I approached our MLA, Jordan Sturdy, on Canada Day, to invite him to be one of the guestagrammers for our account, thinking it was a long-shot. I mean, at a certain point, one has to be so careful about one's persona that certain things are just easier to refuse. Or maybe his handlers wouldn't allow it. But … Continue reading Even MLAs have rough days and need a wellness check-in: Jordan Sturdy looks back on his week as our instagrammer-in-chief
I don't want these to be her last words because my biggest personal lament about Riva's passing on September 18 2017 at the age of 25 is not getting to read her over the years, not having the chance to follow the evolution of her thinking. But even as the silence of her passing encloses … Continue reading Rethinking Reconciliation: Riva Fisher on Unsettling Pemberton
Cornus nuttali-aka Pacific dogwood became the floral emblem for BC in 1956 but apparently the flowering tree was associated with this province long before that, as dogwood lapel pins were sold to raise money for supplies like wool blankets for soldiers during world war two. (S is for Spirit Bear: A British Columbia Alphabet By … Continue reading Dogwood
After they cooked up my taco dinner last Friday from their newly acquired food truck, at the Pemberton Farmers Market, I asked Snowline Catering's Angela Bradbury and Matt Prescott if they would be our guestagram team this week. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZfmE7ggUgT/?taken-by=thewellnessalmanac Mostly, because, they are two of the chefs who have agreed to cook soups with amazing … Continue reading There’s a Chef Battle underway over the soup pots of Pemberton. Tomorrow, you be the judge over who prevails at the $10 Stone Soup Celebration at the Farmers Market
It is the astronomical beginning of the fall. My four year old greeted it with enthusiasm. "It's fall! Now we can jump in piles of leaves." He advised that he is happy because it means winter is coming and that's good because he was starting to get sick of summer. He's happy when winter comes … Continue reading So the season shifts. Happy Fall Equinox.
Sunday, September 24. Join us for a guided tour in the Upper Lillooet River valley. We will visit Mount Meager landslide, the largest ever recorded in Canada! We may even see the volcanic fumaroles smoking and talk about this incredible history. We will check out one of the largest fires ever recorded in the Coast … Continue reading BC Rivers Day 2017 roadtrip heads upstream, Sunday September 24. Join the tour.
This year at Slow Food Cycle, 13 farms and venues will participate creating a 22-kilometre roundtrip, with food experiences on offer including handmade sausages, mini donuts, bannock, shaved ice and popsicles, to fresh French fries, perogies, kombucha, twice baked potatoes, tacos, fish and chips, empanadas, and a variety of baked goods. The Lions Club will kick … Continue reading Tour the farms: here’s the Slow Food Cycle Sunday 2017 map of vendors
The federal government proposed to make cuts to Fisheries and Oceans Canada programs, impacting the amazing work our local stewards have done over decades here, restoring habitat, and exposing our littles to the amazing natural world around them. Perhaps in Ottawa, poring over spreadsheets, they didn't realize the impacts of these decisions. Stewardship Pemberton and … Continue reading The power of speaking up: breaking news from Stewardship Pemberton – funding for Salmonid Enhancement has been restored!
As I gazed at the images from my last run, deleting blurry ones and repeats, I came close to obliterating the fly that was marring one of the waterlily pictures I had taken. Then I realized the fly was likely pollinating the plant. It looked like a regular black fly-the kind that bites-and maybe it … Continue reading Airbrushing Nature – when chasing our own version of perfection might mean death, or a very unhealthy unsustainable planet, at the least