“Falling back” to Standard Time — that is, setting the clock back an hour — means you’ll be able to pack in an extra hour of fun with friends and family on Saturday or languish in bed for an extra hour on Sunday morning, Nov 5, 2017 at 2A.M. local time.
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.
Clocks will fall back an hour, giving many a much-needed extra hour of sleep.
Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of setting the clocks forward 1 hour from standard time during the summer months, and back again in the fall, in order to make better use of natural daylight.
The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service uses the biannual time change to remind residents to change the batteries in their smoke detectors and test to make sure they work.
People are four times more likely to die in a fire if their smoke alarms aren’t working, said the service.
The detectors should be installed on every level of a home, including in basements and outside all sleeping areas, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service said.
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.