Whistler Question newspaper will close later this month

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      A 42-year-old Whistler newspaper will put out its last issue on January 23.

      The Whistler Question is owned by Glacier Media, which also owns the Pique Newsmagazine.

      "While we’re saying goodbye to some of our talented columnists and contributors, we’re pleased to say that no newsroom jobs will be lost and Pique’s newsroom will grow," an article on the Whistler Question website states. "The Question’s editor, Alyssa Noel, will take on the role of assistant editor and arts and entertainment editor for Pique and reporter Megan Lalonde will join the newsroom with a focus on social media reporting."

      Last month, Glacier Media stopped publishing the Westender newspaper in Vancouver but didn't lay off existing staff, choosing to transfer them to other areas within the company.

      Back in 2016 the Whistler Question announced that it was digitizing its archival collection with the help of UBC's Irving K. Barber Library. The project coincided with the newspaper's 40th anniversary.

      "Since then, the staff at the Whistler Museum has been busy cataloguing and scanning nearly 35,000 photographs from 1978 to 1985," the paper reported last year.

      The images were presented in a museum exhibit that ran last year from September 15 to November 30.

      The collection is also available online on the museum's website.