Compiled by Lucie Roy
Seniors’ Voice – With Feb. 2 being Groundhog Day, we asked some local seniors if they were familiar with the tradition and if they believe in the groundhog’s predictions.
Doris Houle-Lewoniuk said the groundhog’s shadow means another six weeks of winter. “Do not believe in it, never seen one come out. Cute superstition,” she said.
Simone Gervais – “He sees his shadow or not and he has been right quite a few times.”
Mary Boissonnault said if he sees his shadow it’s six more weeks of winter or the opposite, but she said she does not believe in it. She said her mother was too superstitious and it rubbed her the wrong way.
Groundhog Day in Canada is based on the belief a groundhog coming out of its home in mid-winter to predict if spring is on its way. According to folklore, if the groundhog sees its shadow on Feb. 2 it will return to its burrow, indicating there will be six more weeks of winter. If it does see its shadow, then spring is on its way.
School Views – We asked Primeau School students – “What is your favourite subject and why?”
Theron Hogg said his favourite subject is probably music and the drum because it just gives him a chance to be creative.
Dana Peterson said Industrial Arts was her favourite because she gets to use her hands and carve stuff.
Jared Loseth favours math, which combines his strongest subject with his favourite teacher.
Brayden Roberts said science was his favourite because he loves learning about everything and learning about everything to do with science.