I Propose A Later Canadian Groundhog Day

As the walrus said, the time has come. Not to talk of many things, but to rejig the calendar so that Groundhog Day makes sense in Canada. The day when we North Americans turn to the highly scientific method of weather forecasting, namely the actions of a sleepy rodent, is observed on February second. IfContinue reading “I Propose A Later Canadian Groundhog Day”

#TBT Canada Needs to Adjust Groundhog Day Parameters

Early reports indicate that Punxsutawney Phil, having seen his shadow and darted back inside his hole, is predicting a long winter. Meanwhile in Canada all eyes are on Wiarton Willie to see what he thinks of the chances of an early spring. The rule of hog – dare I say the ground rule – is thatContinue reading “#TBT Canada Needs to Adjust Groundhog Day Parameters”

Variation on a Theme: Groundhog Day or Tabby Cat Day

It’s Groundhog Day, February 2nd. Over the years it has grown into a huge marketing extravaganza. Punxsutawney Phil and here in Canada Wiarton Willie (who seems to have passed on) are media icons on this day. Once a year, in front of scores of media, the groundhog emerges from his hole and, if he seesContinue reading “Variation on a Theme: Groundhog Day or Tabby Cat Day”

Canada Needs to Adjust Groundhog Day Parameters

Early reports indicate that Punxsutawney Phil, having seen his shadow and darted back inside his hole, is predicting a long winter. Meanwhile in Canada all eyes are on Wiarton Willie to see what he thinks of the chances of an early spring. The rule of hog – dare I say the ground rule – is thatContinue reading “Canada Needs to Adjust Groundhog Day Parameters”