Tumbler Ridge

What is Tumbler Ridge known for?


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and Gwillim Lake Provincial Park. Annual events held in Tumbler Ridge include the Grizfest Music Festival, Emperor's Challenge – promoted as the most beautiful and most challenging half-marathon in the world – and the Ridge Ramble Cross-Country Ski Race. The Grizfest Music Festival (formerly Grizzly Valley Days) is a two-day concert held on the August long weekend, and includes a parade, dance, art show, and other community-wide events. Grizfest, 2007. The Emperor’s


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Sullivan given2 Lana year 2002 title Building community in an instant town: A social geography of Mackenzie and Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia publisher University of Northern British Columbia Press id ISBN 1-896315-10-0 postscript * '''Hillsborough Resources Limited''' is a coal mining company that operates the Quinsam underground thermal coal mine near Campbell River (Campbell River, British Columbia), British Columbia serving the local and west-coast U.S. cement industry, and the Crossville underground coal mine in Tennessee, U.S. serving the regional power utility and industrial markets. It also is developing substantial metallurgical coal properties near Tumbler Ridge in the Northeast of British Columbia. In addition, Hillsborough owns and operates the Middle Point Barge Loading Facility located on Vancouver Island, Canada.


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on-stage in 1990. In 1992, after performing at large-scale country music festivals, the group was nominated for five awards by the British Columbia Country Music Association. *The Black Mesa and Lake Powell Railroad which is an isolated coal railway ( ).


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Ridge economically feasible again. Western Canadian Coal opened new open-pit mining operations creating the Dillon mine using Bullmoose mining infrastructure, the Brule mine using new infrastructure (projected 11-year life span), Ministry of Environment, July 6, 2006. Environmental Assessment Office, June 9, 2006. and the Wolverine mine. Western Canadian Coal, October 2003. Despite the number of projects, population has been slow


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Museum Foundation began excavations and opened the Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre. McCrea (2003). Fossils and bones are displayed at both locations. Tours and educational programs related to dinosaur, the trackways, and the wilderness are offered. Tumbler Ridge Museum (2008). thumb Kinuseo Falls in the Monkman Provincial Park (File:Kinuseo Falls.jpg) Tumbler Ridge's location among the Rocky Mountains has allowed for the development of numerous trail systems for motorized and non-motorized recreation. The trails and open areas span numerous mountains. Kinuseo Falls along the Murray River in the Monkman Provincial Park is the most popular destination for visitors to Tumbler Ridge. Helm (2001), 261. Two other provincial parks (List of British Columbia Provincial Parks) are just outside the municipal boundaries: Bearhole Lake Provincial Park (Bearhole Lake Provincial Park and Protected Area) and Gwillim Lake Provincial Park. Annual events held in Tumbler Ridge include the Grizfest Music Festival, Emperor's Challenge – promoted as the most beautiful and most challenging half-marathon in the world – and the Ridge Ramble Cross-Country Ski Race. The Grizfest Music Festival (formerly Grizzly Valley Days) is a two-day concert held on the August long weekend, and includes a parade, dance, art show, and other community-wide events. Grizfest, 2007. The Emperor’s Challenge, also in August, is a 21 km (13 mi) marathon (Half marathon) up Roman Mountain. Emperor's Challenge, 2007. Tumbler Ridge has one newspaper published in the community, the locally owned and operated ''Tumbler Ridge News'' (formerly ''Community Connections''). The ''Tumbler Ridge Observer'' formerly covered the town and was published by the ''Peace River Block Daily News'' in Dawson Creek. ''The Ridge Blog'' was a short-lived online news source. One newsletter, ''Coffee Talk'', based out of Chetwynd, is circulated in the town. No radio station, or television station broadcasts from the town though. Government and politics right thumb Tumbler Ridge district hall (File:TumblerRidgeTownHall.jpg) The District of Tumbler Ridge's council-manager form of municipal government is headed by a mayor (who also represents Tumbler Ridge on the Peace River Regional District's governing board) and a six-member council; these positions are subject to at-large (Plurality-at-large voting) elections every three years. Darwin Wren was elected mayor on November 19, 2011, succeeding Larry White. In 2011, Sherry Berringer was acclaimed as school board (Board of education) trustee for the second time, sitting on the board of School District 59 (School District 59 Peace River South). School District 59 (2005). The city funds a volunteer fire department headed by full-time fire chief Matt Treit. Tumbler Ridge is part of the Peace River South provincial electoral district, represented, since 2013, by Mike Bernier in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Prior to Bernier, the riding was represented by Blair Lekstrom who was elected in the 2001 provincial election (British Columbia general election, 2001), with 72% support from the town's polls Elections BC (2001). and re-elected in 2005 (British Columbia general election, 2005) with 64% Elections BC (2005). and in 2009 with 70% support. Elections BC (2009). Before Lekstrom, Peace River South was represented by Jack Weisgerber as a member of the Social Credit Party of British Columbia (1986–1994) and Reform Party of British Columbia (1994–2001). In 1996 (British Columbia general election, 1996), as leader of the Reform Party (Reform Party of British Columbia), Weisgerber won re-election despite the Tumbler Ridge polls placing him second to the New Democratic Party (New Democratic Party of British Columbia) candidate. Elections BC (1996). Federally, Tumbler Ridge is in the Prince George—Peace River riding, represented in the Canadian House of Commons by Conservative Party (Conservative Party of Canada) Member of Parliament Bob Zimmer. Before Zimmer, who was elected in May 2011, the riding was represented by Jay Hill since 1993 (Canadian federal election, 1993). The riding was represented by Frank Oberle (Frank Oberle, Sr.) of the Progressive Conservative Party (Progressive Conservative Party of Canada) from 1972 to 1993. Oberle served as Canada's Minister of Science and Technology in 1985 and Minister of Forestry in 1989. border 1 align left cellpadding 0 cellspacing 0 style "width: 48%" '''Hillsborough Resources Limited''' is a coal mining company that operates the Quinsam underground thermal coal mine near Campbell River (Campbell River, British Columbia), British Columbia serving the local and west-coast U.S. cement industry, and the Crossville underground coal mine in Tennessee, U.S. serving the regional power utility and industrial markets. It also is developing substantial metallurgical coal properties near Tumbler Ridge in the Northeast of British Columbia. In addition, Hillsborough owns and operates the Middle Point Barge Loading Facility located on Vancouver Island, Canada.


