Canada’s most famous groundhog, Wiarton Willie, emerged from his burrow this morning with a prediction for an early spring. That’s good news for Bruce Power, a ‘Willie’s Friend’ sponsor of this week’s Wiarton Willie Festival.

An early spring with milder weather means less energy consumption which is good for Ontario at time when Bruce Unit 5 is scheduled to be offline for planned maintenance and life-extension activities. Bruce Power supplies 30 per cent of the province’s electricity at 30 per cent below the average residential price of power.

The Wiarton Willie Festival runs until Sunday, Feb. 5. For more information, check out http://visitwiarton.ca/profile/wiarton-willie-festival/959/.