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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

Missing cat found in Yukon

Nov 26, 2014 / 10:42 pm

Photo: Contributed AlleyCATS Alliance is currently seeking donations to bring home a Penticton cat that went missing this past summer in Dawson City. It was during the second week of July, while camping in an abandoned campground

Accident victim was well known

Nov 26, 2014 / 10:42 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Accident scene in Oliver on Tuesday morning The woman who died after being hit by two cars in Oliver early Tuesday morning, was well known in the town. Residents said the accident victim was a sweet older lady

New distillery in South Okanagan

Nov 26, 2014 / 10:42 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Grant Stevely stands by still at his distillery Oliver is known for its wineries, but visitors will soon have the opportunity to sample spirits made at a new distillery just off the highway, north of town. Owner

Woman killed in Oliver

Nov 26, 2014 / 10:42 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer - Castanet Police in Oliver are at the scene of what appears to be a fatal collision in that community. UPDATE 11 A.M. - Investigators are looking to speak with the driver of an older model Chevy pickup after

United Way at halfway point

Nov 26, 2014 / 10:42 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer United Way Drive Thru Breakfast in September. After an exciting kickoff in September, the United Way of the Central & South Okanagan Similkameen is at their halfway point of the 2014 campaign for community. "The community

Robbery, assault sentencing

Nov 26, 2014 / 10:42 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer A 25-year-old man was sentenced to 722 days Monday in a Penticton courtroom for his role in a robbery and violent assault. Ryan Joseph Patt was found guilty in October of charges including assault causing bodily

Naramata students are Bear Smart

Nov 26, 2014 / 10:42 pm

Photo: Contributed Naramata Elementary School students Naramata Elementary School students were further recognized Monday morning for their part in helping their community achieve Bear Smart Status this past June. Insp. Barbara Leslie

Mayor-elect lays out goals

Nov 26, 2014 / 10:42 pm

Photo: Contributed Mayor-elect Andrew Jakubeit Penticton Mayor-elect Andrew Jakubeit plans to hit the ground running in the weeks ahead. His first order of business will be to just sit down with the new council and talk about current

Boonstock police bill not paid

Nov 26, 2014 / 10:42 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Boonstock organizers have yet to pay the large policing bill that was issued in September, following the Penticton festival. According to the Ministry of Justice, the province invoiced the promoter on Sept.

Loader burns in Princeton

Nov 26, 2014 / 10:42 pm

Photo: Contributed A 930 cat loader, like this one, burned Thursday The Princeton Fire Department kept a close eye on a business on Old Hedley Road, Thursday, after a loader fire earlier in the day. Fire Chief Eric Gregson said a 930



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