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Fall Daylight Savings Time Change

Written on October 19, 2018 by Karen At Dang Good
Clocks Fall Back Alberta

Clocks Fall Back in Calgary.

Don’t forget to put your clocks back soon.

At 2am on Sunday November 4th 2018, the clocks will be put back one hour. This will affect Alberta.

Germany was the first country to introduce Daylight Savings Time. Not long after, Canada followed suit. It was initiated to make best use of the time the sun shone rather than have people sleeping during that time.

Benjamin Franklin first entertained the idea in the 1770’s, but an English Builder: William Willett, was the first to consider it a viable option when he returned to the idea in 1907. Yet Germany was the first to institute it in 1915.

Each province in Canada has its own set of rules on when or whether to use Daylight Time. Currently Alberta uses it. For a while it looked like the Alberta Government might do away with the twice yearly time change but at the end of October 2017, they scrapped the bill to remove Daylight Saving Time.

Nevertheless the debate on the advantages and disadvantages of time change continues. For now however, the status quo remains.

So remember to put those clocks back on Sunday November 4th 2018.

DST for many, acts as a reminder that winter will soon be upon us and that Christmas is not that far away. When preparing for the holiday festivities don’t forget to give your carpets some consideration. We have some great Carpet Cleaning Deals.

Don’t leave it too late. Give us a call 403-984-3680 and Book your Carpet Cleaning Now!!

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