Time to spring ahead

This weekend is not only the time we change the clock, it's also a reminder to change the battery.

Our local fire departments are advising everyone to remember to replace the batteres in all their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms Sunday as they move the clocks foward one hour.

Daylight Saving time begins at 2:00 am Sunday morning

A bit of savings time trivia, it was first observed in North America in 1918 to save coal during World War I.

It technically ended later that same year, but many regions continued with the practise.

Eventually it became official in in the mid 1960's.

In 2007, then U-S President George Bush expanded it to encompass 65 percent of the year and Canada followed suit.