Fast time follies

It is generally admitted that the theoretical benefits of setting clocks to an hour earlier during the summer months have never worked out in practice. But it’s a habit that’s hard to kick. Kind of like smoking; many governments say the want to quit, they are going to quit, but they can’t quite get themselves to do it. Maybe next spring?

Saskatchewan kicked the Daylight Savings Time habit fifty years ago and we have suffered no dire consequences for it. After years of dithering, we finally decided it was the only sensible solution for a province that is split in half by an invisible time zone boundary. We won’t be adjusting our clocks tonight. Our only problem will be trying to figure out what time it is for our friends in other places.

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