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Remember to 'Spring Forward' Sunday for Daylight Saving Time

Lone Sheep Publishing
By Lone Sheep Publishing
March 11th, 2021

Thoughts of Daylight Saving Time change going the way of the dinosaur have been put on hold for another year as British Columbians spring forward at 2 a.m. Sunday to enter Daylight Saving Time 2021.

Many British Columbias had hoped the province would shelve the twice-a-year change after support of putting an end to the change in 2019 was gained during an online survey that revealed more than 93% of the record 223,273 British Columbians indicated a preference to permanent Daylight Savings Time.

The provincial government even proposed legislation in October 2019 that would have had British Columbians set clocks this spring and possibly leave them permanently in the fall of 2020.

However, with California sticking to the Daylight Saving Time change, BC will follow along before putting an end to the twice-a-year switch.

Some areas of Canada not using Daylight Saving Time include, Fort St. John, Charlie Lake, Taylor and Dawson Creek in British Columbia, Creston in the East Kootenays, and most of Saskatchewan (except Denare Beach and Creighton).

As well, people in Yukon will not be switching clocks as they are already are on Daylight Saving Time after opting to make the change permanent in 2020.

Previously, Canada had observed Daylight Saving Time from the first Sunday in April until the last Sunday in October.

However, through legislation passed in 2006, Daylight Saving Time now begins three weeks earlier, on the second Sunday in March, ending on the first Sunday in November.

This change in Daylight Savings Time kept Canada’s Daylight Saving Time pattern consistent with the United States which enacted into law a broad energy bill that extended Daylight Saving Time in the same manner.

Of course, the time change happens on a Sunday, but the public should be aware of some of the pitfalls of the event when getting ready for work Monday morning — with more daylight during the late afternoon and early evening commutes, comes darker mornings.

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