Daylight savings Time – let’s end this nonsense

Daylight savings Time; let’s follow the province of British Columbia’s (BC) lead and get rid of DST.

In the meantime set your clocks back one hour if still you live in an area where the convention is still followed.

Waterbury drop octagon dial

Typically, regions that use daylight saving time adjust clocks forward one hour close to the start of spring and adjust them backward in the autumn to standard time. In Canada we have a little expression, “Spring ahead, Fall behind” to make it easy to remember what to do twice a year. In Canada, it is the second Sunday in March and the first Sunday in November.

Vienna Regulator dial
Vienna Regulator dial

As mentioned there has been a push to scrap the time-switch in Canada. British Columbia (western-most province of Canada) petitioned to end daylight saving time in the province back in 2015. Tens of thousands supported the move to end daylight-savings time.

In the spring of 2019 British Columbians were invited to share their views on how to observe time in its province. Most areas of B.C. currently “spring forward” into Daylight Saving Time during summer months and “fall back” to Standard Time in the winter.

Parts of a dial

Premier John Horgan of BC introduced enabling legislation on November 1, 2019 to make Daylight Saving Time (DST) permanent.

But the changes will not come into effect until after Sunday.

Let’s hope that other provinces follow BCs lead. Are you listening Nova Scotia government?


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