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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

Orchardists busy after rainfall

Jul 25, 2014 / 10:06 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer A helicopter arrives to blow water off cherry trees The owners of 30 acres of cherry trees in the Naramata area were hard at work Thursday, making sure the fruit didn't split.  Late in the afternoon a

Home hit by lightning

Jul 25, 2014 / 10:06 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Debra Lawton looks at rooftop where lightning hit A Penticton couple spent most of Thursday dealing with the aftermath of a lightning strike to their home. The strike hit the house on Victoria Drive during

Alerts rescinded in RDOS

Jul 25, 2014 / 10:06 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer One of the homes threatened by Apex fire The RDOS has announced the evacuation alerts for both the Apex Mountain and Jura fires have been rescinded, thanks to the tireless efforts of firefighting crews on the ground

Council nixes Boonstock support

Jul 25, 2014 / 10:06 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Boonstock organizers speak at recent chamber forum The Boonstock Music and Arts Festival was again under discussion at Monday's Penticton council meeting. This time around they were considering a letter asking

Liquor coming to market

Jul 25, 2014 / 10:06 pm

Photo: Contributed Visitors to the Downtown Community Market in Penticton can expect to see wine vendors at the location this Saturday. Following Monday's public hearing, council adopted zoning changes that will include liquor tastings

Graffiti partnership considered

Jul 25, 2014 / 10:06 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Tagging is an ongoing problem in Penticton Penticton council has directed staff to support a partnership with the Downtown Penticton Association to investigate professional graffiti removal options. The move came

Washington State fire update

Jul 25, 2014 / 10:06 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Fire information at Tonasket Ranger Station Any noticeable smoke in the South Okanagan this week was likely from the Carlton Complex Fires and Bugg Road Fire, which are still burning out of control in Washington

Buyer sought for Mount Baldy

Jul 25, 2014 / 10:06 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer G-Force Real Estate Inc. out of Vancouver has been appointed marketing agent for a secured creditor who has received conduct of sale from the Supreme Court of BC under a foreclosure action to sell most of the assets

WWII bomber at airport

Jul 25, 2014 / 10:06 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer - Castanet A plane that flew combat missions during World War II has landed at Penticton Regional Airport. During this entire week, the public is invited to view the B-25 Maid in the Shade, or even hop aboard for

The "WWI Hedley Boys"

Jul 25, 2014 / 10:06 pm

Photo: Contributed Imagine if every person in your town donated an average of $195 to the Canadian Armed Forces and 5 per cent of your town’s population enlisted into the Canadian Army in one day. This is what happened in Hedley in
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