Tonight is Earth Hour, but let’s face it, the earth needs a lot more than an hour from you

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Tonight is Earth Hour. I think this is a groovy initiative. How cool, to inspire millions of people around the world to power down the lights, sit in the dark, and meditate on… Continue reading

Seedy Saturday Pemberton is tomorrow at the Barn, 11am – 3pm

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Seedy Saturday is TOMORROW! if you haven’t packaged your seeds yet now is your chance! Downtown community barn from 11am-3pm. All packages should be of a general 2$ value and clearly labeled with… Continue reading

Why, even though I can’t always pronounce it, I’m happy to see local place names in Ucwalmicwts, especially the newly renamed Riverside Wetlands/Ském’em Community Park

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This land is full of stories. And because I am a person who loves stories, and values them as currency, and doesn’t file them under “make-believe”, that is a meaningful, mysterious and marvelous… Continue reading

Best Foot Forward – Mountain Mom Kevani Macdonald dishes the dirt on mamahood

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Guest post by Kevani Macdonald, reposted from her new blog http://mountainmoms.ca/ – because not everyone tells the truth about parenthood, and the ongoing onslaught of revelations and struggles. And because Kev captures so well… Continue reading

How did I not know this? Jill Brooksbank gets a lesson in Canada’s true history and it changes everything

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Guest post by Jill Brooksbank. Photo by Dave Steers. Brutality. Abuse. Genocide. Slavery. Think I’m referring to the Holocaust? Think again.  This is Canada’s history. The history that I’m now learning, in my… Continue reading

Growing Great Children’s spring Circus Playdate is Saturday, 10 – noon.

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Life with a zero to 6 year old (or several) is a circus, anyway. Why not embrace it? Growing Great Children host their annual free playdate at the Pemberton Community Centre.

Dusk at Pemberton Creek shot by Polek Rybczynski

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I read a David Suzuki quote once – “mountains are the water towers of the world” – and it has often returned to me, this realization that here, in the mountains, we are… Continue reading

If the weather didn’t deliver what you needed today, Shayla Wallace has something for you

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Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower. ~ Hans Christian Anderson   Offers Shayla Wallace, as she submits today’s photo: “This is for everyone who is… Continue reading

Patterns

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Yes…I like it…but what is it? I’ve heard these words several times with regard to scenes I’ve photographed or painted and I push myself to remember a favourite quote from Alfred North Whitehead… Continue reading

Boomerang Bags launch in Pemberton. Because ocean.

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On Friday, March 10, at 10:30am, a new black box appeared in the entry to the Pemberton Valley Supermarket. It had a boomerang stenciled on the front, and more than 400 reusable cloth… Continue reading

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