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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

Robbery, assault sentencing

Nov 24, 2014 / 5:47 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 24, 2014 / 5:47 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 24, 2014 / 5:47 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 24, 2014 / 5:47 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 24, 2014 / 5:47 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

Scary night at fiery apartment

Nov 24, 2014 / 5:47 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer The unit that burned on Thursday Some tenants of the apartment building where a unit burned Thursday in Penticton remained displaced Friday, while others returned last night. The female occupant of the

Youth food drive tonight

Nov 24, 2014 / 5:47 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Church youth groups in Penticton and Summerland will conduct a food drive tonight, (Thursday) in different neighbourhoods. This will be the first time the young people have done such a drive for the food bank, according

Downtown improvements supported

Nov 24, 2014 / 5:47 pm

Photo: Contributed Upgrades to the 100 and 200 blocks of Penticton's Main Street are moving closer to becoming a reality. Blake Laven, the city's planning manager, told council this week that as of last Friday, the 30 day deadline

Vandals hit milfoil machine

Nov 24, 2014 / 5:47 pm

Photo: Contributed With only weeks left to rototill milfoil in Osoyoos Lake before winter freeze-up, vandalism and theft from one of the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s (OBWB) machines has effectively stopped efforts to control the invasive

Fresh start for Summerland

Nov 24, 2014 / 5:47 pm

Photo: Contributed Stop the Swap rally held earlier this year A longtime horticulturist and orchardist is the mayor elect of Summerland, following Saturday's election. Peter Waterman won with 1,197 votes. He will be joined by a council


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