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.)
Gas is nearly $1.30 now, our city taxes are going up by at least 3%, Hydro is giving us fancy new expensive meters, I’m pretty sure our Shaw bill goes up every month and now we’re going to lose an hour of sleep over the weekend with the time change. It almost seems like things just aren’t going our way. Top five other signs things just aren’t going our way.
#5. Brian Burke would like to see us in his office after the game tonight.
#4. At any point in the day we find ourselves running with a bathroom plunger.
#3. For any reason we find ourselves Google-ing the word “suppository” this morning.
#2. We mistake the boss’s handshake for the kid’s “pull my finger”. (Ooops)
#1. Our roll up the rim says “please do NOT play again — — ya looser”.
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.
The national leader of the NDP is stopping in Prince George. Jack Layton will be here to make an announcement at 9am and then he hits the road. He’s scheduled to be in Cranbrook by the early afternoon.
Boy, PG at 9am and Cranbrook by early afternoon? That just doesn’t seem possible.
I mean it’s possible for a guy like Michael Ignatieff, who just calls up his brother in-law in Sweden who’s in charge of the Lithuanian Air Force (and is thinking of running for the Prime Ministers job in Luxembourg) to stop by the PG airport in a F16 and “off ya go”.
It would also be totally possible for Prime Minister Steve to make the trip. He would just call in one of those billionaire rich guys he has in his back pocket and they could scoot over and jet him off to Cranbrook on a moments notice.
But, Jack Layton?
We’re talkin’ Air Canada here. If he leaves on the 10:15 this morning, he’s not in Cranbrook til 6:30 tonight and if he’s driving to Cranbrook, he better keep that 9am announcement really short and hope for a strong tail wind.
[Dramatic pause] Unless the NDP have perfected time travel with some sort of New Democratic Wormhole device. Yes! There is no other explanation. The NDP have perfected time travel!
Oh, and if you wouldn’t mind Mr. Layton – seeing as your going to be in your wormhole device, ripping through the time-space continuum anyway, we’ll have one medium single/single and a large black please – about an hour ago, please.