Zombies Attack Without Warning: Emergency Preparedness Week Will Help You Out

Zombie attack. Solar flares. Chicken flu pandemics. Asteroid debris and nuclear winters. Nicola Jones runs us through a few dark disaster scenarios in a special “Emergency Preparedness” feature in the Pique. But if preparing for a one-in-ten-million event is hard to prioritise in your current life, then consider the much higher likelihood of seeing another … 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

Get Smart About the Interwebs: Custom Fit Online Shares Their Best Advice

Custom Fit Online is perhaps Pemberton’s biggest, and yet least known entrepreneurial success story. Almost 20 years old, the local web design and strategy shop was recently named amongst Canada’s top 10 integrated search companies, web design companies and Internet marketing businesses. Locally, they’ve worked with Tourism Pemberton, Village of Pemberton, Pemberton Valley Lodge, the Log … Continue reading

Where Good Things Grow: the Pemberton Creek Community Garden

The Pemberton Creek Community Garden is a volunteer led, organic community garden located on public land in Pemberton near the Pemberton Creek bridge accessing One Mile Lake Park. The garden began in 2006 as a Village of Pemberton initiative with a mere 14 plots, but thanks to keen volunteers like Lisa Griffith and Shane Pedrini, … 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

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

Meet the team you hope you’ll never need: Q+A with PEMSAR

Pemberton Search and Rescue (PEMSAR) might be one of the province’s better-documented search and rescue crews, thanks to Dave Steers’ ever-present camera. That said, it’s made up of some of the most unassuming folk in town, so odds are, you don’t know the half of what they do. We figured we were well overdue to … Continue reading

Embrace a warm welcome and subzero temps at Winterfest this weekend, Jan 18-20

Last year, Choose Pemberton got the skinny on the history of Winterfest. This year, as the event celebrates its 8th incarnation, we’ve got the Schedule of Events, (thanks to Tourism Pemberton), to launch you into the frozen fun. Winterfest in Pemberton pays homage and respect to the mighty winter. Dance Night, FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 8pm: … Continue reading