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  • 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 included the Wolverine mine located 15 km outside of Tumbler Ridge, the Willow Creek Mine, […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Fourteen months without a single lost time injury has garnered Wolverine Mine the John Ash Safety Award by the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines. The award is given for working more than one million employee hours while maintaining the lowest lost time injury frequency among mines in their category. […]

  • Matt Treit, Fire Chief   The month of March was fairly typical for the TRFD with the fire department responding to a total of eighteen calls during that time. As usual, the majority of the calls (eleven) were First Responder calls, with the remaining calls involving ringing fire alarms (four), motor vehicle accidents (two), and […]

  • TUMBLER RIDGE – Families in Tumbler Ridge will be receiving $17,500 to improve childcare and recreation opportunities in the South Peace through the BC Government’s Community Gaming Grants Program. The Tumbler Ridge Children’s Centre Society will receive $17,500 to fund daycare, preschool, and out-of-school care in the community. The society is a non-profit organization with […]

  • Natassja Anto-Keshen   Some time ago, Ken Klikach (building inspector for Tumbler Ridge) hurt his knee on the job. The injury was severe, and made it impossible for him to continue in his duties without seriously and permanently harming himself. The result of which meant that he had to apply to WorkSafeBC to be compensated […]

  • 7 days ago
    Two lost men found

    Trent Ernst, Editor   Two Tumbler Ridge residents are home, safe and sound, after the vehicle they were traveling in became stuck near Kinuseo Falls over the weekend. Early Sunday morning, March 30, Tumbler Ridge RCMP received a report that two men were overdue from their residences, having left the previous evening. Tumbler Ridge Search […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   There is no evidence of a national labour shortage at present or into the foreseeable future, and furthermore, there are large groups of underutilized populations who could join the workforce or be more fully employed, according to Dr. Susan McDaniel from the University of Lethbridge. According to McDaniel and her team, […]

  • For most people, the beginning of the year is January 1st, but for the RCMP, the start of our New Year is April 1st. Each year at this time we consult with out local government partners to determine what their ideas and priorities are for us. Meetings are held with Chief and Counsel at West […]

  • (Source) File # Tumbler Ridge 2014-205 2014-04-02 15:52 PDT Two Tumbler Ridge residents are home, safe and sound, after the vehicle they were traveling in became stuck near Kinuseo Falls over the weekend. Early Sunday morning, March 30th, 2014, Tumbler Ridge RCMP received a report that two men were overdue from their residences, having left […]

  • Ellen Sager   The Tumbler Ridge Forever Young Society has received a Sharing the Past Grant, from the New Horizons for Seniors. The grant is worth $23,500, and the purpose of the grant is to have seniors write their life stories and share them with other seniors and their own families. Seniors will learn how […]

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  • 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...

  • Lynsey Kitching   Even though the high school volleyball season is finished for the year, coach Brandon Lewis, spurred on by all of the interest at the high school, wants the program to continue. Lewis says, “We are looking...

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