Today, I want to express my gratitude for the rain. I appreciate it's steady tempo, that it's watering my bulbs that have been hiding under the snow all winter and are just waiting to surprise us. I'm grateful it might keep people inside, at home, in their own communities, and off the trails and park … Continue reading Gratitude today to all the food security warriors amongst us — Join our Love Flash Mob to fund the Food Bank (all donations will be matched by the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation!)
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.
The Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Líl̓wat Stl’atl ́imc Business Start-up Program (SLSBSP) is a new program launched in early 2018 by the Whistler Centre for Sustainability (WCS) in partnership with the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Líl̓wat Cultural Centre (SLCC). This program supports new business start-ups for locals from regional Indigenous communities including the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation, Líl̓wat, Lower and Upper Stl’atl ́imc Nations. … Continue reading Entrepreneurs rising: Business Start-Up program students seed new ventures
What do you do if you, or a youth you know, or love, is at risk of self-harm? Like, WHO DO YOU CALL? The Pemberton Local Action team of the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative (CYMHSU) has created several Suicide Intervention Toolkits, for youth, professionals, and parents and care-givers. Click on … Continue reading Suicide Intervention Toolkits now available, thanks to Pemberton’s Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative
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!
Two days a week, I go into work at the SLRD office, just above the Fire Hall in Pemberton. Sometimes, the trucks are out, glistening-clean in the sun. They're never put away dirty. Sometimes, firefighters are gathered around, preparing to greet kids for a party. Sometimes I hear the sirens as they head out to … Continue reading Supporting your first responder, workshop for partners of firefighters, police, paramedics and SAR volunteers, Thursday, June 2, 7pm
On Sunday, in the middle afternoon, during a heavy rainfall massive amounts of water, mud and debris swept down the mountain in Birken, BC. Power went out throughout the area. Erin and Rob Elliot lost their house and farm. As updated by her brother, Brent, "The ground floor was completely filled with mud and the … Continue reading Rob and Erin lost everything in Sunday’s mudslide. Help them get back on their feet. Donate at https://www.gofundme.com/xd4nchvw