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Re: Daylight Saving Time

Postby deja vu on Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:09 pm

That went fast. Yes it's time to spring forward and set your clocks ahead an hour.

http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/0 ... -time?lite


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Re: Daylight Saving Time

Postby CielOnTap on Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:36 pm

Give me a cheer! Three more days until Standard Time returns to North America. Hip, hip, HOORAY. Yes, a happy moderator is a good sign. :roll:
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Re: Daylight Saving Time

Postby dreamon on Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:12 pm

Here we go again.

I cheat and do it before bedtime. Does anyone really stay up until 2am to turn the darn things back?

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Re: Daylight Saving Time

Postby deja vu on Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:25 pm

I came across a site that lists countries and when they Spring Ahead begins and when we Fall Back in 2014.

For Canada and the US, it's March 9th and they fall back on November 2nd.

Take a look -

http://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/2014.html
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Re: Daylight Saving Time

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:46 am

Two months and two days until North America reverts to Standard Time. It's likely that electricity suppliers have different consumption rates/times in effect around the same time as the clock change.

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Re: Daylight Saving Time

Postby deja vu on Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:22 pm

It's time! One hour back at 2am, but for most it will be before bedtime.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/daylight-s ... -1.2816780


There are a number of exceptions dotted across Canada including:

* Creston, B.C., which uses mountain standard time all year.
* The areas of Québec east of 63 degrees west longitude, which is on Atlantic standard time year round.
* Southampton Island in Nunavut, which is always on eastern standard time.
* Pickle Lake, Ont., and Atikokan, Ont., which observe eastern standard time.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_s ... ted_States


the exceptions In the U.S. are -

* Arizona (except for the Navajo Nation, which does observe daylight saving time)
* Hawaii
* Puerto Rico
* American Samoa
* Guam
* The Northern Mariana Islands
* The US Virgin Islands.



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Re: Daylight Saving Time

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:28 am

I thought there was one area of Saskatchewan that was observing only Standard Time all year round. I had not known about the BC and Quebec locations. As for the US island territories-tourism is made easier if the time does not change.

Found reference to the Time Act 1966: Saskatchewan is on Central Standard Time year-round except for Battle River (Lloydminister), which observes Mountain Standard Time in the winter.

Hadn't realized that the Northern Mariana Islands were US territories? It's not a familiar name at international sporting events but the place does show up on clothing labels (check licensed designer sportswear tags).

What a treat to have that extra hour for sleep today!
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Re: Daylight Saving Time

Postby CielOnTap on Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:33 pm

Next week, North Americans will do one of their least favourite things-put their clocks forward on Sunday, March 8. However, the gardening fans might be already thinking of sprouting seeds for May planting or getting their potting area ready for a warm day.

http://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/events.html

Antarctica goes ahead on Daylight Saving Time by one week, so this Sunday is DST day.
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Re: Daylight Saving Time

Postby 123duyusee on Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:06 pm

Have to get this date into my computer calendar and put a note on the fridge! Thanks for the advance notice.
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Re: Daylight Saving Time

Postby dreamon on Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:33 pm

Tick Tock, it's that time of year again and hopefully the last for Canada.


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On time zones, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland are not alone on this planet.

At 2 a.m. Sunday, Saskatchewan will effectively remain on daylight time, while the other provinces return to standard time.

Going by the sun's position in the sky, Saskatchewan should be on mountain time, the same as Alberta. The border city of Lloydminster gets it right and uses mountain time but the rest of Saskatchewan is effectively on daylight time year round, while the province says it's on standard time.

Lots of places do the same, and some by more than an hour.



http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/time-zones ... -1.3296797


It's time to reset the clocks and "fall back" this weekend.

Canadians in provinces that use daylight saving time during the summer months will need to turn their clocks back by an hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday Nov. 1 for the switch to local standard time (although it's probably a good idea to do it before heading to bed Saturday night).

In other words, at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday the clocks officially roll back to 1 a.m. and people will get an extra hour in bed.



http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/end-of-da ... -1.1333086


There is enough evidence to end the practice in Canada, hopefully this is the last time we have to deal with it. Change.org has been busy with so many Canadian petitions since our election started and now finished and DST is the latest one to sign up and with enough signatures, perhaps Trudeau will let the rest stay in line with Saskatchewan.

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