Ed Parnell were part of the work crew, and took the lead in securing, preserving and reporting the find, until a […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Present: Councillor Snyder, chair. Councillors Caisley and McPherson. Councillor Litster and Mayor Wren attend via speakerphone. DISCUSSION ITEMS BYLAW NO. 622 – FIRE SERVICES AMENDMENT The District of Tumbler Ridge Fire Services Bylaw No. 573 is required to be amended in order to authorize the Tumbler Ridge Fire Department to respond […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Over the last dozen years, municipal spending across BC has gone up 55 percent, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), while the population has only grown by 15 percent. This represents an excess of $8.5-billion, or $8,356 for a family of four spent over and above what you […]

  • The following is the write up about Barb from the 2014 College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia program. Barb was one of 36 nurses honoured at the 2014 awards, held last month in Vancouver. Providing emergency health care in a rural setting is always a big challenge. Nurses and other health professionals face daily […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   It’s first thing in the morning, on Monday, November 17 and Gordon Graham is down at the HUB insurance office, waiting. He’s here to register his ATV and get plates for it as part of the province’s new off highway vehicle (OHV) act. “Because we’re an hour ahead of the rest […]

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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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