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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

Good year for grapes

Oct 1, 2014 / 3:19 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Gavin Miller in his vineyard By next week, winemaker Gavin Miller expects to be hard at work harvesting the Merlot and Chardonnay grapes, which grow in his Penticton vineyard. Miller has been growing grapes at

Teneycke appeal dismissed

Oct 1, 2014 / 3:19 pm

Photo: Castanet Staff Ronald Teneycke at a previous court appearance An appeal by Ronald Teneycke regarding a three year probation order was dismissed Wednesday in a Penticton court room. Judge Terry Schultes made the decision after hearing

New Facebook group for change

Oct 1, 2014 / 3:19 pm

Photo: Contributed The three founders of new Facebook group Time For Change Penticton is no more, and now there is a new Facebook group focused on bringing change to the city. The three founders of Educate Encourage Empower #Penticton

Councillor wants to be mayor

Oct 1, 2014 / 3:19 pm

Penticton Councillor Andrew Jakubeit will run for mayor in the November election. Photo: Contributed Andrew Jakubeit Jakubeit, 43, has spent the last six years on council and has been active in championing the one hour free parking and

Fire damages house

Oct 1, 2014 / 3:19 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Fire scene on Tuesday morning The Penticton Fire Department responded to a fire in an unoccupied house on Ellis Street on Monday night. Fire Chief Wayne Williams said when the crew arrived at 601 Ellis Street,

Almost 5 yrs. for sex assault

Oct 1, 2014 / 3:19 pm

Photo: Contributed A 42-year-old Penticton man who sexually assaulted a young woman in an isolated area, will spend the next 58 months in jail. Darren MacDonald, who earlier pleaded guilty to charges he was facing including sexual assault

Borba trial to resume next month

Oct 1, 2014 / 3:19 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer A trial stemming from alleged sexual assault and touching incidents in Oliver, is slated to resume next month in Penticton. Tyrone Borba, 23, is facing charges of sexual interference of a person under 16, invitation

Historic tug to be repaired

Oct 1, 2014 / 3:19 pm

Photo: Contributed The last tug on Okanagan Lake is slated to be repaired thanks to Fest of Ale. Since 1996, the Okanagan Fest-of-Ale Society has donated more than half a million dollars to local charities. This year the SS Sicamous

Dangerous intersection

Oct 1, 2014 / 3:19 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Motorcycle accident scene on Saturday A woman was sent to hospital with serious injuries following a motorcycle accident in Naramata on Saturday evening. Naramata Fire Chief Tony Trovao said the motorcycle was

City bucks up for UBCM

Oct 1, 2014 / 3:19 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer The Penticton mayor and council members, with the exception of Councillor John Vassilaki, will attend the Union of British Columbia Muncipalities, UBCM, in Whistler next week. Although the council received



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