BC introducing legislation to make Daylight Saving Time permanent

Oct 30 2019, 2:30 pm

The clock is ticking when it comes to the twice-a-year time changes in BC.

On Wednesday, a spokesperson for the Premier’s office confirmed with Daily Hive that the provincial government is introducing legislation this Thursday to make Daylight Saving Time permanent in the province.

“The Interpretation Amendment Act will pave the way for a move to year-round DST,” the spokesperson said.

However, no changes will be made to the current time change cycle, and clocks will still “fall back” one hour this Sunday, and move ahead again in the spring of 2020, the spokesperson noted.

The legislation will not require areas of the North and the Kootenay regions that currently observe Mountain Standard Time (MST) to change their time observance practices.

The legislation comes after more than 220,000 people took part in a province-wide survey on the subject over the summer, and Horgan hinted that changes were being looked at.

“It’s clear that the people of BC welcomed the opportunity to provide input on this important issue,” said Horgan following the close of the survey.

“Daylight Saving Time is a practice that impacts everyone, and I’m pleased so many people took the time to share their views about the best direction for our province moving forward,” he added.