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Profil01 CP01 Details Page.cfm?Lang E&Geo1 CSD&Code1 5955003&Geo2 PR&Code2 59&Data Count&SearchText Tumbler%20Ridge&SearchType Begins&SearchPR 59&B1 All&Custom title Community Highlights for Tumbler Ridge accessdate 2006-12-09 author Statistics Canada date July 25, 2006 work 2001 Community Profiles publisher Canada * '''Hillsborough Resources Limited''' is a coal mining company that operates the Quinsam underground thermal coal mine near Campbell River (Campbell River, British Columbia), British Columbia serving the local and west-coast U.S. cement industry, and the Crossville underground coal mine in Tennessee, U.S. serving the regional power utility and industrial markets. It also is developing substantial metallurgical coal properties near Tumbler Ridge in the Northeast of British Columbia. In addition, Hillsborough owns and operates the Middle Point Barge Loading Facility located on Vancouver Island, Canada.


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the municipality was incorporated in April 1981 the area was completely forested. "Tumbler Ridge looks ready for the builders", ''Alaska Highway News'', December 30, 1981. During that year building sites and roadways were cleared and in the winter the water and sewerage system was built. In 1982, houses and other buildings were constructed. Full production at the mines was reached the following year. In early 1983, the families of the managers at the Bullmoose Minesite, led by Dean Sawas appealed to the British Columbia government and were able to create a new settlement, called Bullmoose Settlement. This was done because Dean's wife was expecting and he wanted his child to have something different to say about her birthplace. He wanted her to be able to say that a settlement had been created for her and that she was, and would always be the only one born at that place. At her birth, Alicia V. Sawas was also written into the Tumbler Ridge records as the first child born in the Quintette area. Bullmoose Settlement was closed down after the reduction in mine activities with just the one birth. In 1984, world coal prices were dropping and the Japanese consortium requested a reduction in the price of coal from the Tumbler Ridge mines. As price reduction requests continued, the concern over the viability of the mines led the BC Assessment Authority to lower the 1987 property assessments for the Quintette mine from CAD$156 million to $89 million and the Bullmoose mine $70 million to $43 million. Halseth (2002). This lowered their taxes as they tried to enforce the purchasing agreement at the Supreme Court of Canada. Their 1990 ruling required the Quintette Operations Company to reduce coal prices and reimburse the Japanese consortium $4.6 million. The company responded by reducing production, cutting employment, and applying for court protection from creditors. This allowed Teck to acquire 50% interest and take over management of the Quintette mine, but it was unable to stop further job losses. "More layoffs in northeast B.C.", CBC News, June 24, 1999. As most residents left town, apartment blocks were closed and the mine companies bought back all but 11 houses in the town. After 30% of the workforce had been laid off, new contracts with the Japanese consortium were signed in 1997, allowing re-hirings to begin, but with lower export levels. Halseth, 2002. The North East Coal Development was projected to create a net benefit of CAD$0.9 billion (2000), but incurred a net loss of $2.8 billion and half the expected regional employment. Gunton, 505. The population declined as many residents were unable to find other work in the town, even as a sawmill for specialty woods opened in 1999. After Teck closed the Quintette mine in August 2000 and shifted production to the lower cost Bullmoose mine, the town council established the Tumbler Ridge Revitalization Task Force to investigate ways to boost and diversify the economy. The Task Force negotiated the return of the housing stock from the mines to the free market, grants from the province to become debt-free, "Tumbler Ridge gets $6-million bail out", CBC News, October 27, 2000. and stabilized funds from the province for healthcare and education. Halseth (2002), 182, 192. The discovery of dinosaur tracks in 2000 by two local boys while playing near a creek, led to major fossil and bone discoveries from the Cretaceous Period. To survey and study the finds, government funding was secured to found both the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation and Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre. Since the Bullmoose mine exhausted its supply of coal in 2003, world coal prices have increased making exploration and mining in Tumbler Ridge economically feasible again. Western Canadian Coal opened new open-pit mining operations creating the Dillon mine using Bullmoose mining infrastructure, the Brule mine using new infrastructure (projected 11-year life span), Ministry of Environment, July 6, 2006. Environmental Assessment Office, June 9, 2006. and the Wolverine mine. Western Canadian Coal, October 2003. Despite the number of projects, population has been slow to return to the town. Demographics '''Hillsborough Resources Limited''' is a coal mining company that operates the Quinsam underground thermal coal mine near Campbell River (Campbell River, British Columbia), British Columbia serving the local and west-coast U.S. cement industry, and the Crossville underground coal mine in Tennessee, U.S. serving the regional power utility and industrial markets. It also is developing substantial metallurgical coal properties near Tumbler Ridge in the Northeast of British Columbia. In addition, Hillsborough owns and operates the Middle Point Barge Loading Facility located on Vancouver Island, Canada.


