In BC, most of us will lose an hour of sleep as we adjust for Daylight Savings Time, but not everyone…
“… Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Hudson’s Hope, Fort St. John, Taylor and Tumbler Ridge are on Mountain Time and do not observe DST. This means that their clocks are the same as those in Edmonton in the winter and the same as Vancouver in the summer.”
“… also Cranbrook, Fernie, Golden and Invermere are on Mountain Time and observes DST, so they are always on the same time as Calgary. One exception: Creston, is the same time as Calgary in the winter, and Vancouver in the summer.” (Source: wikipedia)
In Canada, Saskatchewan never changes…
“Daylight saving time (DST) is now observed in all Canadian provinces, with the exception of most of Saskatchewan, which observes Central Standard Time year-round…” (Source: wikipedia)
As far as the rest of the world…
BLUE=DST is used.
ORANGE=DST is no longer used.
RED= DST has never been used.
Clocks go ahead an hour this Saturday night and that means a shorter day and an hour less of sleep time. However, there are a few good things about the whole ‘loose an hour’ thing — Mike’s top five good things about the time change.
#5. It’s later sooner. Oh, wait, maybe it’s sooner later? Ummm, hold on a second let me get a calculator and pen..
#4. Leafs fans; always appreciate shorter days in March.
#3. Being an hour late for church and cutting right to the communion line!
#2. Cher’s “If I could turn back time.” Over and over and over in your head all day. (Arguably not a good thing.)
Daylight Savings Time ended at 2am, so we all get an extra hour in our day today. Mike’s top five drawbacks of getting an extra hour.
#5. Knowing the clock in the dashboard of the van will be off by an hour til next spring.
#4. Cher, singing that darn song, “If I could turn back time.” Over and over and over in your head all day.
#3. Change the clocks, the batteries in the smoke detectors, change the time on the coffee pot and the thermostat — what extra hour?!
#2. Waking up at 2am, just to feel like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day for an hour.
#1. Forgetting and showing up an hour early for 6am hockey practice at Kin 3 this morning.
People are always asked how they’ll spend the extra hour they get this weekend when we turn the clocks back – and most say they’ll use it to sleep.
Top five other things to do with that extra hour.
#5. Spend it in thoughtful consideration of which better serves society, Facebook or MySpace.
#4. Try to get to level 9 in Call of Duty 4!
#3. Same thing you with with it every year. Forget. Then frantically think up a goofy excuse for why you’re an hour early for church!
#2. Two words: Sl Eep.
#1. Let’s see – change the batteries in the smoke detectors – change all the clocks – vcrs, coffee makers and appliances – change the computers and my phone. What extra hour!