Tumbler Ridge News
  • Trent Ernst, Editor   It’s been a year and a half since Walter Energy idled the Wolverine Mine and ten months since Anglo American did the same for its Peace River pits. According to Shirley Durand, who coordinates the food bank here in Tumbler Ridge, demand has been a lot higher in the last year. […]

  • Charles Helm   Like many good fisherfolk, we spend our winters dreaming of summertime fishing trips, fantasizing about catches of the day when next we ply the coast of Pangea. And at the end of the fishing season our memories of what we have netted sustain us for another winter. We understand our ancient coastlines […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   The District of Tumbler Ridge was honoured by Clean Energy BC at the Generate 2015 Conference in Vancouver this year. “During a challenging period in the district’s history,” says the announcement from Clean Energy BC, “Tumbler Ridge has been highly supportive of Pattern Energy’s Meikle Wind Energy Project, and wind power […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Present: Mayor McPherson, Councillors Mackay, Scott, Krakowka, Howe, Kirby, Caisley PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS HD MINING – MURRAY RIVER PROJECT UPDATE Blair Lekstrom, HD Mining, came before Council to provide an update on the Murray River Project given that their Provincial EA Certificate has been received, including an explanation of the next […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   It’s 2:30 at the library, and the lights are out. A group of kids are gathered around the projector screen as the opening credits for the movie Tommorowland begins. One of the kids walks backs to the circulation desk and looks at a selection of food: yogurt tubes, bananas, granola bars. […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Present: Councillors Kirby (chair) Krakowka, Howe, Scott, Mackay, Caisley DELEGATIONS TOURIST ATTRACTION – HENGE / DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR Dr. Helm and Birgit Sharman came before Council to present the idea of “The Henge” as a potential tourist attraction and to review progress with respect to downtown walking tours. Helm says the […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   RCMP from Tumbler Ridge, Dawson Creek and Fort St. John converged on a house in Tumbler Ridge last week to arrest Thomas Sutton, a resident of Tumbler Ridge. Sutton, 43, was arrested after a 16 month investigation of the murder of Devin Pisch, a Grande Prairie man. Pisch was murdered in […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor  A recent decision by the Legion to start selling food has proved to be controversial. Jim Cullen, President, Tumbler Ridge Legion, wrote a letter to Mayor and Council to request a Temporary Commercial Use Permit to allow the Legion to operate their kitchen and sell food to the public. On October 1, […]

  • 4 weeks ago
    October Fire Report

    Matt Treit, Fire Chief The Tumbler Ridge Fire Department was called upon eighteen times during the month of October which makes it the busiest month so far in 2015. The TRFD responded to one ATV accident, one motor vehicle accident, one report of smoke, one request from STARS to secure a landing zone, five reports […]

  • 4 weeks ago
    Lest we remember

    Trent Ernst, Editor This week we remember the people who paid the ultimate sacrifice who died in the line of duty. In Canada, the date is also to remember the men and women “who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace.” This year is marks one hundred […]

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  • Ridge Ramble Results

    October 22nd, 2015
    Ridge Ramble Results

    Trent Ernst, Editor There were 51 runners of all ages out at the Tumbler Ridge golf and Country Club for the Annual Ridge Ramble Cross Country Race, held October 17. The day featured a mix of sun and cloud,...

  • Wolverine Nordic & Mountain Society   Over the past fifteen years the Wolverine Nordic & Mountain Society (WNMS) has developed a trail network of almost 100 kilometres in the Tumbler Ridge area. Because we live in the foothills of...

  • Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society   Walk one of the Tumbler Ridge trails and there is a good chance that you will come across a distinctive kind of rustic log bench at a prominent view site. Two logs set...

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Nine days before the Emperor’s Challenge marathon, seminal winner Kris Swanson was injured in a motorcycle accident. According to Swanson, when he mentioned that he had a race coming up, his doctor told him: “that’s...

  • Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society   Many of Canada’s top mountain runners are converging on Tumbler Ridge for the Seventeenth annual Emperor’s Challenge, which starts on Saturday August 8 at 9 am. This year the entries for the race,...

  • 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...

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