It’s time to admit that I’ve had a special place in my heart for Groundhog Day ever since seeing the movie of the same name. Going even further back in my memory, I can still recall the confusion I had when it was first explained to me by one of my elementary school teachers. “If he sees his shadow, that means it’s sunny, right? If it’s sunny that means winter will last longer? That’s totally backwards!” My young logical mind got all twisted in knots.

I can report that today in Vancouver any groundhog that dares take a peak above ground will most definitely be scared by the rarely seen sunshine that we are enjoying this week. I guess it’s another 6 weeks of winter for us. As long as this sunshine stays around, I won’t mind.