Gemma Lynne Stroobant
Gemma Lynne Stroobant is the weather specialist on Global News Hour at 6 and Global News at 11 weekends.
When not on-air, Gemma is backstage producing the show by setting up features and guests.
Gemma graduated from SAIT with an Honours Diploma in Broadcast News, she also has a certificate in Public Relations from Mount Royal College.
She has lived all over the prairies, from Yorkton and Regina to Winnipeg, but is happy to be back home in Calgary. Gemma says she knew Calgary was where she wanted to stay, without a doubt. After all, nowhere else has our Chinooks.
You may remember seeing Gemma’s smiling face (with the giant headphones) as she was Global’s first Helicopter Traffic Reporter in 2007. She spent a couple of years flying over our city skyline in Global 1 giving you the first look at Calgary’s roads, before officially joining Global Television in 2009.
When she’s not working, Gemma enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. Gemma could be a food connoisseur as she loves checking out the latest restaurants with her family. She is truly passionate about keeping healthy and loves working out at the gym and running outdoors (to compensate for her love of eating).
WATCH: Gemma talks about growing up in Alberta, why she loves this province so much, and her love of all things food related.
Kali’s Wish Cancer Foundation, a not-for-profit that provides support for families who have pets with cancer, donated 660 of the toys making many pooches happy. Continue reading →
Environment Canada dropped its air quality health index advisory for Calgary on Friday afternoon but re-issued the warning early Saturday morning. Continue reading →
Much of Alberta has seen very warm temperatures for the last few days and a heat warning remained in place for much of the province on Monday. Continue reading →
A high of 23 C on Sunday will be followed by more warm weather early in the week. Continue reading →
After Friday’s official high temperature of 22.8°C at the Calgary International Airport, Saturday afternoon is looking even hotter. Continue reading →
Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for areas in southwestern parts of Alberta early Sunday morning. Continue reading →
A special air quality statement was in effect for the City of Calgary Saturday morning. Continue reading →
Calgary was hit with up to 30 centimetres of snow as of Saturday, while other areas of the province are under a heavy snowfall warning. Continue reading →
In Calgary, four to nine centimeters of snow is possible on Saturday, with higher amounts on the western and southern edges of the city. Continue reading →
Most areas under the snowfall warning are expecting 20 to 30 centimeters of snow this weekend. Continue reading →
Areas of Alberta recorded new all-time low temperatures for January 1 before the forecast began to turnaround across the province. Continue reading →
Environment Canada said starting late Sunday evening into Monday morning, a westerly breeze was expected to reach 60 km/h in Calgary, “with gusts as strong as 100 km/h in the wake of the front.” Continue reading →
Jesse Wagar, a meteorologist with Environment Canada’s Prairie and Arctic Storm Prediction Centre, said it appears Calgary broke a record for temperature for Sept. 11. Continue reading →
Late Tuesday afternoon the sky over Calgary turned gloomy, light showers fell, and breezy, cool, north winds continued. Continue reading →
Mother Nature turned up the heat on Monday. Continue reading →