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.

Former mayoral candidate Mike McKenzie speaks to Kamloops council
Former mayoral candidate Mike McKenzie speaks to Kamloops council Image Credit: City of Kamloops

Former mayoral candidate accuses Christian of short temper

By James Peters
December 19, 2017 - 4:19pm

KAMLOOPS — There were a few heated moments at Kamloops city hall this afternoon.

At the public podium, former mayoral candidate Mike McKenzie angrily accused Mayor Ken Christian of being hot-headed during a meeting between the two in Christian's office yesterday.

Image Credit: CFJC Today

Kamloops lawyer eager to tell council its proposed dispensary bylaw is unconstitutional

By James Peters
December 19, 2017 - 10:23am Updated: December 19, 2017 - 5:47pm

KAMLOOPS — A local lawyer says he is eager to speak to Kamloops council at a public hearing surrounding a new bylaw amendment governing marijuana dispensaries.

The public hearing will be held Tuesday evening at the Sandman Centre's Valley First Lounge.

Image Credit: Contributed / Jen Barter

A gift for the garbage man

By James Peters
December 18, 2017 - 4:15pm

KAMLOOPS — It was a heart-warming first meeting this morning for an Aberdeen girl and "her friend."

Jen Barter says her three-and-a-half year old daughter Madi waits every garbage day to wave to the City of Kamloops garbage truck driver, who always takes time to stop and wave.