It’s that time of year again when many Canadians will be setting their clocks back as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend. Come Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2 a.m. local time, clocks will fall back an hour, giving many a much-needed extra hour of sleep. (The ending of daylight time takes place on the first weekend of November. Daylight time then starts up again on the second weekend in March.)
This change marks the beginning of the winter season, which means mornings will be bright an hour earlier and darkness will set in earlier in the evening. According to the National Research Council, daylight time is usually regulated by provincial and territorial governments. Some exceptions may exist in certain municipalities. Because of this, some parts of Canada do not follow the time change. These include Saskatchewan, as well as some part of Quebec, Ontario and B.C. Some of these locations include:
- Peace River Regional District, B.C.
- Fort Nelson, B.C.
- Creston, B.C.
- Pickle Lake, ON
- New Osnaburgh, ON
- Atikokan, ON
- Quebec’s north shore
Having that extra hour of sleep, however, has the potential to impact your health.