Despite the heavy snow that hit Airdrie last night Balzac Billy was feeling optimistic. 

 The Balzac native Balzac Billy emerged from his hole around 8:15 this morning and did not see his shadow. 

With the famous groundhog not seeing his shadow, he is predicting an early spring. 

Hundreds of people gathered at the Balzac Blue Grass for a free pancake breakfast and to watch the famous groundhog emerge. 


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