Daylight saving time ends this weekend.
In March, we skip our clocks ahead one hour to inject more sunlight into the evenings. From Vancouver Island to St. John’s, starting at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, Canadians will adjust their clocks back for an extra hour of sleep.
First introduced to Canada 100 years ago as a way to save coal, the time change is now an annual event stomached by all, except Saskatchewen.
Most of the world doesn’t do the time warp.
Daylight saving time is forced on 1.6 billion people worldwide, which means 79 per cent of the world’s population does not participate in the changing of the clock game twice a year. Of course, part of this is due to most of the worlds population centered near the equator, where daylight shifts aren’t nearly as dramatic. Many countries including India, South Africa and the Philippines, used to practice daylight saving time before determining it wasn’t worth the trouble. China, ditched daylight saving time in 1992. With four time zones, China sets its watches to Beijing time.
Scientific research suggests the whole clock-switching thing is a big waste of time.
National Research Council of Canada says it’s probably not saving any energy.
It makes us less productive: Germany’s University of Erlangen-Nuremberg researchers found no evidence of utility gains when the clocks move back in autumn.
It makes us feel like zombies: Penn State University found that when we’re tired we spend an increased amount of time “Cyberloafing”
(monkeying around on the Internet instead of working).
NEW PETITION ASKING FOR A REFERENDUM IN BRITISH COLUMBIA…. Click here.
Twice a year, in B.C. and in most parts of Canada, Canadians join with approximately 76 other countries around the world and practice Daylight Saving Time (DST).
We would like to stop this practice and remain on one time all year long. Preferably staying on DST all year long.
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