CBCNN's weather man, meteorologist Jay Scotland, is leaving the national network to go to CBC Toronto. I didn't have a good time watching CBC Toronto news when we lived in Muskoka. I argued with the forecaster for years, since they'd give the temperatures of, say, Etobicoke and downtown Toronto, and he would fail to cover Muskoka weather. "Didn't have time" he wrote.
Now, many folks drive to and from Toronto for meetings. When I was on a CAS Board of Directors, we had to go to TO for provincial meetings. We would have a million cottagers driving from TO to the Muskoka region on a long weekend. It was important to know if there would be a small barrier, such as 160cm of snow, say...
It is so difficult getting accurate weather forecasts AND weather conditions up here in Central Ontario!This is the problem living anywhere far from the big cities. Jay Scotland, despite doing a National weather report and forecast, managed to cover several cities from coast-to-coast.
Jay was trending Friday across Canada after he announced his move to CBC TO! Since he and his wife had a baby, he seemed to be doing some interesting activities. I don't think he was jumping the shark, although there is much competition for audience share.
@JayScotland You're well liked across Canada Jay & you will be missed by many Canadians on @CBCNews Network. All the best! @TrendsmapCanadaI tweeted Jay, who is going to TO news:
@JayScotland Remember to look after Muskoka! @CBCToronto