Don’t forget: clocks go back one hour this weekend
Most of Canada reverts to standard time at 2 a.m., Nov. 1
Nunavut and Nunavik residents can look forward to getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend.
That’s because time-keeping devices throughout most of North America will turn back by one hour at 2 a.m. this Sunday, Nov. 1.
Unless you’re in a community with 24-hour winter darkness, sunrise and sunset will occur one hour earlier than the day before.
For most Nunavut and Nunavik residents, this means more light in the morning and darkness that starts to close in by early afternoon, depending on the latitude.
One exception is Coral Harbour. Southampton Island’s time zone is tied to Saskatchewan’s, where daylight saving time is not observed throughout most of the province.
Last month, Amittuq MLA Joelie Kaernerk said in the Nunavut legislature that people in Igloolik and Sanirajak are tired of moving their clocks back and forth every six months.
“How can I help them push for my constituents when they don’t want to turn back the clock?” Kaernerk said.
Nunavut isn’t the only place where some people question of the wisdom of back-and-forth time changes every half-year.
Earlier this month, Jeremy Roberts, the Progressive Conservative member of the Ontario legislature for Ottawa West-Nepean, tabled a private member’s bill that would keep Ontario on daylight saving time for good.
According to www.timeanddate.com, other regions of Canada that don’t change their clocks include the Lower North Shore of Quebec, parts of British Columbia and parts of southwest Ontario.
Another exception is Yukon. Last March, Yukoners changed their clocks for the last time, when they moved forward one hour into daylight saving time.
And that’s where Yukon clocks will stay. Under a Yukon cabinet order issued on Sept. 24, what used to be called Yukon daylight savings time will become permanently fixed as Yukon standard time, the same as Pacific standard time.
Most digital devices like smartphones, tablets and notebook computers will change their internal clocks automatically.
But when you get up on Sunday morning, don’t forget to change any manual time-keeping devices that are not connected to the internet.
Daylight saving time will return at 2 a.m. March 14, 2021.