Tumbler Ridge

TUMBLER RIDGE, district municipality, pop 2,052 (2016), 115 km southwest of DAWSON CREEK in the foothills of the ROCKY MTS, is a well-planned company town, incorporated on 9 Apr 1981. The name refers to rock slides on a geological formation north of town. It was developed by the BC government to house employees of the huge Quintette and Bullmoose COAL developments nearby, operated by TECK CORP. As coal contracts expired early in the 21st century, both mines closed and the community's future was...

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