Alberta’s groundhog Balzac Billy gave the thumbs up Friday morning to a early spring for the prairies.
Steve Neubauer, breakfast organizer with Balzac Business Community Association, said the Balzac’s groundhog mascot came out of his burrow at about 8:11 a.m. this morning. After a good stretch and scratch, he looked around and gave the thumbs up indicating that spring will be early.
A thumbs down would have meant six more weeks of winter.
Groundhog Day celebrations in Balzac were held at Blue Grass Nursery and Garden Centre.