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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

BMX track relocation

Mar 6, 2015 / 4:09 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Penticton area BMX riders may get a new facility to practice and compete in. Penticton Council  approved the concept, Monday, of relocating the Penticton BMX Club amenities from Lions Park to 630 Munson

Witness: I'm not the killer

Mar 6, 2015 / 4:09 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Bradley Martin leaves the Penticton courthouse The key witness in the John Ike Koopmans trial vehemently denied any involvement in the death of his two friends, who were found deceased March 30, 2013. Bradley Martin

Peachfest float to get fix

Mar 6, 2015 / 4:09 pm

Photo: Contributed Penticton council approved $1,500 this week toward replacing the sound system on the Peachfest float. The float's sound system is no longer functional, and a replacement would serve for not only this season,

Building community policing

Mar 6, 2015 / 4:09 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Cpl. Wrigglesworth stops for a chat in downtown Penticton RCMP Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth is a familiar face in downtown Penticton these days. Wrigglesworth now heads up community policing for the RCMP in the

Shooting victim testifies

Mar 6, 2015 / 4:09 pm

Photo: Contributed Wharton in earlier days The key witness in the John Ike Koopmans trial described being shot while he stood in the doorway of a bedroom where two people were shot to death in 2013. Bradley Martin took the witness

Hockey rallies for Kaylee

Mar 6, 2015 / 4:09 pm

Photo: Contributed Community support for a Penticton teen who is battling cancer continues to grow. Penticton Minor Hockey's Tim Hortons Novice #3 Jr Vees - Green Stars (7 to 9 years old) and their parents are holding a

Mom testifies 'help my son'

Mar 6, 2015 / 4:09 pm

Photo: Contributed Robert Keith Wharton with family members. The mother of a Princeton shooting victim described asking the police to "please go help her son" on the night of his death, on the property where they lived. Carol

Council debates nude beach

Mar 6, 2015 / 4:09 pm

Photo: Bill Everitt Naturists at Three Mile last year The debate over Penticton's clothing optional beach continues to heat up as council stripped down several options for Three Mile Beach to just two on Monday.  After

Koopmans trial, week 2

Mar 6, 2015 / 4:09 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Koopmans at an earlier court appearance An RCMP officer who served as the exhibit officer following a shooting in Princeton in 2013 took the witness stand on Monday.  RCMP Const. John Leach was testifying

Ford Mustang theft

Mar 6, 2015 / 4:09 pm

Photo: Contributed Several items valued at close to $15,000 were recently stolen from a location on 87th Street in Osoyoos, according to the RCMP. On March 1, officers responded to a break and enter and theft and found a garage on the property