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Thursday, 10 April 2008
Dave Devall, King Of The Weathermen After 50 Years


Dave started as a weatherman on television at CHEX, Peterborough in 1958. I first saw him as a forecaster on CKVR, Barrie from 1959 to 1960. In earlier 1961, he made his appearence on CTV Toronto and has been with them ever since. To work over fifty years at one job shows me that he really likes it and he's good at what he does.

There's always a personal touch in his weather forecasting. He tells you if you need an umbrella, a coat or sunscreen.

The humourous touches like writing COOL on the transparent wall and then putting his eyes through the "OO" does the trick (LOL).

He banters around with the other newscasters and often gives the impression that he's creating the weather. There also a running joke about the fact that "he came from or is still living" in Bolsover, Ontario. I never knew where Bolsover was until I looked it up on the internet. It's situated East of Lake Simcoe near Beaverton. These are very senic rural areas of Ontario and part of Canada's vast wilderness. I went to a day camp in Beaverton when I was a kid and had a great time.

Dave is also a pilot and an honourary colonel of a Canadian regiment. He sometimes wears his uniform when broadcasting. He's still the number one meterologist in charge of the weather.

Posted by qualteam at 10:23 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 10 April 2008 10:58 PM EDT

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