Chad Klassen

Chad Klassen joined the station in November 2011 after studying broadcast journalism at BCIT. It's been his long-time goal to make it in television. Inspired by his dad Rick, who enjoyed a 10-year CFL career with the B.C. Lions and Saskatchewan Roughriders, Chad's wanted to be a sportscaster from the time he was young, and sports is still his dream. But covering the great stories and people of the Kamloops community has quickly become just as important. Prior to coming to CFJC-TV, Chad headed up a university football show on Shaw TV, producing and co-hosting the half hour show on the CIS gridiron. He also spent three years covering CIS football as the sports editor at Simon Fraser University, covering the Clan's triumphant resurgence from a winless program to a conference finalist. Chad called hockey and volleyball play-by-play during his time on the Burnaby campus while finishing his Communications degree. But his career highlight to this point has been covering the Men's hockey tournament at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He watched nearly every game of the tournament from the upper deck of Canada Hockey Place in Vancouver and witnessed maybe the greatest goal in Canadian hockey history, Sidney Crosby's golden goal standing behind the net. Chad has family connections in Kamloops. His mom Pat lived here for five years as a teenager and his uncle Reg, who graduated here, still resides in the area.

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Kamloops volunteer remembered for his work to provide meals, shelter for the homeless

By Chad Klassen
February 19, 2019 - 11:38am

KAMLOOPS — Bud Forbes is being remembered for his tireless work and commitment to the homeless population in Kamloops. 

Forbes, who passed away suddenly on Friday, was a big part of the Out of the Cold program, providing warmth and meals for people on the streets. 

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Farmers without stock water getting picture of what Noble Creek shutdown could look like

By Chad Klassen
February 12, 2019 - 5:21pm Updated: February 12, 2019 - 6:35pm

KAMLOOPS — Farmers in Westsyde have been without stock water since last Monday, forcing Jon Peachey to tap into domestic water system in order to provide his livestock with the water they need during winter, especially as his calving season begins.

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Stuart Wood, Tournament Capital Ranch part of supplemental budget discussions

By Chad Klassen
February 5, 2019 - 12:18pm Updated: February 5, 2019 - 5:26pm

KAMLOOPS — For nearly two years, the former Stuart Wood Elementary School has sat empty, but plans are in motion to transform the building into a cultural centre with a partnership between the City of Kamloops and Tk'emlups te Secwepemc (TTS).