Only a few months ago, it was that time of year again, when people cranked up the volume on their grills and got ready to start this year off on the right foot. And while you might have gotten really hungry just thinking about it then, what does it all mean? Well, I’m glad you brought that up.
Most school of thoughts believe that Daylight Saving Time (DST) is to help us take advantage of more daylight hours. It provides an opportunity for people to get more daylight hours in the evening for recreation, exercise and travel without having to use artificial lighting. Moving an hour of sunlight from the morning to the evening will make better use of natural resources, save energy, and prevent traffic accidents which are common during rush hour because there’s less daylight in the winter.
In Canada, we change our clocks twice a year if you don’t live in Yukon, most of Saskatchewan, some locations in Québec east of 63° westerly longitude (e.g. Blanc-Sablon), Southampton Island, and some areas in British Columbia. Well, timeanddate.com said so.
Alberta tried to join the ranks of Provinces and territories in Canada that do not use DST but it appears that the way the questions were worded in the last Provincial election was confusing so, the votes of 50.2% of citizens opted to carry on with the tradition. A year ago, Ontario passed a legislation that will end the seemingly primitive practise but they can only proceed if Quebec and New York agree to do the same. It’s a long road to make that happen but time will tell.
While the rest of us continue to change time, The Immigrant Life has some ideas for you on how to change your time this night at 2am depending on your device type. Please see the graphics below for guidance!
Don’t worry, this time change will give you more hours of sleep because you’ll be moving the clocks backward by 1hr. Yay!
Written by Yinka Bakare.