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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RCMP investigate sudden death at North Shore hotel; not believed criminal

By James Peters
May 1, 2018 - 2:06pm

KAMLOOPS — RCMP are trying to piece together the circumstances surrounding a sudden death on the Kamloops North Shore last night.

BC Ambulance Service attendants notified RCMP of the sudden death just before 6:00 p.m. last night, at the Northbridge Hotel on Tranquille Road.

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Century-old home in Spences Bridge goes up in flames

By James Peters
April 26, 2018 - 3:42pm Updated: April 26, 2018 - 5:26pm

SPENCES BRIDGE, B.C. — A century-old home in Spences Bridge was reduced to ashes this morning, and it's owner says this is the first year in the past 50 the structure had been uninsured.

The house was one of two on Mike Rice's family property, and was home to his son Jake.

Dashcam video shows close call with SUV driving the wrong way on Trans Canada near Kamloops

By James Peters
April 26, 2018 - 10:09am Updated: April 26, 2018 - 1:14pm

KAMLOOPS — A commercial tow truck driver from Chase says he didn't get much sleep last night as he was mentally replaying a close call near Kamloops.

It happened at about 5:00 p.m., as Kieron Brandsma was driving home eastbound on the Trans Canada Highway near the Highway 97 exit