Tumbler Ridge News
Tumbler Ridge News
  • Trent Ernst, Editor   It was supposed to be a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Visitor Information Centre (VIC). The shovels were there, the signs were up and the Lions were making hamburgers and hot dogs, but in the end, the shovels sat unused, as the big news of the day turned out to be […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Present: Mayor Wren, Councillors Caisley (chair) Leggett, Mackay, Snyder and Litster (via speaker phone) PPC MEETING ACTION SUMMARY SHEET Councillor Snyder asks what is happening with the wayfinding pole. CAO Barry Elliot says artist Joan Zimmer had to have surgery, and will get to it when she is recovered. CORRESPONDENCE PROVINCIAL […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Summer, and its attendant reading club has come and, while there’s a few more days until summer officially comes to a close, reading club has now come and gone. 75 people were there for the closing ceremonies, which featured prizes, cake and juice. As in previous years, all the children that […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   With less than two weeks until school is supposed to start, BC’s longest teacher’s strike is still going on with no end in sight. While teachers and the Province finally sat back down at the bargaining table earlier this month, having spent the better part of July not speaking, there is […]

  • Matt Treit   This past month, Captain Dustin Curry and Lieutenant Brandon Braam both received their Fire Officer Level II certificates from the Justice Institute of British Columbia. The earning of these certificates involved the completion of five courses which covered topics such as Fire Inspection and Investigation, Emergency Service Delivery, Health and Safety, and […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Next week, from August 25 to 27, experts from around the world will be descending on Tumbler Ridge to discuss the issues around aging in resource communities. The event, “The International Symposium in Aging Resource Communities: Population Dynamics, Community Development and the Voluntary Sector” and will be held at the Trend […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Rumours of Grizfest’s imminent demise are premature, says Joanne Kirby, one of the Festival’s organizers. While the final numbers haven’t been tallied, Kirby says she’s optimistic that the committee is in a position to run the festival again next year. Over the past few years, the crowds at Grizfest have been […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   On Thursday, July 24, the BC Labour Relations Board found in favour of the United Steelworkers (USW) complaint that Walter Energy had violated the Labour Relations Code. As a result, Walter must now “make up the monetary amount to all members of Local 1-424 at Wolverine Mine.” According to the USW, […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   With nearly 20 million tonnes of production dropping off the world market due to cuts and mine closures, some experts are continuing to predict that coal prices will remain low due to oversupply. Contracts for the second and third quarters have been signed at $120/tonne, which is the lowest it has […]

  • Trent Ernst, Editor   Walter Energy pleaded guilty to charges relating to damaging fish habitat recently at court proceedings in Dawson Creek. The company was ordered to pay $75,000 in fines after an improperly built road to the Willow Creek Coal Mine near Chetwynd washed out, depositing sediment in a nearby creek. The washout occurred […]

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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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