The Canadian PressFebruary 2, 2014 05:18
WIARTON, Ont. - Canada's major prognosticating rodents provided a split decision on whether the country is in for an early spring or six more weeks of winter.
Ontario's Wiarton Willie emerged from his cozy den Sunday morning and immediately spotted his shadow, which according to groundhog folklore means Canadians can expect six more weeks of what has already been a long, cold, snowy winter.
Nova Scotia's Shubenacadie Sam was the first groundhog out, delivering a promising forecast for winter weary Canucks after he did not see his shadow — signalling an early spring.