Bad news today:
We found out that we lost one of the famous national symbols of “Groundhog Day.”
“Wiarton Willie“ has passed away at 13.
Mayor Janice Jackson of South Bruce Peninsula posted a letter expressing the regions gratitude for Willie for having “served our Town, Province and Country with immense pride.”
Willie outlived the average Groundhog by almost a decade. And even more amazing was that Willie was of the albino variety which usually have even shorter lifespans.
Funeral details are forthcoming.