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

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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

Why Do I Live in Pemberton?

I think this video pretty much covers it. Congratulations to the Nimby50 crew on a successful event.

A thriving community tradition – WI Plant and Bake Sale, Saturday May 5

The Women’s Institute’s annual Plant and Bake Sale (with special guest appearances from the Pemberton Farmers Institute seed swap and seed potato sale) takes place Saturday, May 5, from 9am til noon, in the Pemberton Legion parking lot. For those in the know, it is the best place to pick up Pemberton tested plants and seeds, … Continue reading

Miss Representation screens at Pemby Library, April 26

You can’t be what you can’t see. Write your stories, girls. And cast them with smart, feisty asskicking heroines. Just like you. Pemberton Library hosts a free screening of the film ‘Miss Representation‘ on Thursday, April 26 at 7pm, with conversation afterwards facilitated by Mo Douglas. When Miss Representation came to Squamish in February, I … Continue reading

Mosquito Lake Trail Run, April 22

3 surefire signs that spring has come to Pemberton: dog poo, skunk cabbage and the Mosquito Lake trail run. Inspired by this message in my inbox: yay for may. the Mosquito Lake run is April 22. registration 930, run at 10 all proceeds to PSAR a bit more than 10km, lots of hills, all trail … 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

Film Club Screening Set for April 19

You think this winter has been cold? This month, the Friends of the Library will forego their penchant for subtitles, and screen Prairie Love on the brand new big screen at the Pemberton and District Public Library, for the Pemberton Film Club, April 19th at 7:00 pm. A US drama and love story, Prairie Love opens with … Continue reading

IceCap Organics puts harvest in a box

Far up the valley, safe from the snow, a kitchen table is loaded with seedlings and transplants. When I first spoke to Delaney Zayac  (then 32) and Alisha Dick (then 29) at the end of their debut year running Icecap Organics, they were part of a wave of new young organic farmers starting lives and … Continue reading

Paragliding Nationals drop in to Pemberton, August 5-12

On my 30th birthday, I decided to throw myself off a cliff. Luckily, Jim Orava was there to strap in to, and we paraglided over the valley together, to land gently on the playing fields at the old high school. I wrote about it for the Vancouver Sun, and 5 years later, received a note … Continue reading