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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

Learning to ride early

Jul 15, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Leann Manuel, founder of Riding 4 Life A Penticton academy for horseback riders of all backgrounds and abilities is offering a new program this summer Riding 4 Life, located at the Green Mountain Equestrian Centre,

'Talk Show' at Centre Stage

Jul 14, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Multimedia artist Erick Thompson is hosting an entertainment variety show at Centre Stage Theatre on August 1. Talk Show features stories, music and conversation. Thompson will act as emcee and will also interview TV and

Crown seeks 3-4 years

Jul 14, 2017 / 3:58 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Gregory Nield at courthouse on Friday The sentencing hearing for a South Okanagan man who was found guilty of severely beating a doctor at Penticton Regional Hospital two and a half years ago took place Friday in

Lucky number 1,000

Jul 14, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed The AlleyCATS Alliance has just celebrated the completion of its fifth year, taking in their 1,000th cat. The lucky number 1,000 is a boy named Angelo, named for a small pair of angel wing markings on his shoulders. Angelo

'Art in the Vines' on Sunday

Jul 13, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed An annual artisanal fair is returning to Penticton this weekend. People are invited to Township 7 Vineyards and Winery on the Naramata Bench for "Art in the Vines," a display of locally crafted wares,

Arsonist suspected in 5 fires

Jul 13, 2017 / 3:52 pm

Photo: Google Maps The Princeton RCMP is turning to the public after five suspicious fires were set in the Hedley area over the past weekend. Sgt. Barry Kennedy said there were two fires started Friday; one a grass fire on Highway 3,

A mile in her shoes

Jul 8, 2017 / 5:00 am

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer RCMP officers at SOWINS walk Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Walk participants Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Flags with SOWINS statistics Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer The start of the

Soup kitchen heating up

Jul 8, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Penticton's Soupateria is seeing long lines so far this summer, as farm workers join regular clients. Volunteer co-ordinator Lauraine Bailie says they are serving an average of 110 people per day. "It

Penticton fire bans

Jul 7, 2017 / 1:58 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Due to high fire danger, a temporary fire ban has gone into effect for the South Okanagan. Effective at noon Friday, all open burning including campfires and fireworks are now prohibited the City of Penticton

Scooter rider injured

Jul 7, 2017 / 1:57 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer A scooter rider was taken to Penticton Regional Hospital Friday afternoon, following a motor vehicle incident at Eckhardt Avenue and Government Street. Cpl. Ted Manchulenko said the scooter, which was travelling northbound