British Columbians uncertain about goal of Daylight Saving Time: BC Hydro

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Canada and parts of Europe also observe DST, but it's called "summer time" across the pond. In fact, several attempts have been made in the past to change Daylight Saving Time for Arkansas. A study published previous year found daylight saving time transitions may be tied to an increased risk of a common type of stroke.

So, should we still schedule our lives around daylight saving time?

That would put Alaska two hours off of Seattle time for most of the year.

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While Daylight Saving Time has been a constant in most of the United States since 1966, whether or not it will remain that way is yet to be seen. The practice wasn't made permanent in the USA until 1973, when President Richard Nixon signed the Emergency Daylight Saving Time Energy Conservation Act. A full 56 per cent of British Columbians would prefer if B.C. remained on standard time year-round, like our Saskatchewan counterparts. Federal law allows a state to exempt itself from observing DST, upon action by the state legislature to do so.

A 2016 study of 300 USA metropolitan areas based on evidence from peer-reviewed academic journals by Chmura Economics and Analytics found that $434 million in annual economic losses are realized in those metro areas due to DST.

According to Insider Health, Daylight Saving Time has been linked to sleep deprivation, decreased mental health, increased suicide rates, increased cardiovascular conditions, and increases in auto accidents and workplace injuries. So, the country dropped the time change until World War II, and only a select number of states chose to follow it after the war's end. Even Mexico City is considering dropping the practice.

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Diamond wrote in the memorandum: "Daylight Saving Time (DST), launched during World War I as an attempt to save energy, has outlived its usefulness".

On the other hand, that same study found the risk fell about as much in the fall, when clocks were turned back. Studies have shown that automobile accidents, workplace injuries, heart attacks, strokes, cluster headaches, miscarriages, depression, and suicides all increase in the weeks following clock changes. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott and Rep.

It's time once again for that obligatory reminder to set those clocks ahead an hour before going to sleep Saturday, March 9 or once you wake up Sunday morning.

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Get ready to spring forward! To save yourself any unnecessary stress and confusion on Sunday, before you go to bed Saturday night, set all your clocks ahead one hour-including the one in your auto if it doesn't change itself.

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