Tumbler Ridge News
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  • 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 […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   HD Mining recently sent an update to Mayor and Council, bringing them up to date on the Murray River project. The letter, penned by former MLA Blair Lekstrom, says that, with the decline portal progressing to over 100 metres deep, another shift is being added, with an additional 22 workers arriving […]

  • Mike Carter, Chetwynd Echo Reporter   CHETWYND – BC Hydro issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) last week for the main construction of the Site C dam, initiating a 16-month process with a contract expected to be awarded in summer 2015. That is, if the project receives environmental certification and other regulatory permits, authorization and approvals […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 week 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 […]

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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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