May we present the 2017 Cumberland Provincial Mountain Bike Champions?

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My sons and I had the opportunity to attend the BC Provincial Mountain Bike Championships last weekend in Cumberland, BC. Upon our departure from home Thursday evening, all we knew was that my… Continue reading

Camp with care. Gary Martin digs into the archives to remind adventurers how much is at stake.

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Gary has shared eye-candy and landscape porn with us from the beginning of the Wellness Almanac, but this weekend, with news about various fires starting around the province, he dug into the archives,… Continue reading

A Barn Dance, June 17, with a mission, invites you to dance your ass off and defy cancer, war and all the other things that break our hearts every day but will not stop us from loving as hard as we can

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When Riva Fisher did her instagram takeover for us, she dropped a hint that something fun might be coming for the Downtown Community Barn. Pemberton has seen some fairly substantial changes since my… Continue reading

Saturday Night on the 1100 Road

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We had spent the day repairing bluebird nest boxes and were about sixty kilometres off highway 97 in ranch country west of Clinton. The freshly graded road allowed us to zip along at… Continue reading

Cougar Annie Tales live at the Library next Friday, June 9 at 7pm

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Night out at the theatre? Next Friday, the Pemberton Library will transform into our theatre in the round for a one woman musical tribute to legendary pioneer of Vancouver Island, Cougar Annie. Katrina… Continue reading

Hooves on Trails family day is your chance to cowboy up, June 11, 10am – 4pm

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Bird walk for birdy types, all are welcome, June 4, 8:30am

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As part of the Pemberton Breeding Bird Survey, some serious ornithologists will be in Pemberton on Saturday June 3, hosting short walks through some birdy spots in the Valley. All are welcome. Car-pool… Continue reading

Symbolism, meditation running and the X that marks the spot

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Jet streams crossed in the sky and beneath the “x” sat a white crowned sparrow, nonchalantly eyeing me. It didn’t chirp or peep or sing; it didn’t even move; I wondered if it… Continue reading

Georgina Dan shines her lens and reveals a rainbow

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“To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.” Georgina Dan has been sharing her photos with us since her instagram takeover in September 2016.  She’s recently started a Facebook page, The… Continue reading

Farm stories, and oh, that electoral system of ours

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For this edition, I am getting back to the basics of what this column was founded upon: farm stories. Quiet, unassuming farm stories. Simple, clear, lightly sardonic and gently ironic, with a secret… Continue reading

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