Groundhog Day

Nova Scotia's Shubenacadie Sam (CP File)

Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam (CP File)

Folklore suggests if a groundhog sees its shadow on Groundhog Day it will flee back to its burrow, heralding six more weeks of winter and if it doesn’t, it means spring is just around the corner.

Ontario’s Wiarton Willie did not see his shadow this morning which would mean an early spring.

However, Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam did see his shadow which would mean six more weeks of winter.

In the United States, Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow meaning spring will come early.

So which groundhog do you believe?

As it turns out, history has shown that the groundhogs are correct only about 30 percent of the time.

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