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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

Murdered Princeton man had lengthy criminal record

Murdered Princeton man had lengthy criminal record

Major Crimes states killing was targeted and there is no danger to the public
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
Another downtown business benefits from facade grant

Another downtown business benefits from facade grant

Town has assisted 13 business owners interested in improving their properties
Energy savings in the works for Princeton's arena

Energy savings in the works for Princeton's arena

Federal grant pays for most of project
Princeton students get ready for graduation

Princeton students get ready for graduation

One of the town’s biggest weekends approaches, as Princeton Secondary School students get ready to graduate. The grad ceremony takes place Saturday, June 22, between noon and 2 p.m.
Princeton man gets second chance after trial in circuit court

Princeton man gets second chance after trial in circuit court

'It’s clear you’ve had a bad couple of years.'

Pavement coming to KVR off Burton Avenue

Local asphalt company awarded contract
Arrest warrant issued for Princeton man on numerous charges

Arrest warrant issued for Princeton man on numerous charges

'Mr. Thomas clearly knew he was supposed to be in court today'
Princeton sex assault cases moves to Supreme Court

Princeton sex assault cases moves to Supreme Court

Accused not incarcerated, but held to conditions
Warrant issued for impaired driver who failed to appear in court

Warrant issued for impaired driver who failed to appear in court

Woman is believed to be living in Penticton
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