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Three Weeks Earlier. Winter Forward Fall Back.

Posted by gottabkd on Friday, March 9, 2007

Yup it’s happening….. daylight savings time comes to Canada three weeks earlier than normal this year as we sync up with the USA.

springforward“One of the biggest reasons we change our clocks to Daylight Saving Time (DST) is that it saves energy. Energy use and the demand for electricity for lighting our homes is directly connected to when we go to bed and when we get up. Bedtime for most of us is late evening through the year. When we go to bed, we turn off the lights and TV.” This from http://www.energy.ca.gov/daylightsaving.html

Unless you’ve been living under your VCR that has been blinking 12:00, most of you have heard this news. This Sunday March 11, 2007 at 2 a.m. is when you will gain a whole hour of sleep by turning your clock forward one hour. This usually happens the

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first Sunday of April and lasts until the the third weekend in October when at that time the clocks usually fall back one hour to Standard Savings time (SDT). Again, not this year. We will gain three weeks in the spring and one week in the fall, so that SDT will happen Sunday November 4th, 2007 at 2 a.m. All this is to save energy…..
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