Daylight Savings - 'Fall Back' This Weekend

It is hard to believe that it is almost November! With summer now just a pleasant memory, it is time to celebrate Daylight Savings Time this weekend. We wanted to remind you to turn your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.

What the heck is Daylight Savings Time and what is different with Saskatchewan? Many people do not know that Daylight Savings Time was created in 1915 in Canada, which was around the same time that World War I began. The time change was justified as allowing the country to save on energy and resources such as coal and allow workers to be more productive since they would have a little bit more daylight.

However, not all provinces recognize Daylight Savings Time. In fact, Saskatchewan does not celebrate the time change, even though it shares the same time zone as Alberta. Imagine going to sleep on Saturday night at the same time as your friend in Lethbridge, only to go to work an hour apart the next day!

British Columbia is feeling the pressure to bow out of the time change as well. In fact, it is expected that legislation will be brought forward to end the practice of "falling back" and "springing forward" in the coming months. This would mean that we could enjoy an extra hour of evening light, but if today is any indication, we may not see the sunrise until 8 or 9 in the morning.

We are working throughout this weekend, so if you have any questions about the real estate market, home prices, or value of your property, please feel free to contact our Layzell Dreger & Associates team anytime at 250-585-2601 - even if it is still dark outside!

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