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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

South Okanagan bird count

Dec 20, 2014 / 9:15 am

Photo: Contributed - Dick Cannings A participant in a past Apex-Hedley count Hawk-eyed volunteers in the South Okanagan have begun braving weather conditions to count birds during the annual Christmas Bird Count. Every year the counts,

Observing the winter solstice

Dec 20, 2014 / 9:15 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer The public is again being invited to echo the ancient custom of observing the winter solstice at the Okanagan's own standing stone structure 'Pen Henge' on Munson Mountain in Penticton. The event, which

Equipment theft at job site

Dec 20, 2014 / 9:15 am

Photo: Contributed Item that looks like this, stolen According to the Oliver RCMP, at some point during the evening hours of Dec. 17 to 18, thieves raided a job site in the 4300 Block of Black Sage Road. Items stolen included

Big turnout for hamper distribution

Dec 20, 2014 / 9:15 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Salvation Army hamper distribution on Thursday Hundreds of Penticton residents will have a brighter Christmas this year, thanks to the efforts of the Salvation Army. On Thursday, the long existing charitable organization,

Council votes for polling station

Dec 20, 2014 / 9:15 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Candidates wait for election results in November Penticton residents will have a second place to vote and more choices when it comes to advance voting in the next election. The decision to make changes was made

Kettle campaign needs boost

Dec 20, 2014 / 9:15 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer A Salvation Army volunteer in Penticton The Salvation Army's Christmas Kettle Campaign is getting great support in Penticton, but it is behind in donations. Major Jo Sobool says their goal has been to

Council concerned by RCMP costs

Dec 20, 2014 / 9:15 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Penticton City Council is taking action regarding increasing RCMP costs, at the urging of City Manager Annette Antoniak. Mayor Andrew Jakubeit said council is endorsing a letter be sent to Attorney General Suzanne

Electrical rate hikes

Dec 20, 2014 / 9:15 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer A report on potential revisions to the 2015 electrical rates was presented to Penticton Council this week including considering three separate components that affect prices. First is the FortisBC increase of the price

Helping assault victim

Dec 20, 2014 / 9:15 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Donations are being collected through today at Smart Shopper People are invited to drop off donations at a Penticton store on Tuesday, for the victim of a violent assault. Leigh Follestad, the owner of

Council reviews cemetery plan

Dec 20, 2014 / 9:15 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer The need for expansion at Penticton's Lakeview Cemetery was brought to the attention of the new council at Monday's committee of the whole meeting. Public works manager Len Robson discussed key findings