Day light savings time – time to see it end

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.

Sessions 3W electric table clock
Sessions 3W electric table clock

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?

4 thoughts on “Day light savings time – time to see it end

  1. Now I have to reset all my windup clocks! Only have 6, it shouldn’t take me too long! If the time and the chime are the same. Susan


    1. 6, you are lucky. Easier at this time of the year as you advance them ahead. In the fall it is a hassle because the clocks must be stopped. Its time we end this nonsense.


      1. My! As someone who lives in an equatorial country, I can only imagine (the hassle—especially for those with quite a number of clocks). Thanks for lightening me up.


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