Tumbler Ridge News
Tumbler Ridge News
  • Trent Ernst, Editor   The longest-ever teacher’s strike rolls on with no end in sight as government negotiators and teachers cannot reach common ground. Negotiations are said to have reached a fever pitch near the end of August, but that negotiation session was only the second time the two sides met during the eight week […]

  • Charles Helm, TRMF   In the mid-nineties I climbed Roman Mountain for the first time. No inkling then of the dozens of future ascents related to the Emperor’s Challenge, nor of the mountain’s destiny as a coal mine. My hiking partner was my colleague Dr Nigel Myers. We stopped on the way up for a […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   The District of Tumbler Ridge has given three readings to a motion that would see Founders Street become Iles Way. The three block street which connects Northgate to Southgate in downtown Tumbler Ridge runs past the Fire Department, The RCMP station and Town Hall before crossing Southgate and ending at the […]

  • Matt Treit, Fire Chief   The month of August was a fairly slow one from the point of view of emergency response. The TRFD responded to a total of fourteen calls this month, including one report of a smell of gas, four reports of ringing fire alarms, and nine First Responder calls. Despite the continued […]

  • Trent Ernst   The Tumbler Ridge Community Forest and Silvicon Services were at the most recent council meeting to discuss updates to the town’s wildfire management plan. Since the plan was originally created in 2006, a number of factors have changed, says Todd James from Silvicon. The town has a new official community plan and […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Present: Councillor Mackay (Chair) Councillors Leggett, McPherson and Caisley PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS PROCLAMATION – NATIONAL SENIORS DAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014 Ellen Sager, President/Treasurer, Tumbler Ridge Forever Young Society, requesting that Council proclaim October 1, 2014 as National Seniors Day; an invitation was also extended to Council to participate in related activities […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   On August 26 and 27, experts on aging and volunteerism gathered in Tumbler Ridge for two days of presentations, discussions and deep thoughts on the similarities and differences between rural communities around the world when it comes to getting older. Much of the discussion at the International Symposium on Aging Resource […]

  • Charles Helm, Tumbler Ridge Aspiring Geopark   The Tumbler Ridge Aspiring Geopark aims to enhance the visitor experience in Tumbler Ridge by providing interpretive signs along the hiking trails developed over the past fifteen years by the Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society. The trail to Quality Falls, being close to town, fairly short, relatively easy, […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Northern Lights College (NLC) bids adieu to President and CEO Laurie Rancourt, who announced her resignation August 25. Her final day with NLC will be October 31, 2014. Rancourt told NLC’s Board of Governors about her plans earlier in the month, then told staff and faculty about her decision to leave […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Kelowna-based North Rivers Developments has been granted an extra year to finish construction at Lot 1, Plan 33844 on Willow Drive here in Tumbler Ridge. The property was rezoned in 2012 to allow for residential, multi-family developments, and construction started last year on the property. In a letter to the District […]

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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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