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Time Change tonight – except for the Peace Region

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 Canadians who are sleep deprived get a small break this weekend as most of Canada switches from daylight saving time to standard time.

Before going to bed tonight, most of the country will turn their clocks back one hour, and enjoy an extra hour of sleep, except for Fort St. John and the BC Peace Country.  We do not follow daylight savings time and our time will stay the same.

There are a number of other places in Canada where the time change does not apply — most notably Saskatchewan, which stays on standard time all the time.

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Daylight time returns next March 14th.

While the time change means most Canadians will get an extra hour of sleep, those working Saturday overnight shifts get the short end of the stick.

They have to spend an extra hour on the job.

In a 1974 referendum vote, Peace River Regional District Communities voted to change our time zone to Mountain Standard Time all year round.

The referendum had four options on it, including the Mountain Standard Time and Mountain Standard with Daylight Savings Time.

Most residents wanted the second option, but accidently voted for Mountain Standard Time without Daylight Savings Time.

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