When people living in the Yukon Territory, Canada switch their clocks forward to Daylight Saving Time Sunday March 8th, it will be for the last time. The government announced March 4th, that the territory will keep the time change permanent, after hearing an overwhelming majority of residents said they would rather remain an hour ahead than switch back in November.
The Yukon’s announcement comes as British Columbia, our most western province, mulls its own permanent Daylight Saving Time.
Daylight savings Time; let’s follow Yukon’s 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.
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.
There has been a push to scrap the time-switch in Canada. Let’s hope that other provinces follow Yukon’s lead. Are you listening Nova Scotia government?