Bring on the Barn Raisers, May 12-24

I’m kind of the opposite of Martha Stewart. So when Niki Vankerk began posting facebook requests for tasty treats to fuel the 50 volunteer timber framers who are landing in Pemberton on Monday, 12 May, to raise us a barn, I ignored her first two posts. I figured Pemberton is full of people more qualified … Continue reading

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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

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

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

Sea to Sky Trail touches down in Pemberton

Back in the ’90s, a couple of hammerhead trailbuilders, Russ Kirkwood and Mike Manheim, dreamed of linking the entire Sea to Sky corridor with an off-road mountain bike trail, and they even scratched in portions of it. They were ahead of their time. But 20 years later, the time for the Sea to Sky Trail … Continue reading

10 Reasons to Staycation in Pemberton this Summer

We put together 10 reasons to turn your summer vacation into a staycation this summer, for the Village of Pemberton’s June Community Update. What’s on your summer hit-list? 1. Ease the Pain at the Pumps. Gas has already hit $1.40/litre and some projections see it moving as high as $1.70/litre this summer. So why not … Continue reading

Stewardship Pemberton on loving where you live, Part 2: Pay attention. Fight for what you love.

Last post, Stewardship Pemberton revealed the first step to loving where you live: get to know it. This week, we hear more from Veronica Woodruff, Dawn Johnson and Jocelyn Sereda on why making an effort matters, and why you probably don’t want to give your salmon a name. Soon after the Nature Centre opened last … Continue reading

Stewardship Pemberton explains how to love where you live. (Part 1: get to know it.)

What does it mean to love where you live? Stewardship Pemberton, founded officially in 2007, is a community group dedicated to education and the protection and restoration of the natural environment. Having completed the One Mile Nature Centre, a project 7 years in the making, they’re embarking on a 5 year strategic planning exercise and … Continue reading

Earth Day is offering you a free lunch. April 22.

Every day is Earth Day. Especially in Pemberton, where we love dirt more than most, and just annihilated our neighbours in the Earth Hour challenge. But this Sunday, April 22, is an extra-good opportunity to take part in a global spring clean. It’s not just a chance to clean up around town, but to clean … Continue reading

Be beautiful, be useful: Meg Gallup’s functional stoneware

There is a famous William Morris quote that makes me think of Meg Gallup’s pottery: If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. Featured on the “Shelves of Desire” (just try to … Continue reading