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Time to 'Spring Forward' with Daylight Savings Time

Time change, or the ritual known as “Spring Forward” happens the second Sunday in March.

Politicians keep talking about it, but, — what a surprise — nothing changes.

So, Sunday, like many other past years, people will lose an hour or precious sleep thanks to Daylight Savings Time, not going the way of the dinosaur, and beginning at 2 a.m.

Time change, or the ritual known as “Spring Forward” happens the second Sunday in March.

Previously, Canada had observed Daylight Saving Time from the first Sunday in April until the last Sunday in October.

However, through legislation passed in 2006, Daylight Saving Time now begins three weeks earlier, on the second Sunday in March, ending on the first Sunday in November.

This change in Daylight Saving Time kept Canada's Daylight Saving Time pattern consistent with the United States which enacted into law a broad energy bill that extended Daylight Saving Time in the same manner.

Some areas of Canada not using 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).

Other places that do not participate in DST are Arizona and Hawaii — along with the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Island.

Of course the time changes happens on a Sunday, but the public should be aware of some of the pitfalls of the event when getting ready for work Monday morning — with more daylight during the late afternoon and early evening commutes, comes darker mornings.