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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

City bucks up for UBCM

Sep 21, 2014 / 7:14 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer The Penticton mayor and council members, with the exception of Councillor John Vassilaki, will attend the Union of British Columbia Muncipalities, UBCM, in Whistler next week. Although the council received

Judge accepts officer's version

Sep 21, 2014 / 7:14 pm

Photo: Contributed A man facing charges that stem from an impaired driving incident in Oliver in 2012 was found guilty on four counts in a Penticton courtroom on Thursday. Anthony Chester Bryant was convicted of impaired driving,

SS Sicamous master plan

Sep 21, 2014 / 7:14 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Penticton council was provided with an update on the master plan for the SS Sicamous area at Tuesday's meeting. Highlights of the presentation given by consultant Ed Grifone were public consultation to date,

Dead motorcyclist identified

Sep 21, 2014 / 7:14 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after a motor vehicle incident in Penticton on Sept. 13, 2014. He was Kevin Michael Bradley Vezina, aged 41, of Penticton.   Vezina was

District 67 letter to parents

Sep 21, 2014 / 7:14 pm

Photo: Contributed School District 67 Okanagan Skaha released a letter to parents and guardians today, Thursday, regarding the tentative agreement reached between the British Columbia Teachers' Federation and the British Columbia Public

Suspicious fire near Oliver

Sep 21, 2014 / 7:14 pm

Photo: Contributed - Oliver Daily News The Willowbrook Fire Department and Oliver RCMP responded to a rural residence fire on Orofino Road, near Oliver, at 10:26 a.m. on Wednesday. The cause of the fire is under investigation and appears

Big group hug effort

Sep 21, 2014 / 7:14 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Scott Mudry with supporters at Jafa Industries Ltd. Scott Mudry wants to break the world record for one big group hug, and he's confident it can happen right here in Penticton. Mudry, 44, who travels with a

Freak'n Farmer is back

Sep 21, 2014 / 7:14 pm

Photo: Contributed People are again invited to test their skills at the third annual Freak'n Farmer set for this Saturday, Sept. 20, at Covert Farms in Oliver. This year will feature a 12K with 23 obstacles, a half plowed 5K

War canoe racing returns

Sep 21, 2014 / 7:14 pm

Photo: Contributed - Penticton Museum A war canoe on Okanagan Lake In the early 1900s, war canoe regattas were commonplace on Okanagan Lake, and this weekend local residents will get the chance to relive that piece of history. War canoe

Three fires spark concern

Sep 21, 2014 / 7:14 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer The Shingle Creek fire scene on Monday Marlowe Sam was at work at the En'owkin Centre on Monday afternoon, when he received the unwelcome news a fire was burning not far from his home. He couldn't leave
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