Tumbler Ridge News
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  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Walter Energy is assuring employees of its Canadian operations that the current shutdown is only temporary. “We were very precise in saying ‘we view this as a temporary action,’ says Tom Hoffman, vice president of communications for Walter Energy. “We’re in a cyclical business and it is dependent on the global […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Hundreds of employees at Wolverine Mine are in shock after they discovered earlier this week that the mine was shutting down, effective immediately. While there have been rumours abounding over the last few months, and even years, the closure came as a shock to many people. Reactions have been mixed. Some […]

  • Mike Carter, Chetwynd Echo   CHETWYND – Walter Energy announced on Tuesday April 15, that it would begin the process of “idling” its Canadian operations this month, including the Wolverine and Brazion coal mines outside of Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge. This includes the Wolverine mine located 15 km outside of Tumbler Ridge, the Willow Creek […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   According to Anglo American, they have become aware of a number of fraudulent activities, “where people are misrepresenting themselves as Anglo American or Anglo American employees via fraudulent websites, lotteries, advertisements or by posing as agencies representing Anglo American.” According to the Anglo American Careers site, “unsuspecting victims are led to […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   When D crew arrived at the Wolverine Mine they were expecting to go to work as normal. Instead, the crew met with Dan Cartwright, president of Canadian operations for Walter Energy. According to one of the members there, Cartwright explained the situation. “He told us that coal prices were down,” says […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   It’s a dark day to be mayor in Tumbler Ridge. Mayor Darwin Wren has written an open letter to the people of Tumbler Ridge, saying that the town is “Committed to do all we can to ensure that those affected are supported to the fullest.” He said the District was taken […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Present: Mayor Wren, Councillors Litster, Snyder, Caisley, Leggitt, Mackay, McPherson Petitions and Delegations The Lions Club of Tumbler Ridge Frank Walsh, President, Lions Club of Tumbler Ridge, came before council to request a Free Use Waiver for a room at the Trend Mountain Inn on May 3, 2014  for the Lions […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Town council has approved spending $1.5-million on a new building that will replace the current Visitor Information Centre, as well as add in space for a variety of other purposes. The building was put out for proposal last August, but only got approved earlier this month. Mayor Wren says council decided […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Present: Mayor Wren, Councillors McPherson (Chair) Litster, Leggett,  Caisley, Snyder  Delegations  South Peace Community Resources Society Arden Smith, Department Manager for Family Safety, Counselling  and Support Services and Jane Harper, Executive Director came before council to request a partnership with Tumbler Ridge  on the Police Based Victim Services Programme in Tumbler […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Present: Mayor Wren, Councillors Litster, McPherson, Caisley, Snyder Petitions and Delegations South Peace Community Resources Society Rose Colledge, TR Outreach & Safe Home Coordinator, came before council to request that Council proclaim the week of April 6 – 12, 2014 as the BC Prevention of Violence Against Women Week and the […]

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  •   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...

  • 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 25-year celebration, WNMS is partnering with the...

  • Trent Ernst   In 1970, Japanese Alpinist Yuichiro Miura climbed onto the shanks of Mount Everest, then skied down the South Col, using a parachute to control his speed on the icy slopes. After making it about half the...

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   The Tumbler Ridge Minor Hockey Association (TRMHA) gathered together for a photo shoot a few weeks back, which they hope will earn them up to $5000. According to Tari Desrosiers, all four teams gathered together...

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   It’s been a decade and a half since the last time the Tumbler Ridge Senior Boys Basketball has gone to Provincials, but they struck gold in their first year under coach Jake Bowes. Make that...

  • Lynsey Kitching   Young hockey players here in Tumbler Ridge and the surrounding area are going to soon have the opportunity for some serious skills development. Coming to town in March is the Edge 360 hockey camp, a travelling...

  • Try something new this winter!

    January 29th, 2014
    Try something new this winter!

    Lynsey Kitching   With winter upon us…kind of, some days it’s nice to just cozy up and relax by the fire, but it’s important to keep active, as a little fresh air or exercise every day, makes a big...

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   The Tumbler Ridge Curling League held a mixed tournament on Jan. 17 and 18. In the A event, the Ferguson team (Dan Ferguson, Kim Ferguson, Rob Vandale, Sally McAninch) beat the Pamela Broderick team to...

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