Daylight savings time ends November 3

Ron Graham, owner of The Clock Gallery, reminds everyone to turn their clocks back one hour.  Photo: Les Bazso, PNG

Ron Graham, owner of The Clock Gallery, reminds everyone to turn their clocks back one hour.
Photo: Les Bazso, PNG

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Remember to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night, November 2. Starting at 2 a.m. on November 3, daylight savings time ends for the year.

What is daylight savings time?
Twice a year we change our clocks. In March, we move our clocks ahead one hour. This starts daylight savings time. In the fall, we change the time back. Daylight savings time ends the first Sunday in November.

Who uses daylight savings time?
Some parts of Canada do not go on daylight savings time. The province of Saskatchewan does not, for example.

Some parts of British Columbia do not use daylight savings time. The Peace River area of BC does not. This area includes Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Taylor and Tumbler Ridge.  In the East Kootenay, Creston does not change.

Why do we use daylight savings time?
This is a good question. Not everyone agrees that it is a good idea.

Many people think that daylight savings time will save on electricity. We will use less energy and reduce the artificial light used. Most studies, however, disagree. One study done in California showed that it had no effect on energy use in California.

Many people like it because they work during the day. The longer evenings give them time to exercise. They can spend time out doors with their families.

Why change the clocks at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning?
Most people are asleep at 2:00 in the morning.  They do not notice the change. They have Sunday to get used to the change before going back to school or work.

One thing is for sure, you can get an extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning, November 3, when you change to daylight savings time.

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2 thoughts on “Daylight savings time ends November 3

  1. The word is “saving”, not “savings”. Please try to be accurate, even in this day of diminishing use of English as a working language.

    • I looked it up. You are right! Saving without an ‘s’ is the correct word. In Canada, the US and Australia, the added ‘s’ is common, however. So readers will see and hear both.

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