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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

Challenge pro field heats up

Aug 22, 2014 / 6:34 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Athletes at Challenge press conference, Friday A field of male pros will be threatening hometown champion Jeff Symonds' attempt at grabbing back to back titles at this year's Valley First Challenge Penticton

Advance poll at mall

Aug 22, 2014 / 6:34 pm

Photo: Contributed Penticton council voted this week to have one of its advance polling stations for the upcoming election at the mall. The decision was reached after Councillor Helena Konanz mentioned it to staff a few weeks ago. It was

Terrorist acts in the 1950s

Aug 22, 2014 / 6:34 pm

Photo: Contributed The Okanagan Valley has seen its fair share of crime over the years, but one of the more violent chapters in its history was in the late 1950s. BC newspapers during that period were filled with stories of terrorist acts

Fire brought back '03 memories

Aug 22, 2014 / 6:34 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Mark Berry shows where fire burned near his home Tuesday's fire off of North Naramata Road triggered memories of another much more devastating fire 11 years ago. Some residents who live in the area say it took

Curtain drops on theatre plan

Aug 22, 2014 / 6:34 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Jake Kimberley at Wednesday's press conference The Penticton council has voted to stick with the status quo in regards to a restrictive covenant being placed on properties at the corner of Nanaimo Avenue and Ellis

Harrowing tale from missing picker

Aug 22, 2014 / 6:34 pm

Photo: Contributed The fruit picker from Quebec who was recently reported missing in Summerland has been found. The Summerland RCMP was notified on the morning of Aug. 17, that a man who was walking his dog in the Trout Creek Canyon

Readying for Challenge Penticton

Aug 22, 2014 / 6:34 pm

Photo: Contributed Sunday's Valley First Challenge Penticton Canada is much more than just a triathlon. It is also a multi day festival, focused on creating a memorable experience for both those in the race and those on the sidelines. "While

Good turnout for rally

Aug 22, 2014 / 6:34 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Participants in Monday's rally at city hall People carrying babies mingled with retirees at a rally held Monday night at Penticton's city hall prior to the council meeting. In all, around 75 people attended

Hospice gets boost

Aug 22, 2014 / 6:34 pm

Photo: Contributed MLA Linda Larson To address the growing need for supportive care for seniors, Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson has announced that the Province has signed a three year agreement with the Desert Valley Hospice Society

PHA endorses Challenge Penticton

Aug 22, 2014 / 6:34 pm

Photo: Contributed The Penticton Hospitality Association has stepped up its support for the Challenge Penticton triathlon, set to take place on Sunday. Paulette Rennie, president of the Penticton Triathlon Society, said to have the support



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