I have survived plenty of internal Armageddons, but the ones that really shake me to my core are environmental events that are climate-driven - otherwise acknowledged as "Events Beyond Our Control" (EBOC). I recently had yet another unexpected call to check my preparedness, with only a few seconds of warning. While preparing dinner, I heard … Continue reading Armageddon – Can You Prepare Enough?
A community information Session will be held by Líl̓wat Nation featuring vulcanologist Dr. Glyn Williams-Jones from the Centre for Natural Hazards Research. Where: Úll̓us – Banquet Hall When: November 1, 2018 Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm In Ucwalmicwts, Mount Meager is called Qw’elqw’elústen. Another feature known to the Lil'wat is Nqémpa stswaw’cw, which means hot creek running through the … Continue reading Líl̓wat Community Information session on Mount Meager/Qw’elqw’elústen, Wednesday November 1, 5 – 6:30pm
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.
On Tuesday, January 23, a powerful earthquake struck the coast of Alaska, triggering a tsunami warning down the coastline. Recent Pemberton resident, and our former guest emergency preparedness columnist, Rachael Low, was there. And because changing postal codes doesn't ever take the Pemberton out of you, Rachael offered to share some of her front-line, staring-down-a-tsunami … Continue reading In the Face of Disaster
On Thursday, the Village of Pemberton advised: The Mount Currie Landslide Risk Assessment (“Assessment”) is now complete. The Assessment, conducted by BGC Engineering Inc. (“BGC”), was conducted to determine landslide and associated flood risk from the north face of Mount Currie, including risk to life, buildings, critical facilities, business activities, power and communication lines. The … Continue reading Mount Currie Landslide Risk Assessement: Community Info Meetings. Jan 25 and 25
One of the more alarming things about sending The Productivity Impediment off to Kindergarten is that they want you to provide an emergency pack that stays at the school and includes: a change of clothes, a favorite stuffed animal, a picture of the family, a granola bar and a letter from parent(s) to child. Although … Continue reading Dear Will: Anna Helmer considers what she’d wish she could say to her son should it no longer be possible to tell him anything
OK, so maybe that was a mean trick to get your attention, but now that I have it… Remember that old saying? When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Well, even the most talented chefs among us will need a little more than lemons to make a refreshing beverage from scratch. If those metaphorical lemons … Continue reading Day 1 of the Emergency Preparedness Week takeover: Let’s Make Lemonade!