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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

Family Day fun in the works

Jan 31, 2015 / 2:38 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Family Day road hockey preview at the community centre Three Penticton Vees joined Mayor Andrew Jakubeit and a representative from Coldwell Banker for a friendly game of road hockey Thursday. The game, with

Crime goes up in Penticton

Jan 31, 2015 / 2:38 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer A rise in vehicle thefts and break and enters has Penticton RCMP concerned. Penticton saw a significant increase in crime in 2014, according to an RCMP report. Insp. Kevin Hewco provided statistics showing

Mayor joins blogosphere

Jan 31, 2015 / 2:38 pm

Photo: Contributed It only takes 60 seconds to learn about Penticton, thanks to the new "Mayor's Minute" blog feature on the city's website. Citizens are invited to catch up on council news and musings with the

New run course for Challenge tri

Jan 31, 2015 / 2:38 pm

Photo: Contributed Valley First Challenge Penticton has announced a new run course for both the half- and full-distance races, incorporating the Okanagan River Channel and a stadium-style finish at Okanagan Lake Park. The new course

Shoplifters Facebook page removed

Jan 31, 2015 / 2:38 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Leigh Follestad at his store last year The well-used Facebook page Penticton Shoplifters and Thieves - Exposed! is currently not available, according to the page's creator. Leigh Follestad said the page

Event organizer sues DPA

Jan 31, 2015 / 2:38 pm

Photo: Contributed A Penticton event organizer has filed a lawsuit against her former employer, claiming wrongful dismissal. According to a court document obtained by Castanet, Laurel Burnham is suing the Downtown Penticton Association,

Second rally for Roxanne

Jan 31, 2015 / 2:38 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Another rally for Roxanne Louie was held at the Penticton courthouse, Wednesday. The brother and sister facing charges for their alleged involvement in the death of Roxanne Louie appeared by video in Penticton

Hospital attacker stays in custody

Jan 31, 2015 / 2:38 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Gregory Nield at previous court appearance The Summerland man charged with a violent assault on a physician at Penticton Regional Hospital will remain behind bars for now. Gregory Nield, 30, is charged with

Mites infesting bighorn sheep

Jan 31, 2015 / 2:38 pm

Photo: Contributed Authorities are keeping an eye on a mite infestation in the Ashnola Similkameen bighorn sheep population. "A few years before 2011, we noticed bighorn sheep with funny ears, but we couldn't get any kind of confirmation,"

Syrian refugees coming to Valley

Jan 31, 2015 / 2:38 pm

Photo: Contributed Summerland United Church is preparing to welcome a Syrian refugee family to Canada. The family of five is part of the 10,000 Syrian refugees the federal government is taking in over the next three years. "There are