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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

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
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
All this remote learning is turning more university students into night owls

All this remote learning is turning more university students into night owls

SFU study finds students going to bed later, sleeping less efficiently in pandemic
Navigating the ever-changing future of ski tourism

Navigating the ever-changing future of ski tourism

A Q&A with tourism consultant and former Destination Canada CEO Greg Klassen
Whistler has been home to COVID breath test trial that could help open up society

Whistler has been home to COVID breath test trial that could help open up society

More than 500 people in Whistler and North Van have volunteered to be part of COVID-19 detection study
After two weeks on the lam, lost dog reunited with owners

After two weeks on the lam, lost dog reunited with owners

‘Fugitive’ border collie Kali captures Whistlerites’ imagination
Tourism Industry Association of BC launches survey on COVID-19 impacts

Tourism Industry Association of BC launches survey on COVID-19 impacts

Findings will be used to assist in tourism business recovery