The Canadian Press

2022-02-02 | Groundhog Day

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Canada's two foremost weather-minded marmots are at loggerheads. Nova Scotia's celebrity groundhog, Shubenacadie Sam (shoo-bih-NACK'-uh-dee) Sam, is predicting a long, cold winter ahead, while Ontario's Wiarton Willie claims an early spring is on the way. Willie was rolled out onto a stage in a Plexiglas box and -- according to Wiarton Mayor Janice Jackson -- proclaimed spring was nigh. (Folklore has it that if a groundhog sees its shadow on February 2nd, it will retreat into its burrow, heralding six more weeks of wintry weather. No shadow is said to foretell the early arrival of spring-like temperatures.)

Date: 2022-02-02
Placeline: WIARTON, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 11 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << Willie says it's an early spring or early spring everybody you heard it here first from mayor Janet Jackson and of course light from Willy's mouth himself >>