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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

Bully for the Opera

Oct 24, 2014 / 5:47 am

Photo: Contributed Shane Koyczan The world premiere performance of Stickboy, a new opera exploring the subject of bullying, will open this evening at the Vancouver Playhouse. Written by Penticton spoken-word artist Shane Koyczan, with

Cannery Brewing on the move

Oct 24, 2014 / 5:47 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Cannery Brewing is moving to a new location Craft beer flowed and there were plenty of toasts at the groundbreaking ceremony for a well known Penticton brewery on Wednesday. Cannery Brewing is moving from its longtime

Penticton reacts to shooting

Oct 24, 2014 / 5:47 am

Photo: The Canadian Press Penticton politicians, veterans and residents described the shootings in Ottawa as shocking and disturbing, as they went about their business on Wednesday. Suzanne Moccia, a Penticton resident who works for

Council says no to rental property

Oct 24, 2014 / 5:47 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Scott Avenue property Penticton council has again rejected plans to build a multi family housing development on Scott Avenue. Following a packed and lengthy public hearing Monday, the council voted 3-3 on the matter,

Apartment laundry rooms targeted

Oct 24, 2014 / 5:47 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Penticton RCMP has responded to an increasing number of break ins in the last few days, especially in regards to apartment laundry rooms and storage lockers. On Monday, officers responded to eight break ins that had

Investing in firefighters

Oct 24, 2014 / 5:47 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Penticton plans to add a fire training officer position to oversee best practices in fire protection service training. The officer will be responsible for creating, implementing and coordinating the department training

Car goes into lake

Oct 24, 2014 / 5:47 am

Photo: Contributed - Google Street View OK Falls A man drove his car into Skaha Lake in Okanagan Falls at around 12:54 a.m., Tuesday morning, according to Penticton RCMP Sgt. Rick Dellebuur. Dellebuur said the man was driving a red Ford

Candidates' forums

Oct 24, 2014 / 5:47 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Penticton voters will have plenty of opportunities  to meet the candidates who are running n the upcoming municipal elections thanks to a series of forums being hosted by the Penticton Herald. All 25 council

Vote counting machine protest

Oct 24, 2014 / 5:47 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Vote counting machine protest at city hall A small group of people braved Monday's heavy rain to attend a protest held at Penticton City Hall regarding electronic vote counting machines. The gathering

Bobbitt hearing continues

Oct 24, 2014 / 5:47 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer David Bobbitt at a prior court appearance The dangerous offender/sentencing hearing for David Bobbitt continued in a Penticton courtroom on Monday. Witnesses regarding two separate incidents in 2007 and 2011



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