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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

Whistlerite returns from 10-week volunteering mission in Ukraine

Whistlerite returns from 10-week volunteering mission in Ukraine

‘It’s just a shame it’s going off the radar because the war and struggle there is not going anywhere,’ says Katerina Jezowiczova 
Whistler Search and Rescue remembers ‘beloved’ member Toby Salin

Whistler Search and Rescue remembers ‘beloved’ member Toby Salin

Volunteer was found dead Saturday afternoon near Lillooet Lake
UPDATE: With employer accepting proposed deal, the Sea to Sky transit strike is officially over

UPDATE: With employer accepting proposed deal, the Sea to Sky transit strike is officially over

Move puts an end to the longest public transit strike in B.C. history on its 137th day
Workers vote down deal that would have ended Sea to Sky transit strike

Workers vote down deal that would have ended Sea to Sky transit strike

Parties had reached tentative agreement in mediated session last week
Sea to Sky among several areas with special avalanche warning in effect

Sea to Sky among several areas with special avalanche warning in effect

Delays expected Friday on Highway 99 north of Pemberton with avalanche control work planned
UPDATE: province 'proactively' closing Duffey Lake Road ahead of incoming weather

UPDATE: province 'proactively' closing Duffey Lake Road ahead of incoming weather

The closures will go into effect Saturday afternoon, Nov. 27
Whistler woman handed $60K fine in landmark bear-feeding case

Whistler woman handed $60K fine in landmark bear-feeding case

Zuzana Stevikova had been feeding black bears throughout summer of 2018
Pair of Coquitlam hikers rescued after stranded overnight on mountain near Whistler

Pair of Coquitlam hikers rescued after stranded overnight on mountain near Whistler

Search and Rescue members extracted two hikers caught on a Mount Weart cliff, which renews a call for safety in B.C.'s backcountry.
Family of murder victim urging public to come forward with information

Family of murder victim urging public to come forward with information

Henry Stanley Garcia Molina ‘senselessly’ killed in altercation over taxi cab in Whistler Village: Family
Pemberton RCMP closed investigation into racist incident before talking to Indigenous woman who filed report

Pemberton RCMP closed investigation into racist incident before talking to Indigenous woman who filed report

Ts'kw'waylaxw woman says racial slurs interrupted her vigil for residential school victims
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