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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 
Fired Whistler Blackcomb employees suing company in vaccine policy dispute

Fired Whistler Blackcomb employees suing company in vaccine policy dispute

In light of high vax rates and less-severe Omicron variant, mandates may do more harm than good, VCH says