Saturday, March 13, 2010

No Time Change for FSJ

Daylight Saving Time begins in the wee hours of March 14th.....but not for us. We never change our time. It's this little pocket of the Peace Region that doesn't change and it can be cause for great confusion.

"Part of Peace Region and the East Kootenays are in the Mountain Time Zone and not the Pacific zone, like the rest of the province.
But, when much of the country pushes clocks ahead in the spring, some of these areas, including the Peace communities of Fort St. John, Charlie Lake, Taylor, Hudson's Hope, Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge and Dawson Creek, leave their clocks where they are. This effectively puts these communities on Pacific Time in the summer. Fort St. John changed its Time Zone to Mountain Standard Time, in 1974."

I went on to find this little tidbit of info:
"It may have started in Canada as a "war-production technique" in 1918, but these days, daylight saving time has come to symbolize the first sign of spring."

All I can say is...I hope they are right....Spring would be welcome now :)