Doug Collins

Doug Collins is the Director of News, Information and Television Operations at CFJC-TV. He is the senior broadcaster in Kamloops, which means he is like the Energizer Bunny and just keeps on going. Doug has been on the air in Kamloops since April of 1970. He has had a wide background in the industry, having done virtually every type of news and sports broadcasting, including news anchor, sports play-by-play, and editorialist. His "One Man's Opinion" aired from 1973- 2013. Doug has long been active in the community. His passion is coaching, and for over 30 years he coached high school football, baseball, soccer, and basketball. He is a former President of Kamloops Minor Baseball, was active for several years in the B.C. High School Rodeo Association, and was also active as a baseball umpire. In 1984, Doug was named Kamloops' Sports Person of the Year. Aside from sports, Doug has been a member of the Mayor's Task Force on Housing, the Kamloops Arts Commission, the Board of the "Y" and co-chair of the Y's Strong Kids Campaign. He is an active Freemason and Shriner, and has worked to raise funds for charities such as the Cancer Car Project to drive cancer patients free of charge to treatment centres, and the Shriners Travel Fund to purchase busses and transport young patients to Shriner's Hospitals in Portland and Spokane from all over B.C. In 2008, Doug was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from his peers in the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada, and was also named the 2008 Broadcaster of the Year by the B.C. Association of Broadcasters. Doug's wife Sue has been his strength for more than 40 years, and they spend much of their free time with their six grandchildren.

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Former Barriere fire chief expected to plead guilty to child porn charges

By Doug Collins
February 20, 2017 - 3:30pm Updated: February 20, 2017 - 5:36pm

KAMLOOPS — A man charged with importing or distributing child pornography and possession of child pornography is expected to plead guilty.

Al Kirkwood is the former fire chief of Barriere, and he was also publisher of the North Thompson Star Journal and the Clearwater Times. 

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Police looking for suspect after McCracken Station liquor store robbery

By Doug Collins
February 15, 2017 - 8:10am Updated: February 15, 2017 - 5:33pm

KAMLOOPS — RCMP are looking for a suspect following a robbery last night at the McCracken Station Liquor Store in Valleyview. 

Police say a man entered the store on Valleyview Drive about 9:00 PM last night (Tuesday), selected a few bottles of liquor and approached the clerk.

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