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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

New Whistler Chamber director Louise Walker brings distinct perspective to role

New Whistler Chamber director Louise Walker brings distinct perspective to role

In other Chamber news, the Whistler Spirit Pass and Experience Program set to launch
SLCC and WCSS team up to offer free Indigenous cultural awareness workshops in Whistler

SLCC and WCSS team up to offer free Indigenous cultural awareness workshops in Whistler

Running through February, monthly sessions led by Lil’wat and Squamish members are designed to serve as catalyst for Truth and Reconciliation
‘If this is the introduction, there has to be more’

‘If this is the introduction, there has to be more’

Lil'wat Nation Chief Dean Nelson urges Sea to Sky to keep embarking on the challenging work of Truth and Reconciliation
Car rollover north of Squamish sends three to hospital

Car rollover north of Squamish sends three to hospital

Single-vehicle incident near Conroy FSR Thursday afternoon left one person with serious injuries and two with minor injuries
Unauthorized dam on Whistler's 19 Mile Creek ‘heavily’ eroding shoreline, says muni

Unauthorized dam on Whistler's 19 Mile Creek ‘heavily’ eroding shoreline, says muni

Requiring provincial approval, RMOW says it wouldn't be able to remove DIY dam until next year
‘I know that we need housing’: Pemberton homeowner refusing to remove illegal suite on principle

‘I know that we need housing’: Pemberton homeowner refusing to remove illegal suite on principle

Village of Pemberton petitions Tiyata owner who built and rented secondary suite in contravention of zoning
Whistler bylaw seizes three dogs left in hot car

Whistler bylaw seizes three dogs left in hot car

Police briefs: Three injured in car rollover; Vancouver man buys from local shops with stolen credit cards
SLRD wants your input on how it can improve its communication with the public

SLRD wants your input on how it can improve its communication with the public

Survey will help inform the regional district’s upcoming update to its communication policy
Whistler Writers Festival launching oral storytelling workshop and contest

Whistler Writers Festival launching oral storytelling workshop and contest

Would-be storytellers can take workshop with Lil’wat’s Tanina Williams and submit to be one of eight presenters at festival event in October
The art of the wheels

The art of the wheels

Beloved Crankworx photo and film competitions, Deep Summer and Dirt Diaries, make their long-awaited return to Olympic Plaza
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