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Don’t Forget To Change Your Clocks For Daylight Savings Time This Weekend

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It’s that time of the year again; Daylight Savings Time is happening soon, so remember to prepare your clocks.

At 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 14, you’ll need to turn your clocks forward by one hour

While it does mean you’ll lose an hour of sleep, we will benefit with an extra hour of light in the evenings.

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However, this may be the last time we change our clocks. B.C. premiere John Horgan is working to abolish the time change.

The government put out a poll to 200,000 Canadians during the summer of 2019 asking if they wanted to continue changing the clocks. Of those people, 93% voted to scrap the time change. But many scientists have warned about the health risk of sticking to Daylight Savings Time.

Myriam Juda, a Simon Fraser University research associate, told Global News, the change could have a negative effect on us.

“Our biological clock and circadian rhythm need morning light exposure,” she said. “If we don’t get light in the morning, our clock drifts to a later time so it gets harder and harder to wake up.”

In 2020, Horgan stated a decision to abolish daylight saving time had been delayed in North America due to COVID-19.


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