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Bridge River Lillooet News

  • CA-BC-BLN-001
  • Corporate body

Bridge River Lillooet News is a newspaper serving the Lillooet area.

Burnett, Frank

  • CA-BC-BF006
  • Person
  • d. 1930

Frank Burnett was a Scottish-born photographer and anthropologist who immigrated to Eastern Canada as a young man and eventually settled in Vancouver. Beginning in 1901, he made ten ocean voyages to Africa, Australasia, South America and the Pacific Islands. Burnett documented his travels with photography and acquired many cultural artifacts, 1200 of which went on to serve as the UBC Museum of Anthropology's founding collection. He also wrote extensively about his journeys. Burnett died in 1930 during the middle of a speech he was giving at a Canadian Author's Association banquet.

Fenner, Clifford

  • CA-BC-FC002
  • Person
  • October 2, 1909 - June 21, 2002

Clifford 'Cliff' Austin Fenner was an outdoors explorer, mountaineer, photographer and writer who was instrumental in the development of Garibaldi Park and the selection of the Whistler area as a potential Olympics site. Born in Ringmer, Sussex, England, he worked in the lumber industry in his home country and served the Ministry of Production and Supply during the Second World War. In 1947 Fenner moved to Vancouver, where he worked in various logging camps before joining the parks division of the B.C. Forest Service and assisting in running Mount Seymour. Around this time he also joined a local alpine group and explored several mountains around the province.

Fenner's outdoor expertise and love of the wilderness led to his appointment as Park Supervisor for Garibaldi Provincial Park in early 1953. He played a key role in opening the park up to the public, preforming field inspections and climatic checks and building roads and trails. In 1960 Fenner carried out a helicopter survey in search of an appropriate Winter Olympics site. His ultimate selection was the west end of Cheakamus Lake, with ski runs on the southwestern slopes of Whistler Mountain. This would lead to the creation of Whistler as a ski town during the 1960s. Throughout his career, Fenner documented the B.C. wilderness through thousands of photographs.

After his retirement from the parks division, Fenner continued to pursue outdoor exploration, photography, and travel writing. He died in North Vancouver at the age of 92.

Grittani-Livingston, Megan

  • CA-BC-GLM001
  • Person
  • fl. 2004-present

Megan Grittani-Livingston is a writer and photographer for newspapers including the Whistler Question and the Queen's University Journal.

Hymans, Liz

  • US-CA-HL001
  • Person
  • fl. 1973-present

Liz Hymans is the owner of Liz Hymans Panoramic Photography. Her work includes a panoramic photograph of the peak of Whistler Mountain which appeared in a Whistler-Blackcomb Higher Ground pamphlet circa 1997.

Makarewicz, Bonny

  • CA-BC-MB001
  • Person
  • 1962 - March 27, 2014

Bonny Makarewicz was an award-winning Whistler photojournalist who documented the community's growth, culture, and inhabitants for over two decades. Having become interested in photography in high school, she went on to study photojournalism at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Her images appeared regularly in PIQUE Newsmagazine, the Whistler Question, Whistler Magazine, the Vancouver Sun, the Province, and newspapers across North America and Europe. She was the only female member of the European Pressphoto Agency's crew at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. In her spare time she enjoyed skiing and biking. Makarewicz passed away from cancer in 2014.

Nelson-Moody, Aaron

  • CA-BC-NMA001
  • Person
  • b. April 14, 1967

Aaron Nelson-Moody, also known as Tawx'sin Yexwulla (splashing eagle), is a Squamish carver and jeweller working in the Coast Salish tradition. Since beginning his career as an artist in 1998, he has worked with community groups and schools across Canada and in Japan and Scotland. Nelson-Moody's works include the doors to the B.C.-Canada pavilion at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, several large pieces for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, four house boards for the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, a housepost at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and a repousse piece for the "Here and Now" exhibit at the Burke Museum in Seattle. He graduated from the Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts program at Vancouver's Native Education College in 2008.

In addition to his art career, Nelson-Moody has worked for Kahtou Native Newspaper and Adbusters Magazine as a writer and photographer. He is an active storyteller and dancer, and has volunteered for 10 years with the Uts'am Witness Project designed to reconnect city-dwellers with nature. Nelson-Moody has participated in two Tribal Journeys canoe trips using the Squamish Nation's 50-foot canoe, and one trip using Xwlacktun's family canoe, the Pekultun.