James Peters

James Peters got the journalism bug as a youth and hasn't been able to shake it since. The fever really started to set in shortly after James graduated from Garden Valley Collegiate in Winkler, Manitoba, when he was hired as a reporter for his hometown CKMW-CFAM Radio. Before he knew which way to point the microphone, he was interviewing Governor General Romeo LeBlanc. Though he took a break to dabble in the clergy, James returned to broadcast news in 2005 with CHUB-CFDV in Red Deer, Alberta. In the summer of 2006, he snapped up the opportunity to move to the award-winning CFJC-TV newsroom in Kamloops. To this day, James anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM. His newscasts have been honoured as the best small market newscast in BC six times by the RTDNA, and twice as the best small market newscast in Canada. In addition, he contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News, and tweets regularly (@Jamloops). When he's not working, James enjoys spending time with his wife Jennie, his daughter Eden, and his son Jovan.

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With little snow to clear, City of Kamloops streets crews keep busy on other projects

By James Peters
December 13, 2017 - 11:46am

KAMLOOPS — City of Kamloops streets crews have had little snow to clear since the big dump at the beginning of November, but that doesn't mean they have sat idle.

Streets and Sign Shop Supervisor Joe Luison says the crews are still working hard - even in the middle of the night.

Dolapo Ibukun Babatunde
Dolapo Ibukun Babatunde Image Credit: Contributed / Kamloops RCMP

RCMP looking for man wanted in 2015 sexual assault

By James Peters
December 12, 2017 - 11:29am Updated: December 12, 2017 - 4:43pm

KAMLOOPS — RCMP are asking for the public's help tracking down a man wanted in a sexual assault that took place two years ago.

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says Dolapo Ibukun Babatunde was arrested and charged shortly after the alleged assault in 2015.

Drugs seized from residence of Erwin Dagle, March 30, 2017
Drugs seized from residence of Erwin Dagle, March 30, 2017 Image Credit: Kamloops RCMP

Months-long RCMP investigation takes down Red Scorpions in Kamloops

By James Peters
December 11, 2017 - 12:33pm Updated: December 11, 2017 - 6:31pm

KAMLOOPS — Kamloops RCMP say a months-long investigation has put a big dent in the local drug trade, which is in part controlled by the Red Scorpions street gang.

The local detachment's Targeted Enforcement Unit began the probe in October of last year.

Image Credit: CFJC Today/Kent Simmonds

Sunday night stabbing in Kamloops may have been case of mistaken identity

By James Peters
December 11, 2017 - 11:02am Updated: December 11, 2017 - 6:26pm

KAMLOOPS — A Kamloops man is recovering after he was stabbed in what may have been a case of mistaken identity.

RCMP say the man was leaving the 7-11 store downtown at about 9:00 last night when he was followed by a woman on a BMX bike.

Image Credit: Contributed / Ashley Cameron

Kamloops family says mother's memorial plaque was stolen before it was installed

By James Peters
December 7, 2017 - 3:40pm Updated: December 7, 2017 - 5:34pm

KAMLOOPS — Members of a Kamloops family say they can't properly grieve their mother without a plaque that was apparently stolen before it was even installed at Hillside Cemetery.

Debbie Cameron died on September 21, and her ashes were interred at Hillside.