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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

Bams and slams as Princeton thumps Kelowna in first two playoff games

Bams and slams as Princeton thumps Kelowna in first two playoff games

Approximately 500 people crowded the local barn Friday and Saturday
COLUMN: Pass the potato chips…please

COLUMN: Pass the potato chips…please

The earliest recipe for potato chips was published in 1817
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
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
Looks like a banner year for downtown Princeton

Looks like a banner year for downtown Princeton

Town establishes rules for how new banners will be accepted
Highway 3 mishap near Hedley closes lane

Highway 3 mishap near Hedley closes lane

No reported injuries as truck leaves road
Coalmont store owner a colourful part of the ‘city of destiny’

Coalmont store owner a colourful part of the ‘city of destiny’

Isaac McTavish began his business selling goods from a tent
Area H director has no appetite for handcuffing vacation rentals

Area H director has no appetite for handcuffing vacation rentals

RDOS’s Bob Coyne says local zoning bylaws are likely the way to go
Princeton’s West China Creek footbridge deemed unsafe

Princeton’s West China Creek footbridge deemed unsafe

Council approves emergency funding for replacement
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