PETERS – For the Snowbirds, returning to Kamloops was a tough manoeuvre

(Image: RCAF)

FOR MOST OF US, Kamloops envelopes our entire life.

The mention of the city’s name evokes thoughts of family, thoughts of work and memories of a place that, for better or worse, we have decided to call home.
Now imagine being a member of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and hearing someone mention the name, Kamloops.

All you know about Kamloops is that’s the place the nation watched in horror as you lost your friend.

You probably don’t want to hear the city’s name spoken ever again.

Some Snowbirds team members may have been ready to come back to Kamloops this week – but you can be certain there were some who were not.


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.

About Mel Rothenburger (9116 Articles) is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

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