A Local Take on Iron Man: Christine Cogger digs deep

My favourite local blogger proudly proclaims that she’s not a writer at all. But Christine Cogger, a coffee-drinking, multi-tasking, super athletic mom who lives in this incredible part of the world… just happens to hilariously capture what that entails in a way that keeps me coming back for more. (Makes her a great writer in … Continue reading

Betsy Linnell on Branding, Strategy and Making Smart Alliances

  Since 2007, Betsy Linnell has slung her expertise as a CMO-for-hire, providing an opportunity to tap executive level marketing smarts that small and medium sized businesses have leaped at. The next evolution of her business launched in 2012, bringing a gang of enterprising creatives together under the banner of B-Line Marketing Management, so clients … Continue reading

Introducing Pemberton’s new Strawberry Farmers at Camel’s Back Harvest

Last year, when I heard that the McEwans were retiring from the strawberry farming business, I was devastated. Where was I going to source my berries? Luckily, Allen and Tonette, after 20 years in business, weren’t going to leave their customer base out to dry. They had a succession plan – and were passing the … Continue reading

Diva of the [Saw] Dust: Mana Jewelry’s Nicole Wellstein

If you took a tour of the backyards, garages, basements and studios of Pemberton, you would not doubt that it is a thriving hub of inspiring and inspired folk. Case in point? Nicole Wellstein, a graphic designer and jewelry maker who has just taken up shared space with Amy Hazeldine’s Sunna Studios. We were curious … Continue reading

Expanded Mile One Eating House turns 2, proving you can Go Big AND Go Home

We first checked in with Mile One Eating House just after they opened in 2011. On Saturday they celebrate their 2nd anniversary, with $4 Pemberton Meadows Natural Beef cheeseburgers. To note the occasion, we asked them to reveal the secrets to their success, and found out why Pemberton is awesome and why Chef and Proprietor … Continue reading

The real taste of Pemberton: Dennis Taylor’s Raw Wildflower Honey

Meet the man behind the mask, king of my pantry, succour of the sweet tooth, Dennis Taylor. A landscaper by day, and bee-whisperer by night, Dennis sells raw wildflower honey and freerange duck and chicken eggs from his Pemberton Valley homestead, on a seasonally available basis. He explains to us why living in Pemberton is awesome … Continue reading

Resolve 2013: Gamble on something good. Mount Currie Coffee Co expands to Whistler.

We’ve checked in with Chris Ankeny at MCCC before – but now the local coffee fanatic is generating fresh buzz, splitting his time between Pemby and a new Whistler location, with a clear mission to lead Whistlerites out of the coffee wilderness. As he told Whistler’s hottest foodie writer, Laura Gallant, this week in the … Continue reading

Year in Review : Choose Pemberton 2012

This was the year the Huffington Post hailed Pemberton as “the best place in Canada to spend Thanksgiving”, Vancouver Magazine offered up 10 reasons to head to Whistler and keep on driving north, Dirt Magazine UK featured Pemberton for its mountain biking assets and concentration of “so many skilled and talented backcountry recreationalists (and professionals)” … Continue reading

Growing Great Children’s Glamorous Side

A secret truth about parenthood? It’s not very glamorous. So, when local moms are given a chance to dress up and ditch the kids, they jump on it – an insight that Growing Great Children has applied to its annual fundraiser, Glamour & Glitz Ladies Night Out, coming up at the Legion on Saturday December … Continue reading

Crafty by Nature returns, December 15 2013

A few years ago, three crafty chicks, Frances Dickinson, Ulla Clark and Shannon Ellis, combined their creative forces to launch Crafty By Nature, Pemberton’s annual Holiday Market, with a promise of providing a selection of locally made gifts and crafts. Quality You Can Count On. We’re stoked to confirm that it’s back! Eleven influential designers … Continue reading