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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

RCMP seek witnesses in shooting death of Princeton man

RCMP seek witnesses in shooting death of Princeton man

Donald Lyons was found dead on Princeton Summerland Road
Major Crimes investigates suspicious death near Princeton

Major Crimes investigates suspicious death near Princeton

Police believe foul play is involved, but are giving up few details
Princeton gets opportunity to enjoy some of the finest musicians in the world

Princeton gets opportunity to enjoy some of the finest musicians in the world

The first Cascade Peaks Chamberfest takes place at RockRidge Canyon this month
Pilot makes emergency landing at Manning Park

Pilot makes emergency landing at Manning Park

A small plane from Sechelt to Penticton made an emergency landing in Manning Park
Princeton couple celebrates $500k lottery win

Princeton couple celebrates $500k lottery win

The lucky ticket was purchased at the local Petro-Canada station
Hiker airlifted from Manning Park after being reported missing

Hiker airlifted from Manning Park after being reported missing

Princeton GSAR states it was a “positive outcome.”
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
Lottery ticket purchased in Princeton wins big

Lottery ticket purchased in Princeton wins big

Four winning numbers on ‘Extra’ earns somebody $500k
Fundraising effort for Princeton woman who lost everything in fire

Fundraising effort for Princeton woman who lost everything in fire

Two dogs also escaped the blaze
Man not guilty of breaching order separating him from Princeton’s mayor

Man not guilty of breaching order separating him from Princeton’s mayor

‘I’m not satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt,’ says judge
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