On March 8, 2015, the residents of the Northern Rockies Regional District and Fort Nelson will move their clocks forward one last time in order to stay the same time as Fort St. John and Dawson Creek.
During the November Municipal Election, the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality asked residents in a non-binding option poll if the region should adjust their time zone so they stay on Mountain Standard Time year round. Residents voted 75 per cent in favour of the change., which Council adopted on December 8, 2014.
“Residents were loud and clear about their desire to change how time is observed in our community,” said Northern Rockies Mayor Bill Streeper. “Staying on the same time all year round will allow us to harmonize with our neighbours to the south, which will benefit local businesses, especially those involved in the natural gas industry.”
Fort St. John, Dawson Creek and the rest of the B.C. Peace follow Mountain Standard Time year-round and do not observe Daylight Savings Time.