Bios

Bruce Rainnie

Bruce RainnieBruce Rainnie is the host of CBC News: Compass, the evening news program in Prince Edward Island. In that role, Bruce has helped Compass achieve the status of number-one rated supperhour news broadcast in the country.

On January 30, 2008, Bruce hosted a special Compass broadcast from Fredericton, PEI. It focussed on how Islanders were dealing with a severe ice storm and widespread power outages. This program received a Gemini Award for "Best News Special Event Coverage".

In addition, Bruce is nationally known for his work with CBC Sports. Along with being a regular host on Hockey Night in Canada, he has broadcast five Olympic Games and had the honour of calling the recent Gold Medal performance of Canadian Showjumper Eric Lamaze in Hong Kong. In March of 2004, he researched, co-produced, and hosted "Great Expectations", a half-hour primetime documentary on hockey sensation Sidney Crosby.

In January of 2008, with the passing of the legendary Don Wittman, Bruce was named the voice of Curling on CBC.

The award-winning broadcaster has expanded his professional duties to include hosting CBC News: Morning, the Celtic Colours Music Festival, Tall Ships 2000, Spruce Meadows Showjumping, Rogers Cup Tennis, and the CFL on CBC.

Bruce lives in Charlottetown with his wife, Kendra, and their young son, Mark.


Kevin "Boomer" Gallant

Kevin One of the most recognizable faces on Prince Edward Island is Kevin "Boomer" Gallant. He was born and raised in Charlottetown and in his 23rd year as weather host on CBC-TV on P.E.I.

Boomer also appears frequently on CBC's national 24-hour news channel, CBC Newsworld, and can often be found on the national morning show, CBC News: Morning. He works extensively with community groups, often visiting schools and working together with organizations to promote not-for-profit projects.

Outside of his work at the CBC, Boomer is known for the 16 years he spent calling harness races at the Charlottetown Driving Park. When not tracking weather systems, he can be found in his backyard flower garden or at the local gym, working as a fitness instructor. He lives in Charlottetown with his two children, Allyson and Brad.