Boomer Gallant to retire from Compass in April – Prince Edward Island

After 31 years on CBC News: Compass, weather specialist Kevin “Boomer” Gallant will retire April 28, he announced Monday on live television.

‘ I just want to go out on a high note and I think Bruce and I will do that at the end of April.’
— Kevin “Boomer” Gallant

“I’m ready to retire and am looking forward to those days,” he told CBC News earlier. “I’m going to be a grandfather in a couple of months time, so grandchildren, a happy family and I’m looking forward to some special days ahead.”

Gallant gardens 10 months of the year — and will continue to in his retirement. (Submitted by Kevin ‘Boomer’ Gallant)

Gallant said he’d been talking about retirement with his family since last October. Last week, when Compass host Bruce Rainnie announced he’d accepted a new job in Halifax starting in May, Gallant said he knew the time was right.

“To go out together I…

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