Spring Ahead This Weekend

The weekend of March 10 is when we spring forward for Daylight Saving Time.

Kingston Fire and Rescue say it's a good time to test all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms, when you move your clocks forward an hour before going to bed Saturday night.

KFR recommends changing the batteries once a year,  and to guarantee alarms will work properly, press the test button to confirm it is operational.

You can drop off the old batteries for proper disposal at several different locations across the city.

1. City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

2. INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd.

3. Rideaucrest Home, 175 Rideau St.

4. Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) at 196 Lappan's Lane.


Ontario law requires properly functioning smoke alarms on every storey of a home and outside sleeping areas.

Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms have a maximum life expectancy of 5 to 10 years.