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Time Change on Sunday

Saturday, March 12, 2016 @ 4:11 AM

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Prince George, B.C. – Daylight Saving Time starts in Canada and the United States this weekend, meaning you turn your timekeeping devices ahead one hour.

Officially, standard time comes to an end at 2:00 am tomorrow, Sunday, and you turn the clock forward one hour to 3:00 am daylight time.

The sun will rise and set about an hour later tomorrow than today, but you’ll have more light later into the evening.

Daylight Saving Time will end on November 6th, when you can turn everything back an hour to revert to standard time.  And then you’ll get more light in the mornings.


I wonder when they will stop messing with the clocks, it really screws up us people who work twelve hours then try to get a good night sleep

I agree Onyx, we keep changing the clocks pretending there’ll be more daylight. The sun only stays in the sky so long and it’s moved on again, don’t matter what the clock says.
Some seem to think we save energy, I get up in the dark & come home in the dark, my lights are on. I don’t know why we cant go to daylight savings time & LEAVE IT!
I have to send a note to Shirley Bond & Mike Morris & see if they can convince the “Chief Time Changer” to join the Kooteneys & Peace River area to stay on the same zone year round. Who knows maybe the rest of North America will see the light.

DST has now been used in places around the world for some 100yrs. As far as I have read, the studies done over the last century do not show that it has been effective.
Look into it for yourself (if you have an opinion whether to keep it, or scrap it) and you will discover that the only agreed benefit of DST is that you get an extra hour of daylight in the summer evenings.
Energy savings was one of the main reasons for starting daylight savings time (aka: summertime) but years of studies still cannot agree that it is of any significant benefit.
Many have opted out of DST, my own opinion is that we should as well.

    I don’t think it had anything to do with saving energy 100 years ago. It was brought in to give farmers an extra hour for planting crops and tending fields in the spring.

      That’s right , it had nothing to do with farmers . It was first used by Germany to save energy for the ww1 effort . Then used again for ww2 . Then brought into law in 1966 . Personally I find it redictulas and disruptive .

if by moving the clocks forward in spring we save daylight, lets leave it there and enjoy the saved daylight year round..

This old custom is not only annoying but costly and time consuming for all..

DST is a complete waste of time. Period. Why don’t we just get rid of it already. In a logical world this has no benefit.

split it in the middle — move it half an hour and just leave it alone.

We can be like the far east of Canada and be half an hour off from everyone else .

When they change Sunday leave it that, lighter in the afternoon during winter.

These comments and those expressed on climate change on the free for all leave me laughing, albeit in a good way.

Good Grief! I could think about hundreds of issues that are more important than changing the hour. A neighbours dog has more effect on my sleep – yes, not once a year but year ’round. I like the xtra hour in the fall!
I would rather discuss how Ataloss’s airplane is going to fly from here to Timbuktoo on solar panels.

    Search electric aircraft. Or get some kid to show you his drone and think scale .

For those challenged with the question of whether to save or not save daylight, just think of the people who live in Quito or other places along the equator. The have just over 12 hours of daylight all year long. The sun rises at about 6:20am and sets at about 6:27pm give or take a few seconds.

Quito does not observe DST. It is at UTC-5hrs all year.

On the other hand, places like Old Crow in the Yukon use very few daylight hours over the winter and save them for the summer when they have daylight virtually all day long for a short spell and diminishing amount over the months so that they can put some daylight hours into the local daylight savings account.

Has anyone ever considered that you are in control of how you set your watch? Those who do a considerable amount of business internationally, especially predominately to one time zone, and even into Eastern Canada and USA time zones have at least one time piece set to those time zones and plan their working times around those time zones.

With today’s smart phones and other computerized devices, including those carried on one’s wrist, it is easy to accommodate the time zones of others to that of your own.

More an more people may be working shift hour type of schedules in the future as the world shrinks. The one thing we cannot change is the daily and seasonal changes of the positional relation of the globe we live on to our sun.

On the other hand, each of us can choose to live on another part of the globe which best accommodates us. :-)

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