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Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour tonight as we 'fall' back to standard time

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October 31, 2020 - 3:31 PM

Don’t forget you get an extra hour of sleep tonight as we 'fall' back to Pacific Standard Time in most of B.C.

If you have any clocks or watches that need to be reset, turn them back one hour tonight, Oct. 31, as we switch to Pacific Standard Time from Daylight Saving Time as of 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1.

The time change means the sunrise will be one hour earlier, but it also means it will be dark by around 5 p.m. tomorrow.

Despite provincial government survey last year that found 93 per cent of respondents want to toss Daylight Saving Time and remain on standard time all year long, we will continue to change our clocks twice a year for the foreseeable future. It’s because the legislation to allow permanent Daylight Saving Time lets the government tie it into similar changes in the western United States and California isn't cooperating with Washington State and Oregon.

The movement to end DST once and for all seemed to pick up back in 2015 when John Oliver from This Week Tonight asked: Why is this still a thing?

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