Tumbler Ridge News
Tumbler Ridge News
  • Trent Ernst, Editor   For the last few months, very little has been visible of the new Visitor Centre. Construction focused on site prep and if folks couldn’t see the work that was happening on the foundation, they are to be forgiven, as the gravel has been piled in such a way as to obscure […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Councillors Caisley (chair), Leggett, Snyder and McPherson PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS Financial audit report A representative from KPMP Chartered Accountants came before council to present the Financial Statements. See story elsewhere. BC ASSESSMENT – PROPERTY VALUATIONS Jarret Krantz, Deputy Assessor, BC Assessment, came before council to discuss Assessed property valuations, particularly with […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   The Tumbler Ridge Children’s Health and Safety Fair, held on September 17 was a success, says Success by Six Coordinator Colette Ernst. “Considering the events of the last six months, I was very happy with the turn out at the Success by Six Children’s Health and Safety Fair,” she says. “There […]

  • Charles Helm   In 1914 Samuel Prescott Fay led a party of five men and twenty horses on a scientific expedition from Jasper to Hudson’s Hope. Part of his journey took him down what would become known as the Murray River. On October 5, he passed below what is now Tumbler Ridge. His diary entry […]

  • Sergeant Craig Learning   Tumbler Ridge RCMP are currently investigating a theft from motor vehicle that occurred overnight in the 100 block of Bergeron Drive, Tumbler Ridge, B.C. It is believed that the suspect(s) gained access to the vehicle sometime between 10:15 PM on September 23 and 5:00 AM on September 24, taking various items, […]

  • Mike Carter, Chetwynd Echo   CHETWYND – The District of Chetwynd received some praise last month from the Green Communities Committee for its successful efforts to measure and reduce its corporate greenhouse gas emissions for the 2013 reporting year. The provincial government – Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) Green Communities Committee was created to develop […]

  • Trent Ernst   It’s official. The Tumbler Ridge Aspiring Geopark is now the Tumbler Ridge Geopark. The announcement was made on Monday at the Geopark conference held at the Stonehammer Geopark in New Brunswick, North America’s first Geopark. Tumbler Ridge Geopark is North America’s Second. The news was announced on the Stonehammer Geopark website, with […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   After the longest teacher’s strike ever, teachers and government finally negotiated a settlement after months of sometimes bitter conflict. A tentative deal was reached last Tuesday, and teachers ratified the contract on Thursday with an 86 percent vote in favour, ending the strike that saw students miss just over five weeks […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   A Ridge Rotors Helicopter was damaged attempting to rescue a BC Park Ranger with medical issues along the Monkman Lake Trail. According to Hans Nogel, president of Ridge Rotors, a call came in on Friday September 12. The local pilot took off from base to locate the two park rangers, but […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   For the third time in as many years, representatives from Pacific Natural Gas (PNG) appeared before council to discuss Natural Gas Rates in Tumbler Ridge. In the past, the company has appeared before council to discuss rate increases around the proposed “virtual pipeline”, which would see truckloads of natural gas brought […]

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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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