Tumbler Ridge News
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  • 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 […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Relationships between the District and Lake View Credit Union have been getting tense over the last few months, but recent discussions appear to be leading towards a resolution. Back in April, Kelly Longley, the new CEO of Lakeview Credit Union, came in to talk to council. At the time, he was […]

  • Charles Helm, Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark Society   On September 22 our Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark was officially designated by the Global Geoparks Network, supported by UNESCO, at the Sixth International UNESCO Conference on Global Geoparks in Saint John, New Brunswick. We are one of 111 worldwide, the second in Canada and North America, and […]

  • Fire Chief Matt Treit   The Tumbler Ridge Fire Department responded to fourteen calls this past month which included nine First Responder calls, three reports of ringing fire alarms, one report of smoke, and one structure fire. Training in the month of September included auto-extrication, embankment rescue, defensive fire operations, and strategies and tactics. Congratulations […]

  • Charles Helm   In 1914 Samuel Prescott Fay led a party of five men and twenty horses on a scientific expedition from Jasper to Hudson’s Hope. On October 5 he passed below what is now Tumbler Ridge. Camped out the next night, near what is now known as Bullmoose Marshes, his party heard the blows […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Mayor Wren, Councillors Leggett (chair) Litster (via speaker phone) McPherson and Snyder. REPORTS MEMORIAL BENCH POLICY Council discussed the proposed policy to establish procedures and guidelines in which individuals may purchase a bench through the District of Tumbler Ridge to be installed as a memorial or tribute to a loved one. […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   For the last few months, very little has been visible of the new Visitor Centre. Construction focused on site prep and if folks couldn’t see the work that was happening on the foundation, they are to be forgiven, as the gravel has been piled in such a way as to obscure […]

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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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