PORT HARDY—Hundreds of locals got a behind-the-scenes look at Global News this week as the News Hour broadcast live from Port Hardy as part of the show’s On The Road series.
After setting up in Carrot Park Monday morning, the show went live at six from the waterfront with anchor Chris Gailus, sports broadcaster Squire Barnes and meteorologist Kristi Gordon delivering the stories in front of a local crowd.
Between segments, the news personalities posed for pictures and signed autographs as a boom camera broadcast shots of the assembled crowd.
Port Hardy created a celebrity of its own when seven-year-old Emma Walkus joined Gordon on air to give the weather forecast.
Walkus won judges over with her audition tape for the role and seemed perfectly at home in the limelight.
Walkus said she thought the experience was “good,” but wasn’t sure she would make a career of it. When asked if she would like to read the weather when she grew up Walkus said, “Maybe. I’m not sure; maybe I want to be a teacher or a construction worker.”
The series continued this week with the team visiting a different Island location each night. From Port Hardy, the team headed to Comox, Parksville, Duncan and are set to finish the tour in Tofino on Friday.