PETERS – Santa Claus parade a chance to say thanks to wildfire volunteers

Parade isn’t a $100,000 monument but those who fought wildfires may appreciate it even more

LET’S BE HONEST it’s been a horrible year.

Between the wildfires, the opioid crisis and the high profile incidents of violent crime in Kamloops, it’s been a year chock full of depressing news.

Most of us are looking forward to starting over in 2018, no matter how symbolic that new calendar might be.

In the midst of all this doom and gloom, there are people working hard to try to make things better for us.

We think, of course, of the many firefighters who slaved away through the worst wildfire season in BC’s history.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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