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Wiarton Willie's shadow nowhere in sight

The weather-predicting groundhog called for an early spring
Wiarton Willie
Wiarton Willie sits in his enclosure in Wiarton, Ont., on Feb. 2, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hannah Yoon

Wiarton WIllie did not see his shadow Sunday morning, heralding an early Spring.

The ceremony was not without its complications, the same as most weather forecasting.

Wiarton's mayor Janice Jackson originally told the town criers that Wiarton Willie did not see his shadow, and it would be six more weeks of winter. The error was corrected shortly after.

Earlier in the morning, his maritime counterpart Shubenacadie Sam saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter.

Sam's celebration had to be cancelled due to a major snowstorm.




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