If you're hoping for an early spring, there was some unwanted news from Mount Washington Wednesday morning. Van Isle Violet, an Island marmot who is famous for her Groundhog Day predictions, has indicated we can expect six more weeks of winter.
However, there was some good news this week for all the other days that have felt like Groundhog Day so far in 2022. Dr. Bonnie Henry said she expects to begin lifting restrictions by Feb. 21.
As more people receive their booster shots, and with high vaccinations rates protecting most of the population from serious illness, the Provincial Health Officer said hospitalizations caused by Omicron have likely peaked.
"We can get through this. We will reach a point when we no longer need provincial orders or extraordinary measures," Dr. Henry said.