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Deborah Pfeiffer

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Phone: 250-860-5050 ext: 115
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

RCMP officer injured

Aug 30, 2015 / 12:52 am

Photo: Contributed - handout A Salt Spring Island RCMP officer was injured during an incident, early Saturday on the island. Shortly after 12 a.m., officers were conducting an impaired driving checkpoint in the 100 Block of Upper

Skaha Bluffs thefts

Aug 30, 2015 / 12:52 am

Photo: Contributed Area climbers have joined forces with local authorities to do something about the rash of break-ins at Skaha Bluffs parking lot this year. Rolf Ryback, regional director and vice president of the Climbers Access Society

Pros ready to race

Aug 30, 2015 / 12:52 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Fifty professionals will join the more than 1,000 triathletes competing in Sunday's big race in Penticton. The 2015 Valley First Challenge Penticton pro field is the biggest and strongest it has been in 10

Options for old hotel site

Aug 30, 2015 / 12:52 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer An application to put a temporary parking lot at the former Three Gables Hotel site in Penticton is on hold for now. The matter was recently referred back to staff for the developer to work closer with the Downtown

Wildfire evacuees anxious

Aug 30, 2015 / 12:52 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Evacuee Annie Phaneuf keeps an eye on the fire Annie Phaneuf learned early Friday afternoon that she needed to leave her Fairview Road home in the Oliver area as  flames from the Testalinden Creek fire crept

Triathlon road closures

Aug 30, 2015 / 12:52 am

Photo: Contributed There are several road closures scheduled for Valley First Challenge Penticton activities this weekend. On race day, Sunday, drivers are advised to cross Main Street (east/west) only at the following designated

Mulcair tours the Okanagan

Aug 30, 2015 / 12:52 am

Photo: Contributed UPDATE FRIDAY, AUG. 28 Tom Mulcair has added a few more stops on his trip to the Interior of B.C. next week. Mulcair will begin his visit Monday with a stop in Penticton before making his way north. Tuesday at noon,

Flood at courthouse

Aug 30, 2015 / 12:52 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer An irrigation pipe has broken at the Penticton Courthouse, filling the crawl space under the building with about a foot and a half of water. A restoration company was on scene Friday morning, dealing with the situation. Staff

Weird discs identified

Aug 30, 2015 / 12:52 am

Photo: Contributed Strange discs recently found in Manitou Park in Naramata have been identified as something made out of hawthorn berries by a resident. Darren Rettie, chair of the Naramata Parks and Recreation Commission, said they are

Race week underway

Aug 30, 2015 / 12:52 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Adults in costume and smiling children kicked off Challenge Penticton race week on Thursday. The youngsters participated in a 1K Fun Run at Rotary Park, followed by the Feed the Valley 5K Charity Fun-Run for