Tumbler Ridge News
Tumbler Ridge News
  • 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 […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   At 3:30 in the morning, on Sunday, September 14, The Tumbler Ridge Fire Department was called out to a house fire on Willow Drive. When they arrived, they discovered the front of the house was nearly fully engulfed in flames, with the exterior of two walls and the roof and the […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   The last mine standing in Tumbler Ridge has announced it is winding down operations, and will be going into care and maintenance mode in December. “We announced to our staff yesterday at 3 pm that, from here forward to December, we are going to be winding down operations,” said Federico Velasquez, […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   This is it. When this paper hits the stands, the Tumbler Ridge delegation will be in Saint John, New Brunswick, at the Stonehammer Geopark, to find out if our Geopark application was successful. The Sixth annual International UNESCO Conference on Global Geopark runs from September 19 to 22, with more than […]

  • Charles Helm, Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation   Circa 2004, soon after we formed the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation, we learned of a 1993 M.Sc. Thesis by a student at Simon Fraser University, Kevin Woolf. In it he documented a fascinating fact about Tumbler Ridge: in the early 1980s, during the excavation of the gravel pit […]

  • Angela Fehr   With public schools in British Columbia remaining closed and the school year underway, parents are wondering how their kids will keep up while missing crucial days of school. Some fear that children left out of school too long will lose the learning they’ve already received. Parents, there is much you can do […]

  • Trent Ernst,  Editor   Allison Frenette is a grade 12 student, formerly from Tumbler Ridge. With no end in sight for the teacher’s strike, she decided to go to Alberta for school. “The teacher’s strike is now cutting into the school year,” says Frenette. “Since it’s my last year I can’t miss any of it.” […]

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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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