Love it or hate it, at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 14 clocks will move forward an hour as British Columbia recognizes Daylight Saving Time and its annual “spring forward.”
British Columbians should be prepared to lose an hour of sleep to the change – which has previously been contested online by more than 200,000 people in the province.
A 2019 survey conducted by B.C.’s government found many in favour of legislation that would allow the province to observe Daylight Saving Time permanently.
As a result, B.C. passed legislation outlining its plan to switch to “Pacific Standard Time,” alongside major U.S. districts including that of Washington State, Oregon and California.
The move has since been halted by the coronavirus pandemic, B.C. Premier John Horgan confirmed.
“In the middle of a pandemic, making changes to daylight saving is not an urgent issue on people’s minds,” Horgan said in a Sept. 2020 news release.
The time change will make the days feel darker in the morning and brighter in the evening.
People can expect to get the missing hour back later in the fall, when Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 7.
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