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Andrea DeMeer

Andrea DeMeer

Andrea DeMeer is the publisher of the Similkameen Spotlight. A relatively recent transplant to the valley from southwestern Ontario, she is formerly a group, daily and weekly newspaper publisher with Sun Media, where she was also a regular contributor to the opinion pages of 200 weekly and daily newspapers across the country. She also served for several years as an executive director for the Ontario Community Newspaper Association, happily working to support the industry in that province through a time of transition. With more than 30 years in the business, she has experience in reporting, editing, advertising sales and management as well as circulation and distribution. She is the winner of numerous national and provincial awards for news and feature writing, excellence in advertising, and particularly editorial and column writing. Most recently she was the 2016 silver winner for column writing in the British Columbia and Yukon Newspaper Awards, and in 2015, she was the bronze winner for column writing in the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards. Andrea and Robert have been married for 30 years, and have four children. A rich family life is often fodder for her local column, Old Dogs, New Tricks. After moving to B.C., she declares the place to be 'just like home, except with waaaaaay nicer scenery.'

Phone
250-295-3535
Email
editor@similkameenspotlight.com

Recent Work by Andrea

One man’s kindness resulted in horrible injuries at Princeton’s Cook’s store

One man’s kindness resulted in horrible injuries at Princeton’s Cook’s store

Perley Russell was ‘never the same’ after a vicious attack with a hammer
FortisBC shuts down alleged osprey nest in Princeton, while controversy swirls

FortisBC shuts down alleged osprey nest in Princeton, while controversy swirls

Princeton birders are upset by a nest possibly being removed
Princeton woman in need of transplant brings health care disparities to Victoria

Princeton woman in need of transplant brings health care disparities to Victoria

Premier, MLA, meet with Chris Unrau
Penticton entrepreneur hailed as ‘an angel on earth’

Penticton entrepreneur hailed as ‘an angel on earth’

Businessman makes double lung transplant possible for Princeton woman
Princeton woman fears she can’t afford to pay for double lung transplant

Princeton woman fears she can’t afford to pay for double lung transplant

Province providing little funding for required post-operative care
Princeton man literally runs out of and away from court

Princeton man literally runs out of and away from court

Matter stood down to consult counsel and accused flees
3 OD deaths in Princeton last year

3 OD deaths in Princeton last year

‘It is still disheartening that we are seeing losses to overdose in the community’
Asbestos and mold will not affect Princeton neighbourhood as buildings come down

Asbestos and mold will not affect Princeton neighbourhood as buildings come down

Former seniors’ residences will be demolished this month
Princeton teen skates to success as one of the KIJHL’s youngest hockey commentators

Princeton teen skates to success as one of the KIJHL’s youngest hockey commentators

The ‘voice of the Posse’ was just 12 when he broadcast his first game
Princeton Posse strives for top spot in the KIJHL

Princeton Posse strives for top spot in the KIJHL

With nine games left in the regular season team secures its playoff spot and division
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