Tumbler Ridge News
Tumbler Ridge News
  • Trent Ernst, Editor   On Monday and Tuesday, Mayor Wren was down for three days of meetings in Victoria, along with CAO Barry Elliott and EDO Jordan Wall to discuss a “Made in Tumbler Ridge” plan for recovery with a variety of Provincial Ministers after depressed coal prices has forced three local mines to go […]

  • Recently, we posed a bunch of questions to all the candidates, which they have since responded to. As part of our on-going, around the clock election coverage, we present to you these, their answers sorted alphabetically by first name.   What is your name? Bev: Bev Fournier Don: Don McPherson Garret: Garret Golhof Why are […]

  • Charles Helm, Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark   A recent article in Tumbler Ridge News celebrated the recent repatriation of a prehistoric bison skull to Tumbler Ridge almost thirty years after its discovery in the gravel pit beside the ninth hole of the golf course. A 1993 M.Sc. thesis that included research on the skull indicated […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   April Moi from Destination BC was in town last week to provide an overview of the new Community Tourism Plan 2014 – Tumbler Ridge. Moi says that the new community tourism plan was based on work that was done in March, before the mines closed, but a secondary meeting was held […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Ready or not, the snow is coming. In fact, it’s already here. We’ve already talked about the rules around proper winter tires, but what else do you need to do to get ready for winter? The first thing to do is know what winter means. If you’re new to Tumbler Ridge, […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   My one and only accident (knock on wood) of the last decade was a run and hit. You might think I got that backwards, but no. I was coming home from Dawson on a wintery day, when a moose came out of the ditch and ran over my vehicle. I had […]

  • 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 […]

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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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