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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

Memories of the Fab Four

Oct 9, 2015 / 4:31 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Ringo fan Wolfgang Solbach plays his guitar in downtown Penticton It's been 45 years since the Beatles disbanded, but people of all ages still love the British band and listen to their music. Fans ranging in

Big push for PRH

Oct 9, 2015 / 4:14 pm

Photo: Contributed The Rotary Club of Penticton has committed more than $250,000 to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s medical equipment campaign for the new patient care tower at Penticton Regional Hospital. Club

Fire chief for the day

Oct 9, 2015 / 3:15 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Five Naramata Elementary School students were all smiles as they arrived at school in a fire engine, Friday morning. The fun activity, known as "fire chief for the day," took place during Fire Prevention

District enrolment down

Oct 9, 2015 / 3:01 pm

Photo: Contributed Enrolment has dropped slightly across School District 67 this September. According to a report given by Supt. Wendy Hyer this week, the head count is 5,661 – down about 30 students. The total incudes in-school

Eye on workforce needs

Oct 9, 2015 / 12:47 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Provincial funding was announced Friday morning for a labour market study to investigate the South Okanagan's workforce needs. MP Dan Ashton made the announcement at Slimline Manufacturing. The $71,300

Spike in drug overdoses

Oct 9, 2015 / 12:42 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer UPDATE: 12 p.m. Interior Health is urging drug users to think twice in the wake of several overdoses in the Oliver and Osoyoos area during the last two weeks. The unusual spike in overdoses has officials

Baldy to open for season

Oct 9, 2015 / 11:00 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Baldy Capital Corporation announced Friday that preparations are now underway for a full opening of the ski resort for the 2015/2016 winter season.  Maintenance for all lifts (including the Eagle Chair)

Peeved over polling station

Oct 8, 2015 / 7:30 pm

Photo: Contributed The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen director Tom Siddon and other Kaleden residents are concerned that some will have to vote in Penticton in the upcoming federal election. Siddon said they have voted at

Campfire ban rescinded

Oct 8, 2015 / 4:34 pm

Photo: Contributed Due to the change in the season within the region, the Regional District of Okanagan- Similkameen (RDOS) is rescinding the temporary open fire ban at noon on Friday, Oct. 9. The ban included open fires, campfires, and

25 years, 58 convictions

Oct 8, 2015 / 10:47 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer A young Penticton man with a propensity for violence will spend more time behind bars. Judge Gregory Koturbash sentenced Lawrence Jordan Brown, 25, who is currently in custody, to 184 more days in jail, on Wednesday. Brown