British Columbians will once again set their clocks back an hour as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end on Sunday, November 1.

The annual ritual has been a political topic for years now in the province, with incumbent premier John Horgan mulling an end to the practice.

A survey conducted in 2019 found that 93 per cent of respondents favoured a permanent move to Daylight Saving Time.

Despite the overwhelming result, Horgan has expressed reluctance to make the move while several American States on the West Coast continue to observe the practice.

Oregon, Washington State, and California have all passed bills through their state legislatures to end Daylight Saving Time, but California’s law is tied up in the state senate, Washington’s needs federal authorization, and Oregon’s specifies that California’s must be enacted first.

Until that bureaucratic process is completed, B.C. is likely to keep changing its clocks for the foreseeable future.

So remember: on Sunday, “fall back” by one hour!


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