It's time to fall back
Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour either at bedtime on Saturday, Nov. 3 or at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4.
The switch to Pacific standard time from Pacific daylight time means darkness will fall earlier as winter approaches.
In Canada, provinces are responsible for daylight saving time.
In British Columbia, this is handled in the Interpretation Act, which includes reference to time and is the authority under which daylight saving time is prescribed in the province.
The East Kootenay region observes mountain time and clocks there synchronize with Alberta.
The Peace River region does not observe daylight saving time, so clocks there do not change.
Saskatchewan has chosen to remain on central standard time year-round.
In 2007, the provincial government chose to follow the United States and begin daylight saving time three weeks earlier and have it last one week longer.
During a month-long consultation in 2007, the provincial government received 4,296 written and electronic submissions from the public, business and other organizations, with more than 90 per cent in favour of the change.
As part of the Energy Policy Act, the United States made the change in when clocks are turned back.
This was an energy-saving policy to allow more daylight in the evening hours, when energy usage is greatest.
In 1895, George Vernon Hudson presented a scientific paper advocating seasonal time adjustment, now known as daylight saving time and it was first implemented during the First World War.
Hudson is better known as an entomologist and devoted his time away from his work as a postal clerk to catalogue New Zealand’s insects.
Those craving light can mark Sunday, March 10, on their calendars, which is when we spring forward as part of daylight saving time in 2013.