It’s almost time to turn our clocks back one hour.
Most Canadians will be turning their clocks back by an hour this weekend as the country moves off daylight time. The clocks fall back at 2 a.m. on Sunday.
In B.C. of the Peace River Regional District (including the communities of Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Hudson’s Hope, Fort St. John, Taylor and Tumbler Ridge) is on Mountain Time and does not observe DST. This means that the region’s clocks are the same as Alberta’s in the winter and then the same as the rest of B.C. in the summer. Fort Nelson, B.C. is also on MST year round.
The East Kootenay region of southeastern BC (including the communities of Cranbrook, Fernie, Sparwood, Golden and Invermere) is on Mountain Time and observes DST. This means that the region is always on the same time as Alberta. One exception in this region is Creston, which observes MST year-round.
This week British Columbia tabled legislation that would allow the entire province to move permanently to daylight time.
It’s unlikely to happen, though, unless U.S. states like Oregon, Washington and California follow through on their own efforts to scrap the semi-annual time change.
Similar bills have been tabled in Ontario and Alberta in recent years, but neither one passed.
With files from The Canadian Press