Daylight savings doesn’t happen for another week. I don’t know whether to be happy or upset about this. On one hand, it’s the official herald of winter and all that implies. On the other hand, it’s freaking dark when I get off of work and the cold gets worse. So, really, its a toss up.

Here’s the official news release from the National Post (from Canada, eh!):

Don’t set your clocks back an hour this weekend or you’ll have a lot of coworkers laughing at you on Monday morning. This year, Daylight Saving Time ends 2 a.m. the first Sunday in November, instead of the last Sunday in October.

For that, you can thank the U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005. To save energy, U.S. legislators set the stage then for 34 weeks of DST, beginning this year.
The savings “could be in the ballpark” of 1% of household consumption on a daily basis, said Rob Douglas, research officer at the time standards group of the National Research Council of Canada.

So it won’t be until next week that everyone rolls back the hands of time — everyone except Saskatchewan that is. The province stubbornly sticks with Central Standard Time, year round.

National Post

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