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Daylight saving time returns to B.C. on Sunday

The B.C. government passed legislation in 2019 that would allow the province to do away with seasonal time changes
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B.C. will "spring foward" into daylight saving time this weekend.

It’s that time of the year again when the clocks “spring forward” and British Columbians find themselves short one hour of sleep.

Daylight saving time will begin on Sunday, March 14 at 2 a.m., when the clocks move forward by one hour – meaning it will remain dark later in the morning, but evenings will be brighter for longer.

Most British Columbians are in favour of a move to permanent daylight saving time, according to the results of a public engagement survey in 2019 that received responses from more than 223,000 residents.

The B.C. government then passed legislation that grants the province the power to stop seasonal time changes.

However, the province has said it doesn’t plan on moving to year-round daylight saving time until the U.S. states of Washington, Oregon and California make the switch – a move that requires approval of U.S. Congress.