Wiarton Willie will be the centre of attention today as his hometown celebrates the 60th anniversary of its Groundhog Day festival.
Ontario’s famous albino groundhog will emerge from his home later this morning to make his annual prediction.
According to tradition, if the groundhog sees its shadow when it emerges from its burrow there will be six more weeks of winter.
No shadow means an early spring.
An untimely death has cast a shadow over this year’s Groundhog Day festivities in Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Willow, the Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre’s resident prognosticator, died Friday at age five — so this morning’s Groundhog Day
events have been cancelled.
Festivities will go as planned today in other Canadian cities