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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

Whistler's former Fire Chief John McKearney named Canadian Fire Chief of the Year

Whistler's former Fire Chief John McKearney named Canadian Fire Chief of the Year

McKearney began serving in Whistler in 2018 before announcing his retirement this summer
Cops for Cancer’s Tour de Coast rolls through Whistler this weekend

Cops for Cancer’s Tour de Coast rolls through Whistler this weekend

Riders make stop at Olympic Plaza Sept. 24 before Longhorn hosts ‘A Hoe Down for a Good Cause’
Unauthorized dam on River of Golden Dreams ‘heavily’ eroding shoreline, says muni

Unauthorized dam on River of Golden Dreams ‘heavily’ eroding shoreline, says muni

Requiring provincial approval, RMOW says it wouldn't be able to remove DIY dam until next year
First Whistler all-candidates meeting sets the tone—but where are the young voters?

First Whistler all-candidates meeting sets the tone—but where are the young voters?

Sparse attendance at WORCA-hosted event, first of four candidate meetings before Oct. 15 election
Gordon Jeffrey wants to represent Whistler's working class

Gordon Jeffrey wants to represent Whistler's working class

If elected to Whistler council this fall, the two-time federal candidate plans to address affordability with discounted transit, parking passes
How different B.C. communities are tackling short-term rentals

How different B.C. communities are tackling short-term rentals

Increasingly, officials are making the decision to put locals’ housing first—can Whistler follow suit?
WORCA set to host first Whistler all-candidates meeting ahead of election day

WORCA set to host first Whistler all-candidates meeting ahead of election day

Everything you need to know about each of the four candidate events before heading to the polls Oct. 15
Police continue search for suspects connected to vehicle theft from Whistler worksite

Police continue search for suspects connected to vehicle theft from Whistler worksite

RCMP briefs: Visitors caught dining-and-dashing; tablet stolen from village bar
Firefighters battling small wildfire north of Whistler

Firefighters battling small wildfire north of Whistler

There are currently five firefighters and three helicopters battling the 0.5-hectare blaze near the Soo River FSR
Unpeeling the myth and the legend of Whistler’s beloved baked potato

Unpeeling the myth and the legend of Whistler’s beloved baked potato

For years, the Marketplace IGA served an impossibly cheap, fully loaded baked potato; Now locals are calling for its glorious return