Don’t forget to spring forward

In most parts of Nunavut and Nunavik, clocks move ahead one hour at 2 a.m., Sunday, March 14

In Nunavik and most of Nunavut, clocks will move forward one hour at 2 a.m., Sunday, March 14. One exception is Coral Harbour, which does not use daylight saving time. (Pixel-Preacher image)

By Nunatsiaq News

It’s once again that time of year when most of us move our clocks ahead one hour to get more daylight in the evening and less daylight in the morning.

Daylight saving time comes into effect across most of North America on Sunday, March 14, at 2 a.m.

That means you should move your clocks forward by one hour before you go to sleep tonight.

You’ll lose one hour of sleep but you’ll also see one extra hour of light in the evenings.

Most digital devices like smartphones, tablets and laptops will likely change their internal clocks automatically.

But don’t forget to change any manual time-keeping devices that are not connected to the internet.

One exception is Coral Harbour, which does not use daylight saving time. Like the province of Saskatchewan, Southampton Island stays on central standard time all year long.

Another exception is Yukon, whose government decided last year to remain on Pacific daylight saving time all year round — now called Yukon standard time.

According to www.timeanddate.com, other regions of Canada that don’t use daylight saving time include the Lower North Shore of Quebec, parts of British Columbia and parts of southwest Ontario.

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(12) Comments:

  1. Posted by Time Stopper on

    I am preparing to see all the comments here about how all of Nunavut should not observe Daylight savings time…

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    • Posted by How cool is that? on

      Wow, that’s really awesome, thank you for letting everyone know too.

      • Posted by Np on

        No problem bud.

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  2. Posted by Stuck on

    Does anyone have a good reason for why Nunavut still does daylight savings?

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  3. Posted by Sam on

    Does anyone remember Nunavut’s experiment with one time zone in 1999 and the total failure, history has a way of repeating itself.

    • Posted by Party like it’s 1999 on

      I don’t, but that sounds kinda fun. Do you recall what problems resulted from it?

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      • Posted by Northerner on

        That was the year that Nunavut (territory wide) was on Eastern time for the whole year. I heard some folks there refused to do so, so some places were on alternate time zones. It was a mess.

        • Posted by Kindom on

          Yeah, what happened was the GN went with one Nunavut wide time zone. But the hamlets did not. So, if one parent worked for GN and the other for the hamlet they have different lunch hours. It was a total mess! No one knew what time it was in their own community. The story hit national news and Nunavut was the joke for about a week, then something else happened news-worthy and we were forgotten.

  4. Posted by James on

    Thank you, I will be saving enough daylight to have 24 hours of it from May until August

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  5. Posted by Paul on

    Can someone make a motion to stay on daylight saving time once and for all. No more moving one hour from now on thank you.

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  6. Posted by Northern Guy on

    Daylight Savings Time is an anachronism that refers back to our agrarian roots. Hewers of wood and drawers of water found the extra hour of sunlight useful in getting crops in, doing chores etc. To a very large extent Canadians are no longer hewers of wood and drawers of water, which begs the question. Why do we even bother?

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