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Time to Fall Back as Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday

Fall back to Standard Time Sunday at 2 a.m.

To Time Change, or not to Time Change . . . that is the question.

The first Sunday of November has been designated as the end of Daylight Savings Time when most places fall back.

However, there appears to be more appetite to end the annual event in BC — but not for now says Premier John Horgan.

Despite the move by Grand Forks to scrap the fall back or spring forward change for Daylight Saving Time at the at the annual Union of BC Municipalities, Horgan says the government has no immediate plans to eliminate the process, but he is open to suggestion.

At the meeting, Horgan said if British Columbians want to make the idea a reality, they’d have to work for it by lobbying the government.

Delegates at the UBCM voted 62 per cent in favour of a resolution from Grand Forks to seek support from the provincial government. This is the third time the issue has come up at the meeting.

But there's nothing stopping the change for 2017 as Sunday at 2 a.m., most of the country returns to standard time.

The exception to the rule is Fort St. John, Charlie Lake, Taylor and Dawson Creek and Creston in B.C. and most of Saskatchewan.

Canada Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. local time on the second Sunday in March.

On the first Sunday in November areas on Daylight Saving Time return to Standard Time at 2 a.m. local time.

Time zone names and abbreviations in Canada change during Daylight Saving Time. Eastern Standard Time (EST) becomes Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), and so forth with each time zone.

There are hazards associated with the time change every year, even with the extra hour of sleep.

Today, more than 70 countries and one-fifth of the world’s seven billion people take part in daylight time.