Fire trucks and free donuts. On the last day of EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WEEK 2022, the downtown Pemberton Community Barn will be host to a fun, informative day of demonstrations and workshops from Pemberton Fire Rescue, BC Wildfire Service, Pemberton FireSmart, Pemberton Search and Rescue, BC Ambulance and the Village of Pemberton. We’ve had a few … Continue reading Wildfire and Emergency Preparedness Day, Saturday May 7, 10-3, Downtown Community Barn, Pemberton
Climate Emergency – An Action Guide for Citizens will be an opportunity for climate-concerned citizens to hear Dr. Mark Jaccard speak on how they can overcome myths that hinder them from acting in time to prevent extreme climate impacts. Tickets for the live inperson event at the Rainbow Theatre are available at https://whistlerinstitute.com/course/gp-mark-jaccard/?mc_cid=b347353786&mc_eid=017aa86622 or you can … Continue reading Come together, to solve the Climate Emergency – presentation by Dr Mark Jaccard from the Whistler Institute, Thursday December 9, 6- 7:30
Meesh Moran shared this on Facebook, and gave us permission to repost. I loved it for the constructive way she spun her frustration into a positive action plan, and shared something helpful to everyone. My takeaway: my vehicle definitely needs emergency chips. Ironically, when I asked her permission to share, paving work in Squamish had … Continue reading Is your vehicle packed for an emergency, or for life going suddenly sideways, or for endless roadwork highway delays?
Lil’wat Nation has been awarded funding to construct an emergency women and children’s shelter here in Mt Currie. There was funding for the construction of 12 such facilities all across Canada, and Lil’wat was chosen for the BC location/ Construction and operating costs are fully funded. Photo by Johannes Plenio on Unsplash The press release announced this last … Continue reading Lil’wat receives funding for emergency women’s and children’s shelter
We are so fortunate to live in a dramatic landscape that is Sea to Sky, one of the most beautiful places on earth, part of the Líl̓wat Nation and Squamish Nation Traditional Territory. There is seemingly boundless nature, and this splendor has created a transcendental awe in me that consistently keeps me reverential to its … Continue reading What the heck is CASCADING NATURAL HAZARD RISK? a guest post by Veronica Woodruff (and an invitation to help inform local emergency preparedness)
One of my favourite mental health professionals is the owner of local yoga studio, Village Yoga, Raelene Hodgson. She recently shared this important reminder that crisis calls are increasing, every day, and that teams of counsellors are doing life-saving work, every day. Call volume has increased by an average of 25 per cent over the past … Continue reading Shout Out to mental health professionals, the often invisible emergency health care worker
As of May 19, charities and non-profits who deliver essential services to those in need can access a new federal $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund. Eligible projects should: Address a pressing social inclusion or well-being need caused by COVID-19, by supplying the necessities of life, supporting activities of daily living, such as through education … Continue reading New Federal Emergency Community Support Fund
Grab a hot dog for lunch (by donation) and get informed on how to be better prepared to respond to an emergency. We live in a dynamic environment. Do you part to be educated about what that means.
Know What To Do When it Matters Most Sign up for emergency alerts and get critical information via phone, text and email. The Village of Pemberton has launched an emergency notification service for Village residents. It uses the same platform as the one launched by the SLRD previously – the ePACT emergency network. You create … Continue reading Pemberton residents now have an emergency notification system. Sign up for PembertonALERT and be in the know the minute something is going down.
Move “make emergency kit” off the to-do list and over to the DONE list next week, Wednesday May 23, from 5pm – 8pm, thanks to a family-oriented Emergency Preparedness evening co-hosted by the students from Blackwater Elementary and the N’Quatqua Children’s Centre. The Blackwater school kids have been working hard to learn about emergency preparedness, and … Continue reading Blackwater and N’Quatqua kids want to help you be more emergency prepared!