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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

Princeton loses KIJHL conference final in game seven, on home ice

Princeton loses KIJHL conference final in game seven, on home ice

Fans disappointed as Posse misses opportunity to play for the Teck Cup
Princeton loses KIJHL conference final in game seven, on home ice

Princeton loses KIJHL conference final in game seven, on home ice

Fans disappointed as Posse misses opportunity to play for the Teck Cup
Two overtimes needed for Princeton Posse to overcome Revelstoke Grizzlies

Two overtimes needed for Princeton Posse to overcome Revelstoke Grizzlies

Action moves back to Revelstoke as teams continue to battle over conference finals
Princeton gives up two games to Revelstoke in KIJHL conference final set at 3-1

Princeton gives up two games to Revelstoke in KIJHL conference final set at 3-1

Posse grabs defeat from the jaws of victory, allowing three goals in last 4 minutes of game 4
Penticton entrepreneur hailed as ‘an angel on earth’

Penticton entrepreneur hailed as ‘an angel on earth’

Businessman makes double lung transplant possible for Princeton woman
Princeton woman fears she can’t afford to pay for double lung transplant

Princeton woman fears she can’t afford to pay for double lung transplant

Province providing little funding for required post-operative care
Princeton Posse wins KIJHL second series in game seven

Princeton Posse wins KIJHL second series in game seven

Team moves on to battle Revelstoke for the conference title
Princeton man literally runs away from court

Princeton man literally runs away from court

Matter stood down to consult counsel and accused flees
So…who is YOUR favourite hockey player?

So…who is YOUR favourite hockey player?

Sometimes it’s not always about what happens on the ice
COLUMN: Pass the potato chips…please

COLUMN: Pass the potato chips…please

The earliest recipe for potato chips was published in 1817
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