Time to turn the clock back this weekend. (submitted)

Time to turn the clock back this weekend. (submitted)

Time to turn back the clocks

Not everybody is in favour of daylight saving time

Daylight saving time ends this weekend, on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2 a.m.

The days will be getting shorter, it’s time again to turn the clocks back one hour.

Not everyone is in favour of the twice-a-year time shift, however.

At the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention this September, the City of Grand Forks submitted a resolution suggesting the abolition of daylight saving time, noting “research has shown the practice of changing to Pacific Daylight Savings Time each spring can have a negative impact on people’s health and cognitive awareness.”

The resolution was endorsed by the Association of Kootenay & Boundary local governments but didn’t get much further.

It’s not the first time there’s been a push to end the practice. It’s happened to no avail three other times at the UBCM’s previous annual meetings.

Premier John Horgan went on record this year saying he’s not opposed to looking at the issue but it’s not on the top of his priority list and he’d like to hear from citizens first.


Lake Cowichan Gazette