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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

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
Stats reflect violent crime on the rise in Princeton for first time in three years

Stats reflect violent crime on the rise in Princeton for first time in three years

Recent report indicates property offences are on the decline
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
Judge in Princeton halts sentencing after learning victim impact statements were not sought

Judge in Princeton halts sentencing after learning victim impact statements were not sought

Shane Allison remains in OCC as Crown looks for input
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
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
Column: JUST DO IT…because tomorrow holds no promises

Column: JUST DO IT…because tomorrow holds no promises

The time to live your dream is right now
Russian flag in downtown Princeton causes controversy

Russian flag in downtown Princeton causes controversy

New marketing program will see banners from about 40 countries decorating the main streets
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
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
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