Despite opposition, clocks going ahead again this weekend

Daylight savings time back

As the sun begins to rise earlier and the days get longer British Columbians should be getting ready to "spring forward" this weekend.

Daylight saving time is back this weekend as we set our clocks ahead by an hour in recognition of daylight savings time, Sunday, March 14.

CTV News Vancouver Island is reporting that the majority of British Columbians are opposed to the annual time change, but don't look for that to change anytime soon.

In 2019, the B.C. government passed legislation that would allow B.C. to remain on permanent daylight saving time, after more than 200,000 British Columbians signed an online survey. However, the province says it will only make the change permanent once the U.S. states of Washington, Oregon and California make the move permanent.

Last year Premier John Horgan indicated the move to permanent daylight saving time had been delayed due to COVID-19.

"I think it’s quite clear that in the middle of a pandemic, making changes to daylight saving is not an urgent issue on people’s minds," said Horgan in a statement on Sept. 18, 2020.

Clocks move forward Sunday, March 14, at 2 a.m., which will mean our evenings will be lighter longer and our mornings will remain darker longer.

-with files from CTV News Vancouver Island

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