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

Meet 2012’s Citizen of the Year: Karen Tomlinson

Marnie Simon (2011), Russell Mack (2010), Ed Thompson (2009),  Arlene McClean (2008), the Pemberton Childcare Society (2007), Lisa Ames (2006) – the most recent recipients of Pemberton’s Citizen of the Year awards are proof that Pemberton is a dynamic little town, made more so by the dedication of some serious movers and shakers. In January, … 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

Pemberton BMX fundraiser set for November 30

Since checking in this September with Pemberton BMX’s Jessica Hare, the group have been even busier than they were this summer. They’ve presented a bold vision to the Village of Pemberton for the track, hosted an AGM, elected a board of directors, secured a grant from the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation, attended the BMX Track Operators … 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

Social Media Sessions at the Library: Q+A with Lisa Richardson

It’s always dangerous when Shannon Ellis and I get together – we’re 2 idea-dervishes with solid over-commitment issues and are easily spun into each other’s brainstorming vortices, only to find ourselves in a Kansas of busy-ness. So it’s probably a good thing that we only manage to sit down for lunch twice a year. Last … Continue reading

Travel the world without leaving town at Pemberton Multicultural Week, Nov 17-23

I first caught wind that Pemberton had a Multicultural Network when the Rotary Peace Event incorporated peace-crane making into its celebration. (And here I was thinking I was the most exotic thing in Pemberton. Aussie Aussie Aussie, oi.) Then I had the chance to connect with Carole Stretch, Mika Matsudate and Angelie Ann Chua, to … Continue reading

Bringing the mountain to the yogis – Tadasana Yoga Studio

Pemberton’s newest studio, Tadasana Yoga + Wellness, is about to celebrate it’s second month in operation. In that short amount of time, they’ve already made an impact on the local wellness scene, celebrating their Grand Opening, hosting workshops and guest teachers, and offering a full schedule of classes and styles of yoga. Later this month, … Continue reading

The body whisperer who is also a baby whisperer – Q+A with Julie Sickel, RMT and Doula

When local RMT, Julie Sickel, was working at Pemberton Valley Wellness, I used to say she had x-rays in her fingertips. She could have conversations with my body in a language I was not fluent in, angling right into hotspots and knots as if she could see through my skin. Then, she went a-wandering, and … Continue reading