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Category:District municipalities in British Columbia Category:Populated places in the Peace River Regional District Category:Coal mining regions in Canada Category:Mining communities in Canada Category:Mining companies of Canada Musical career Growing up in Tumbler Ridge and later Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, The Moffatts learned singing early in their lives and singing country music with their mother, Darlana and father, Frank Moffatt, first appearing on-stage in 1990. In 1992, after performing at large-scale country music festivals, the group was nominated for five awards by the British Columbia Country Music Association. *The Black Mesa and Lake Powell Railroad which is an isolated coal railway ( '''Hillsborough Resources Limited''' is a coal mining company that operates the Quinsam underground thermal coal mine near Campbell River (Campbell River, British Columbia), British Columbia serving the local and west-coast U.S. cement industry, and the Crossville underground coal mine in Tennessee, U.S. serving the regional power utility and industrial markets. It also is developing substantial metallurgical coal properties near Tumbler Ridge in the Northeast of British Columbia. In addition, Hillsborough owns and operates the Middle Point Barge Loading Facility located on Vancouver Island, Canada.


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"text-align:center;background-color:#EDD5A3" colspan "3" Canada 2006 Census Statistics Canada, ''2001 Community Profiles''. - style "text-align:center;background-color:#ffebad;" Tumbler Ridge British Columbia - style "text-align:center;" Median age 42.2 years 40.8 years - style "text-align:center;" Under 15 years old 18% 17% - style "text-align:center


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Challenge, also in August, is a 21 km (13 mi) marathon (Half marathon) up Roman Mountain. Emperor's Challenge, 2007. Tumbler Ridge has one newspaper published in the community, the locally owned and operated ''Tumbler Ridge News'' (formerly ''Community Connections''). The ''Tumbler Ridge Observer'' formerly covered the town and was published by the ''Peace River Block Daily News'' in Dawson Creek. ''The Ridge Blog'' was a short-lived online news source. One

Tumbler Ridge

'''Tumbler Ridge''' is a district municipality in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies in northeastern British Columbia, Canada, and a member municipality of the Peace River Regional District. The municipality of , with its population of 2,710 people, incorporates a townsite and a large area of mostly Crown Land. BC Stats, ''Community Facts'', 2006. The housing and municipal infrastructure, along with regional infrastructure connecting the new town to other municipalities, were built simultaneously in 1981 by the provincial government to service the coal industry (coal in Canada) as part of the British Columbia Resources Investment Corporation's Northeast Coal Development.

In 1981, a consortium of Japanese steel mills agreed to purchase 100 million tonnes of coal over 15 years for US$7.5 billion from two mining companies, Denison Mines Inc. (Denison Mines) and the Teck Corporation (Teck Cominco), who were to operate the Quintette mine and the Bullmoose mine respectively. Declining global coal prices after 1981, and weakening Asian markets (East Asian financial crisis) in the late 1990s, made the town's future uncertain and kept it from achieving its projected population of 10,000 people. The uncertainty dissuaded investment and kept the economy from diversifying. When price reductions were forced onto the mines, the Quintette mine was closed in 2000 production and the town lost about half its population. Since 2000 rising coal prices have led to the opening of new mines in and near the municipality by Northern Energy & Mining Inc. (now majority-owned by Anglo American Met Coal) and Western Canadian Coal (now Walter Energy).

After dinosaur footprints, fossils, and bones were discovered in the municipality, along with fossils of Triassic fishes and cretaceous plants, the Peace Region Paleontology Research Centre opened in 2003. The research centre and a dinosaur museum were funded in part by the federal Western Economic Diversification Canada to decrease economic dependence on the coal industry. Economic diversification has also occurred with oil and gas exploration, forestry, and recreational tourism. Nearby recreational destinations include numerous trails, mountains, waterfalls, snowmobiling areas and provincial parks (List of British Columbia Provincial Parks), such as Monkman Provincial Park, Bearhole Lake Provincial Park (Bearhole Lake Provincial Park and Protected Area), and Gwillim Lake Provincial Park.

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