The air is becoming crispier by the minute, the sun is finally setting past 6:00pm, and the Victoria winter has faded into memory.
Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 11th, which means it’s time to set your clocks one hour ahead. The switch officially occurs at 2:00am, which means 60 minutes of precious sleep will slip through the cracks.
Check your smoke detectors!
The city of Victoria reminds citizens that every clock change is a great time to routinely replace the batteries in your smoke detector. Smoke alarms should be tested on a monthly basis, and any detector over 10 years old should be replaced.
Victoria residents can also arrange a free home smoke alarm visit by a Fire Prevention Officer, who will test existing smoke alarms and offer recommendations on the best locations. If you reside in a single family home, duplex or townhouse and require a new smoke alarm, you may be eligible to receive one free of charge.
Check out victoria.ca/smokealarms for more details.