Majority of BCer's don't know reason behind Time Change
A recent survey commissioned by B.C. Hydro finds the majority of BC residents do not know why Daylight Saving Time exists.
About 60 percent of B.C. residents incorrectly believe its purpose -- is to provide more sunlight during waking hours.
Others believe it exists to provide more working hours. 35 per cent admit the time shift has a negative effect on them.
Another 56 per cent would prefer if the province remained on standard time, year-round.
Several studies have found Daylight Saving Time electricity savings are negligible – or non-existent. In fact, a recent study in Alberta found that it actually has the opposite effect, increasing energy use.
BC Hydro is planning to release a new report this fall, after further research and analysis on Daylight Saving Time, which will examine whether or not this practice saves electricity in B.C.
MLA Seeks to End Time Change
Linda Larson, Liberal MLA for Boundary-Similkameen, is continuing her efforts to have legislature end the twice a year time change. Why?