Category Archives: News

Western Coal workers join Steelworkers

By: United Steelworkers

A majority of mine and maintenance workers at the Western Coal Wolverine mine site and maintenance shop have voted in favour of joining United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1-424.

School District 59 students experience Dual Credit options

DAWSON CREEK – More than 240 Grade 9 students from across School District 59 converged on Northern Lights College on March 16 for the annual Dual Credit Day event.

Grade 9 students from throughout School District 59 experienced Dual Credit programs available at NLC during Dual Credit Day on March 16. Among the programs in which students participated were: Automotive Service Technician, Heavy Duty Technician, and Welding. 

Almost There

By: Greg Amos, Editor

With the plan still on track for an opening date of April 1, the Western Steakhouse is getting close to serving its first AAA beef filet mignon.


Tumbler lands on B.C. Magazine cover

Greg Amos, Editor
Readers in more than 100 countries will get a chance to learn about Tumbler Ridge's fossil attractions, after the town earned top billing in British Columbia Magazine's spring issue.

Tumbler Ridge's unfolding dinosaur story is front and centre on the cover of British Columbia Magazine's spring 2011 issue. Photo courtesy British Columbia Magazine/Michael Bednar. 

Easy Money

ShopEasy donated $1,000 last Monday (March 14) towards the Tumbler Ridge Health Centre Foundation’s purchase of equipment for the medical clinic. The foundation is awaiting information from Northern Health before…

STARS simulation

Greg Amos


STRESSFUL LEARNING: Using a highly realistic robotic patient to mimic actual critical care situations, the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) emergency medical education unit rolled into the health centre parking lot last Thursday (March 17). Ambulance paramedics and health centre staff were engaged in scenarios using a human patient simulator (worth about $180,000) that talks, responds to treatments, drugs, and even room temperature, making the procedures as realistic as possible.