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.

The Vavenby water intake on the North Thompson River
The Vavenby water intake on the North Thompson River Image Credit: Kent Simmonds / CFJC Today

Semi crash dumps diesel in North Thompson River

By James Peters
January 17, 2017 - 4:17pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 12:15pm

AVOLA, B.C. — Vavenby residents are being offered free bottled water in response to a fuel spill that has put the water quality of the North Thompson River into question.

TNRD Director of Environmental Services Jake Devlin says it comes after diesel was detected in the river yesterday.

Image Credit: CFJC Today

SD73 cold weather decisions up to individual schools

By James Peters
January 13, 2017 - 1:11pm Updated: January 13, 2017 - 2:06pm

KAMLOOPS — Cold temperatures like the ones Kamloops has experienced this week present a conundrum for elementary school administrators.

They must decide whether to keep students inside and warm during break times, or to send them out for much-needed exercise and physical activity.