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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 
Arrest made in connection to last summer's stabbing death in Whistler Village

Arrest made in connection to last summer's stabbing death in Whistler Village

Henry Garcia Molina was stabbed to death in Whistler Village last August
Man who ran ‘illicit’ Whistler cannabis delivery service sentenced in court

Man who ran ‘illicit’ Whistler cannabis delivery service sentenced in court

CBD Delivery operator pled guilty; was ‘motivated solely by greed and the lure of easy money,’ judge says
The legendary North Shore Betty gets the film treatment

The legendary North Shore Betty gets the film treatment

Short doc on trailblazing mountain biker screens June 24 as part of WFF’s Adventure Film Series 
Sea to Sky transit employer Pacific Western Transportation sold to American company

Sea to Sky transit employer Pacific Western Transportation sold to American company

Acquisition announced only a day after PWT and local union agreed to end the four-month-long Sea to Sky transit strike
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
Transit service in the Sea to Sky will resume June 22

Transit service in the Sea to Sky will resume June 22

Whistler and Squamish municipalities are offering free transit until at least July 3
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
Possible end in sight to Sea to Sky transit strike with union vote today

Possible end in sight to Sea to Sky transit strike with union vote today

Unifor Local 114 is voting today on a settlement package recommended by special mediator Vince Ready
From the Sea to Sky to Kharkiv, a ray of hope

From the Sea to Sky to Kharkiv, a ray of hope

Ukrainian-born Squamish woman offers lifeline to her hometown