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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

Boonstock liquor decision final

Jul 29, 2014 / 1:41 am

Photo: Contributed This statement was released from Ray Tetzel, A/Deputy General Manager, Compliance and Enforcement Division, Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, regarding Boonstock, on Monday. The statement comes on the heels of a decision

Movie set burned in fire

Jul 29, 2014 / 1:41 am

Photo: Contributed Movie set that burned down in July The loss of a south Okanagan movie set in a fire earlier in July, is a blow for the BC film industry, according to Jon Summerland, film commissioner with the Okanagan Film Commission. The

Sharing fruits of their labour

Jul 29, 2014 / 1:41 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Penticton Fruit Tree Project seeks unused fruit A program devoted to ensuring unused fruit doesn't go to waste is back in operation. The Penticton Fruit Tree Project is up and running, after taking the summer

Thieves on the prowl

Jul 29, 2014 / 1:41 am

During this past week the Oliver RCMP received a number of theft from vehicle complaints.  In most circumstances the stolen items were left in the open. The RCMP reminds people to place their valuables out of sight or leave them at home.  Lock

Property gets paint-balled

Jul 29, 2014 / 1:41 am

Photo: Contributed Oliver RCMP have been receiving a number of reports of vehicles and property being paint-balled (white paint balls) over the last couple of weeks. A suspect is identified but charges are not available as yet. The lone

Gaza rally in Penticton

Jul 29, 2014 / 1:41 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Carolyn Kidd held a Gaza, West Bank rally, Friday A rally for Gaza and West Bank to end the killing and occupation took place on Friday in Penticton. The gathering at the corner of Main Street and Nanaimo Avenue

Orchardists busy after rainfall

Jul 29, 2014 / 1:41 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer A helicopter arrives to blow water off cherry trees The owners of 30 acres of cherry trees in the Naramata area were hard at work Thursday, making sure the fruit didn't split.  Late in the afternoon a

Home hit by lightning

Jul 29, 2014 / 1:41 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Debra Lawton looks at rooftop where lightning hit A Penticton couple spent most of Thursday dealing with the aftermath of a lightning strike to their home. The strike hit the house on Victoria Drive during

Alerts rescinded in RDOS

Jul 29, 2014 / 1:41 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer One of the homes threatened by Apex fire The RDOS has announced the evacuation alerts for both the Apex Mountain and Jura fires have been rescinded, thanks to the tireless efforts of firefighting crews on the ground

Council nixes Boonstock support

Jul 29, 2014 / 1:41 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Boonstock organizers speak at recent chamber forum The Boonstock Music and Arts Festival was again under discussion at Monday's Penticton council meeting. This time around they were considering a letter asking


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