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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

Five years after landing in Whistler, ‘Man at the Airport’ Hassan Al Kontar is a Canadian citizen

Five years after landing in Whistler, ‘Man at the Airport’ Hassan Al Kontar is a Canadian citizen

With passport in hand, the Syrian refugee plans to visit his family for the first time in 15 years
How will Whistler’s foreign homebuyer ban exemption impact the resort?

How will Whistler’s foreign homebuyer ban exemption impact the resort?

Realtors say the distinct nature of Whistler's housing landscape should make other Canadian markets more attractive.
B.C.’s new tourism minister wants to be ‘wind at the  back’ of the sector

B.C.’s new tourism minister wants to be ‘wind at the back’ of the sector

Lana Popham takes over tourism file after serving as agriculture minister for five years
B.C.’s new tourism minister wants to be ‘wind at the  back’ of the sector

B.C.’s new tourism minister wants to be ‘wind at the back’ of the sector

Lana Popham takes over tourism file after serving as agriculture minister for five years
New Whistler pop-up restaurant channels the vibrant flavours of Goa

New Whistler pop-up restaurant channels the vibrant flavours of Goa

Four Seasons’ Executive Chef Sajish Kumar Das took inspiration from the dynamic and diverse cuisine of his homeland
Even with prices rising and an ongoing labour shortage, Whistler’s customer service ratings haven’t faltered

Even with prices rising and an ongoing labour shortage, Whistler’s customer service ratings haven’t faltered

Front-line staff have made up for long wait times with ‘service personalization,’ says Tourism Whistler
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
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
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