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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
publisher@similkameenspotlight.com

Recent Work by Andrea

COLUMN: Pass the potato chips…please

COLUMN: Pass the potato chips…please

The earliest recipe for potato chips was published in 1817
Princeton Posse bags first game of KIJHL playoffs against Kelowna Chiefs

Princeton Posse bags first game of KIJHL playoffs against Kelowna Chiefs

Five hundred people packed the Princeton arena Friday night
KIJHL regular season trophy will be won, and lost, tonight

KIJHL regular season trophy will be won, and lost, tonight

Princeton shuts out North Okanagan in second-to-last game of the regular season
Police looking for Coalmont man wanted on serious charges

Police looking for Coalmont man wanted on serious charges

Court heard Jeremy Whalen left the area after being arrested
Princeton man on trial denies getting unlawfully close to town’s mayor

Princeton man on trial denies getting unlawfully close to town’s mayor

Tom Muir is accused of breaching a court order
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
UPDATE: Coalmont Road now open between Princeton and Tulameen

UPDATE: Coalmont Road now open between Princeton and Tulameen

Monday morning rockside has been cleared: Drive BC
Rockslide closes Coalmont Road north of Princeton

Rockslide closes Coalmont Road north of Princeton

A similar incident took place last January along the same stretch of pavement
Prolific Princeton offender sentenced to 105 days for assaults on two women

Prolific Princeton offender sentenced to 105 days for assaults on two women

Both convictions of Rodney Saddleman related to drug acquisition
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