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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Salmon expert chides DFO for potentially reckless fisheries management

By James Peters
September 23, 2018 - 2:23pm

SCOTCH CREEK, B.C. — A B.C. salmon expert is sounding the alarm about what may be lower-than-expected numbers for the world famous Adams River salmon return this year.

A dominant year for spawning salmon in the Fraser River system arrives every four years, and 2018 is a dominant year.

Image Credit: Contributed / Cory Smith

UPDATE: One dead, one seriously injured after semi-car crash west of Chase

By James Peters
September 23, 2018 - 7:58am Updated: September 23, 2018 - 1:48pm

CHASE, B.C. — UPDATE (11:00 a.m.): Drive BC says the road has re-opened to single lane, alternating traffic.


UPDATE (10:15 a.m.): RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating a fatal crash west of Chase.

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File photo Image Credit: Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre

Weather change brings added urgency to Blue River-area search for missing aircraft

By James Peters
September 20, 2018 - 10:48am

KAMLOOPS — With inclement weather in the forecast, searchers are ramping up efforts to find a missing small aircraft, believed to be somewhere between Kamloops and Valemount.

The plane with two people aboard disappeared Friday, September 14, en route from Edmonton to Chilliwack.