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Deborah Pfeiffer

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Phone: 250-860-5050 ext: 115
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

No answers after 13 years

Apr 25, 2015 / 2:45 pm

Photo: Contributed This is the second in a series on unsolved murders in the South Okanagan Early in the morning on July 16, 2002, the body of Mitchell Carl Jorgenson was located at the rear of the Salvation Army Thrift Store in the

Archer takes aim at bylaw

Apr 25, 2015 / 2:45 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Rick Hamilton would like to bring archery events to Penticton A Penticton resident with a passion for archery would like to see more events focused on the sport in the city. Rick Hamilton gave a presentation to

Whole lotta shakin' goin' on

Apr 25, 2015 / 2:45 pm

Photo: Contributed Hundreds of belly dancers from across Canada and the U.S. will take part in BellyFest this weekend in Penticton. Get Bent, Western Canada’s largest belly dance school, created the event to celebrate the art

BMX park concerns

Apr 25, 2015 / 2:45 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Friends of Munson Mountain at location proposed for a BMX park Opposition is growing to a BMX park proposed for Munson Mountain land in Penticton. The Friends of Munson Mountain, who have a Facebook page, was just

Day of mourning Tuesday

Apr 25, 2015 / 2:45 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer People gather for Day of Mourning last year in Penticton Penticton will acknowledge the Annual Day of Mourning next week with a public gathering at the memorial tree in front of McLaren Park Arena. Mayor Andrew

Stay as well as play

Apr 25, 2015 / 2:45 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Bringing an on-site hotel to the South Okanagan Events Centre and Penticton Trade and Convention Centre complex is under consideration. Council recently passed first reading of a zoning amendment that would add “tourist

Nude beach mussel at risk

Apr 25, 2015 / 2:45 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Three Mile Beach was back on the Penticton council agenda this week, but this time it regarded a species at risk. Council has agreed to enter into a stewardship agreement with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural

Teen loses cancer battle

Apr 25, 2015 / 2:45 pm

Photo: Facebook A Penticton teen, who was loved and supported by many in the community as she battled a rare form of cancer, has died. Tammy Kozari, the mother of Kaylee Kozari-Bowland, said her daughter died at 12:45 a.m. Monday in

Sentencing in boat death

Apr 25, 2015 / 2:45 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Robert Corbin with a picture of Marco at the Penticton courthouse An Alberta man facing charges in the death of a Mission teen in a boating incident on Osoyoos Lake was sentenced to 27 months in prison on Tuesday. The

OK Falls park vote

Apr 25, 2015 / 2:45 pm

Photo: Contributed On April 25, voters within the Okanagan Falls and District Recreation Service Area will speak to the purchase of park space in Okanagan Falls and Heritage Hills. The question being asked is if residents are in favour of