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  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Fertoz has had its first sale of phosphate from its Wapiti Project, south of Tumbler Ridge A farmer near Stettler, Alberta has purchased 28 tonnes of phosphate for use in conventional agriculture trials. The delivered price was $200/t, for a total sale price of $5600. The rock was prepared for application […]

  • Don McPherson   Councillor McPherson presented this speech at the most recent council meeting. We as a council have decided to change Founders St. to Iles Way to honor Clay Iles for the dedication and passion he showed in helping Tumbler Ridge through its darkest days. The timing of this is perfect because we are […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Two candidates have withdrawn their papers from the local municipal election, bringing the number of candidates down to nine for the six seats on council. The first person to drop out of the race was Janeth Barker, who posted a note to the People of Tumbler Ridge Facebook page, which said: […]

  •   The Community Forest concept is about local control over, and enjoyment of, the benefits offered by local forest resources. These benefits are both monetary and non-monetary. Rural communities see Community Forests as a tool to help stabilize their local economies and provide long term employment opportunities. Community Forests support local livelihoods, promote community participation […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   With no mines operating in the Northeast, you would think the tenor of the annual community coal and energy forum would be subdued. Possibly even cancelled. But on October 8 and 9, people working in the industry in Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd gathered for the tenth annual conference. With no operating […]

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    Let it blow

    Trent Ernst, Editor   Ron Percival, from Avro Wind Energy was at the recent coal and energy forum to talk wind power. Specifically, Percival came to talk about the Sundance Wind Partnership. While the project is 100 percent owned by EDF EN Canada, Inc, Avro started developing the site in 2003. While they no longer […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Marcel Brodeur and Rose College are standing in front of the desk at town hall, waiting. On the other side, CAO Barry Elliott watches his iPhone count down the minutes until 4 pm, October 10. That’s when nominations close for the 2014 Local Government and School District Elections. In the council […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Present: Councillor Mackay (chair) Councillors McPherson, Snyder and Litster via speaker-phone. Councillor Mackay welcomes Chris Leggett as the District’s new Finance Manager. PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK UPDATE & FUTURE PLANS Dr. Charles Helm to report to Council, including implications and potential funding opportunities, much of what was discussed in […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Tumbler Ridge RCMP, assisted by Dawson Creek Police Dog Services, executed a search warrant on a local residence on October 6. The search resulted in the recovery of several items allegedly stolen during the rash of theft from vehicle incidents that have been occurring throughout the community as of late. During […]

  • Charles Helm Three recent articles in Tumbler Ridge News have celebrated the centennial of the 1914 Samuel Prescott Fay expedition and the beginning of our written history. Fay led a party of five men and twenty horses on a scientific and exploratory expedition from Jasper to Hudson’s Hope, passing through what is now the Tumbler […]

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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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