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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

Kaylee benefit concert

Mar 28, 2015 / 9:24 pm

Photo: Contributed Cosmic Brew Local band Cosmic Brew has been embraced by the community, and now the band wants to give back. On Saturday, the band, comprised of Kris Marsel, bass player, Mason Burns, lead guitar and vocals, and Thomas

Accused killer testifies

Mar 28, 2015 / 9:24 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer John Ike Koopmans at an earlier court appearance The man accused of shooting three people two years ago, told a Penticton courtroom he was a close friend of one of the victims right up to his death. John Ike Koopmans,

Off on a journey of hope

Mar 28, 2015 / 9:24 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Robin Edgar Haworth and Koda receive support at the start of their journey A Penticton artist who plans to walk all the way to Ottawa with his faithful dog got a great send off, Thursday. A large group gathered

Koopmans to testify

Mar 28, 2015 / 9:24 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer John Ike Koopmans at earlier court appearance The defence lawyer for John Ike Koopmans told the jury, Thursday, the accused will take the witness stand in his own murder trial. Don Skogstad provided the information

Primary investigator testifies

Mar 28, 2015 / 9:24 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer John Ike Koopmans The primary investigator in a double murder case told Penticton court Wednesday, he believed a man caught on surveillance video walking toward the crime scene to be John Ike Koopmans. Cpl.

MP takes aim at Gateway

Mar 28, 2015 / 9:24 pm

Photo: Contributed NDP MP Nathan Cullen brings his fight to stop the Northern Gateway oil pipeline to the Okanagan this weekend. The Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP will host two town hall meetings Saturday, in Penticton and Vernon, to

Baldy closes for season

Mar 28, 2015 / 9:24 pm

Photo: Contributed Mount Baldy Ski Area officially closed for the season Sunday, with the annual Slush Cup event being held at the hill. Operators say they've had great support from the community, especially those who came back to support

Success for local triathlete

Mar 28, 2015 / 9:24 pm

Photo: Contributed Jeff Symonds Penticton triathlete Jeff Symonds has had quite a few big wins in his career, but his first-place finish Sunday at the Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship in Melbourne is the biggest so far. "The combination

Girlfriend testifies at trial

Mar 28, 2015 / 9:24 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Elaine Hoiland leaves Penticton courthouse on Tuesday The former girlfriend of a man accused of shooting three people broke down and sobbed in court, Tuesday. Crown witness Elaine Hoiland was testifying in

DNA analyst testifies

Mar 28, 2015 / 9:24 pm

Photo: Contributed Robert Keith Wharton with family members A forensics expert testified Monday that DNA from one of the victims of a triple shooting was found on the clothing of the accused. Christine Crossman, a biology reporting scientist