It’s that time of year again.
Yes, while politicians trumpeted the change regarding DST, nothing has changed.
And on Sunday, March 13, at 2 a.m., British Columbians will move the clocks forward one hour again to begin Daylight Savings Time 2022.
Many B.C. residents hoped the province would suspend the semi-annual change after winning support to end the change in 2019 in an online poll that found more than 93% of the record 223,273 Britons Colombians indicated a preference for permanence. Summer time time.
The provincial government even proposed legislation in October 2019 that would have required British Columbians to set the clocks this spring and possibly leave them permanently in the fall of 2020.
However, British Columbia is waiting for a few US states, including California, to pull the trigger.
South of the border, bills have been introduced in many US states to scrap the measure, but so far the only place it has become law is Arizona.
British Columbia has joined the governments of Ontario, Quebec and Alberta in considering eliminating Daylight Savings Time.
Ontario passed a bill to end daylight saving time, but made it dependent on New York and Quebec, as the regions share trade, and a federal government, split between the two provinces.
Some areas of Canada that do not use daylight saving time include Fort St. John, Charlie Lake, Taylor and Dawson Creek in British Columbia, Creston in the East Kootenays, and most of Saskatchewan (except Denare Beach and Creighton).
Also, Yukoners won’t be changing their clocks because they’re already on daylight saving time after choosing to make the change permanent in 2020.
Previously, Canada applied Daylight Savings Time from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October.
However, thanks to legislation passed in 2006, daylight saving time now begins three weeks earlier, on the second Sunday in March, and ends on the first Sunday in November.
This change kept Canada’s daylight saving time pattern consistent with that of the United States, which enacted an extended energy law extending daylight saving time in the same manner.
Of course, the time change happens on a Sunday, but the public should be aware of some of the pitfalls of the event when preparing for work on Monday morning – with more daylight in the late afternoon. midday and evening, early morning journeys will see less light.
Many health professionals believe that the time change has adverse effects on the human body.
Some doctors have suggested that the risk of strokes and heart attacks increases after the time change.
Additionally, the number of car accidents also tends to increase once jet lag occurs, with reports of an 8% increase in accidents the day after a time change.