Tumbler Ridge News
Tumbler Ridge News
  • 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 […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Present Mayor Wren, Councillors Caisley (chair), Mackay, McPherson, Snyder and Litster (via phone) Business Arising Councillor McPherson says he went out to Kinuseo Falls right after he read the story on the road to Kinuseo Falls. He said if he hadn’t read the story, he would never have guessed, and if […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   In an effort to increase the caribou populations, local First Nations released ten caribou cows and nine calves into the mountains above the Pine Pass on Monday, July 7. About 50 people, representing First Nations, local businesses and the Peace Northern Caribou Committee (PNCC) attended the first release, part of a […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   It wasn’t something that fire chief Matt Treit has seen every day. Indeed, the call, about a fire that started outside on a deck is one of the odder ones of his career. According to Treit, the fire department was called out to investigate a fire that started on someone’s deck […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   A pair of Ontario residents are back on solid ground, safe and uninjured, following a frightening ordeal at Bergeron Falls, July 3, 2014. According to Search and Rescue Manager Sarah Waters, a group of tree planters went on a hike to the base of Bergeron Falls. While there, some of them […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Maple Leaf Loading, the company in charge of loading the trains at Walter Energy’s Canadian operations has been placed into receivership, putting more than 200 employees out of work. The Prince George-based company, which has been around since 2005, was put into receivership on Friday of last week, with Ernst and […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   More than four years after the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) from BC Hydro was granted, Pattern Energy has been granted an Environmental Assessment Certificate (EAC) for the Meikle Wind Energy Project. BC’s Environment Minister Mary Polak and Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett made the decision to grant the EAC after […]

  • Matt Treit, Fire Chief   June of 2014 saw the Tumbler Ridge Fire Department respond to a total of sixteen calls. As usual, the vast majority (fourteen) of the calls were First Responder calls.  The month was rounded out with one report of ringing alarms and one grass fire.  Training in the month of June […]

  • Trent Ernst, editor   As predicted yesterday, the Red Deer Creek fire has grown to 2000 ha (estimated) and is expected to continue to grow. According to the Wildfire Management Branch, “The fire is currently active and it is expected to significantly grow today due to high winds and hot and dry weather conditions.” Approximately […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   A fire in the Red Deer Creek area, discovered on July 6, has grown to about 450 hectares. According to the Wildfire Management Branch, the fire is expected to grow today, as warm weather and winds feed the fire. Rain and cooler weather is expected over the next couple of days, […]

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  • 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...

  • Charles Helm   Registration opening-date for the 2014 Emperor’s Challenge is April 8. The field is capped this year at 1000 for the adult 20 km race. There is no cap for the kids’ races. In 2013 it took...

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