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COVID-19 delays Tumbler Ridge’s 40th Birthday party

Birthday party on hold.
Tumbler birthday on hold
The town was initially incorporated on April 9, 1981 to help aid in Northeast Coal Development.

There has been another local victim of COVID-19 – a 40th birthday celebration of Tumbler Ridge.

"Our 40th anniversary is this year, and we have had to delay it because of COVID," said Tumbler Ridge mayor Keith Bertrand this afternoon .

The town was initially incorporated on April 9, 1981 to help aid in Northeast Coal Development.

While a shindig was initially in the works - until COVID health orders change - there will be little chance of a party.

All is not lost for an official party - some local political gadflies suggest the anniversary is not until June 1984, when the district was officially opened.

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