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Deborah Pfeiffer

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Deborah Pfeiffer bio

After growing up in beautiful, rainy North Vancouver, I moved south to study broadcast journalism and English literature at the University of Oregon in Eugene, where it rains even more.

Needing sunshine, I moved to Southern California and worked for a time in Hollywood as a production assistant.

Eager to pursue a career in writing, I ended up working as a print journalist at several newspapers east of the big city of Los Angeles. There I covered beats including crime, city council, education and sports.

For 25 years I wrote countless stories, some happy, many sad. My love of journalism eventually led to a stint teaching my craft at different Southern California universities.

But exciting as Southern California is, I still liked BC best. So when the opportunity came to move back, my husband and I packed our belongings and reluctant cat in our car and drove north to Naramata.

I am now thrilled and happy to be on the Castanet staff, bringing stories of the Okanagan to readers.
Latest Articles from Deborah Pfeiffer

Borba testimony concludes

Sep 1, 2014 / 12:36 am

Photo: Contributed Tyrone Borba An Oliver man told a Penticton courtroom on Friday that he did not engage in any sexual activities with a young acquaintance during a period from June of 2011 to August, 2012. Tyrone Borba, who is charged

Fire ban rescinded

Sep 1, 2014 / 12:36 am

Photo: Contributed The City of Penticton has rescinded its temporary fire ban, due to a change in the fire danger rating within the Kamloops Fire Centre. The ban, issued on July 16, was lifted as of noon, Wednesday, Aug. 27, for all areas

Dad testifies in sexual assault trial

Sep 1, 2014 / 12:36 am

Photo: Contributed Tyrone Borba The father of an alleged sexual assault victim told a Penticton courtroom on Wednesday that his son became extremely closed off, during his friendship with an older man. The testimony was given during the

Day camp options

Sep 1, 2014 / 12:36 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer The Penticton Community Centre will have day camps for school children, ages 6 to 12 years, available starting Tuesday, Sept. 2, should customers require them next week and beyond. Registration is available now for

Delays in boating death case

Sep 1, 2014 / 12:36 am

There continue to be delays in the court case tied to a boating death in Osoyoos in August of 2011. Photo: Contributed - Facebook Marco Corbin Lawyers said this week in a Penticton courtroom that they were having problems setting dates

Bear sightings in Naramata

Sep 1, 2014 / 12:36 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Sign posted at the Naramata Store Hungry bears are again making their presence known in the Naramata village and surrounding areas. Recent sightings include a mature bear helping itself to the contents of a fridge

New operators for Challenge

Sep 1, 2014 / 12:36 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Announcement Tuesday regarding Challenge Penticton Two men with significant experience in the triathlon community are now the operators of Challenge Penticton Canada. The announcement that Kevin Cutjar and Michael

Sex assault trial continues

Sep 1, 2014 / 12:36 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Members of Urban Bulldogs Against Kids Abuse An alleged sexual assault victim described Tuesday in a Penticton courtroom that he experienced unexpected things during a relationship with an older man. The testimony

Sex assault trial begins

Sep 1, 2014 / 12:36 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer The trial for an Oliver man accused of sexually assaulting a child started in a Penticton courtroom on Monday. Tyrone Borba is facing charges including sexual interference of a person under 16, invitation to sexual

2nd Oliver bomber sentenced

Sep 1, 2014 / 12:36 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Eric Daoust leaves courthouse with family members One of the two brothers involved in a bombing incident in Oliver last summer was sentenced Monday in a Penticton courtroom. Eric Daoust, 24, is now facing two years



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