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Brandon Barrett

Brandon Barrett

Brandon is an award-winning journalist for Pique Newsmagazine. Originally hired by the now-defunct Whistler Question, he has lived in the resort since 2012, and now serves as Pique’s crime and food reporter, as well as features editor. He was the 2018 recipient of the John Collison Memorial Award for Investigative Journalism, and won gold at the 2021 B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Awards for best feature article over 10,000 circulation. He holds a criminology degree from Carleton University and a journalism diploma from Algonquin College.

Prior to his time in Whistler, he worked as a reporter in Medellin for English-language news site, Colombia Reports.

In his free time, Brandon is a performer, theatre producer, improv instructor and playwright. The co-founder of sketch show Comedy Quickies, he has written or co-written three feature-length plays: 2016’s Between Two Tall Mountains and 2018’s All Relative, part of the Flag Stop Theatre & Arts Festival, as well as 2019’s family comedy, A Whistler Vacation, which premiered at the Maury Young Arts Centre.

Email
bbarrett@piquenewsmagazine.com

Recent Work by Brandon

Land-use contract terminations have been ‘incredibly onerous’ on RMOW staff

Land-use contract terminations have been ‘incredibly onerous’ on RMOW staff

‘Unique’ process came with hefty workload and learning curve for Whistler planners 
New-look Whistler Children’s Festival makes its return

New-look Whistler Children’s Festival makes its return

Expanded event features live music, arts and crafts, circus acts, workshops and more 
Whistler library wins BC Building Better Communities Award

Whistler library wins BC Building Better Communities Award

B.C. Library Association Award recognizes individual or organization that has increased the relevancy and impact of library service through partnership and collaboration
Sea to Sky transit strike talks will resume May 27

Sea to Sky transit strike talks will resume May 27

Union still looking for roadmap to wage parity with Vancouver transit operators
Audit determines fire hazard wasn't handled properly at Cheakamus Community Forest

Audit determines fire hazard wasn't handled properly at Cheakamus Community Forest

Piles of logging debris not disposed of, creating 'significant wildfire risk,' says B.C.'s Forest Practices Board
Couple’s Sea to Sky crime spree ends in ‘high-risk takedown’

Couple’s Sea to Sky crime spree ends in ‘high-risk takedown’

Man and woman linked to three stolen vehicles and rash of thefts in Whistler and Pemberton
Fort Berens launches fundraiser for neighbouring Lytton

Fort Berens launches fundraiser for neighbouring Lytton

Lillooet winery targeting $125K goal for community devastated by fire last summer
Vinyl café: Retro-themed Rockit Coffee coming to Creekside

Vinyl café: Retro-themed Rockit Coffee coming to Creekside

Pepe Barajas and Kaori Zage partner on music-focused coffee shop in former Starbucks 
Dulu Quintet reaches 200 years into the past for Whistler concert

Dulu Quintet reaches 200 years into the past for Whistler concert

Made up of players from the Vancouver Symphony, group will play iconic pieces by Mozart and Beethoven 
Whistler doctor sounds alarm on growing physician shortage

Whistler doctor sounds alarm on growing physician shortage

With only one full-service clinic remaining, Dr. Karin Kausky calls for more provincial support