Tumbler Ridge News
Tumbler Ridge News
  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Rumours of Grizfest’s imminent demise are premature, says Joanne Kirby, one of the Festival’s organizers. While the final numbers haven’t been tallied, Kirby says she’s optimistic that the committee is in a position to run the festival again next year. Over the past few years, the crowds at Grizfest have been […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   On Thursday, July 24, the BC Labour Relations Board found in favour of the United Steelworkers (USW) complaint that Walter Energy had violated the Labour Relations Code. As a result, Walter must now “make up the monetary amount to all members of Local 1-424 at Wolverine Mine.” According to the USW, […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   With nearly 20 million tonnes of production dropping off the world market due to cuts and mine closures, some experts are continuing to predict that coal prices will remain low due to oversupply. Contracts for the second and third quarters have been signed at $120/tonne, which is the lowest it has […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Walter Energy pleaded guilty to charges relating to damaging fish habitat recently at court proceedings in Dawson Creek. The company was ordered to pay $75,000 in fines after an improperly built road to the Willow Creek Coal Mine near Chetwynd washed out, depositing sediment in a nearby creek. The washout occurred […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   With a higher-than-average number of wildlife sightings so far this summer, with bears and cougars being the most common, we thought it time to talk about wildlife safety while in town. While we might think that, because the roads are paved, the animals will stay out of town, the animals themselves […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Anyone who has seen Jurassic Park knows that having a Tyrannosaurus chase you is a Very Bad Thing. But what if three Tyrannosauruses were chasing you? Well that would be terrifying. Or rather, it would be terror-fying, as the official name for a group of tyrannosaurs is a terror. While scientists […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   It was a couple weeks ago that Bella got out of the house again. Bella frequently escaped, but rarely left the yard, but this time, she was nowhere to be found, and it made the Smith’s worried. They went looking for their cat, but couldn’t find it. And, after a week […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Present: Mayor Wren, Councillors Mackay, Caisley, Snyder and Litster (by speaker phone) PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS UNITED WAY PROCLAMATION Emily Harris, Community Development and Campaign Coordinator for United Way, South Peace requesting that Council proclaim September 2014 as the United Way of Northeastern British Columbia month. She didn’t show up, but council […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Janet Hartford, one of Tumbler Ridge’s original residents and matron of the community, passed away July 17, 2014. She was 92 years old. Janet was born in Delia, a small town near Drumheller, Alberta, in 1922, and grew up in Beaverlodge. At age two, she was stricken with meningitis, which affected […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Note: This article was written on Monday. For the most recent updates on the fire or on anything affecting town, visit our Facebook page. A wildfire in the Red Deer Creek area, covering 38.5 square kilometres has forced the Peace River Regional District to declare a state of local emergency for […]

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  • 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...

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   After placing third two years ago and fourth last year, local Daniel Helm took the Super Ironman category at the storming the wall competition at the University of British Columbia. Storm the Wall is a...

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