Don't mess with the time

I like the time change, as it accommodates the best of both. In the winter, I find it harder and harder to get out of bed in the morning, and I wonder if this also happens to school children and teens in particular.

I worry that children walking to school in the dusk are more at risk of injury. If we stay on DST next year, it will be dark at 9 a.m. for some weeks. Are we going to adjust the school days? If so, that will just mean still less time at the end of the day for daylight activities.

If we stay on standard time, it will eventually be daylight at 4 a.m. I think businesses such as farmers and golf courses would prefer it to stay light up until 9 p.m. rather than rising at 3 in the morning.

The other aspect is the rest of Canada – are they going to follow suit? If not, it will become very confusing and no one will no what time it is here in B.C. just like no one knows what time it is in Saskatchewan because they don’t change with the rest of the country.

If it is really so inconvenient to adjust yourself to a one-hour time change twice a year, you should probably stop travelling and never cross time zones. If we must stop the time change, I vote for standard time, as why would we want to invent our own time zone? It’s confusing enough!

Faye Henderson

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