Retaining Pacific Daylight Time a better option

This letter is in regard to the Observer article (Nov. 11) suggesting we stop changing time and stay on Pacific Standard Time

This letter is in regard to the Observer article (Nov. 11) suggesting we stop changing time and stay on Pacific Standard Time.

There are many reasons for eliminating the twice yearly time change, but a decision of which time zone to adopt still needs to be made. To simplify, staying on Pacific Standard Time, the daylight comes earlier in the morning year round. In the depths of winter this means it is light earlier in the morning, but starts to get dark by mid afternoon. Conversely, staying on Pacific Daylight Time means there is more daylight at the end of the day all year round. Therefore, in winter, it would still be light later in the afternoon, which is my preference. The problem with this, however, is that it would still be dark at the start of the school or work day.

Years ago, Saskatchewan chose not to change time – it is geographically in the Mountain Standard Time Zone – but elected to stay on Mountain Daylight Time year round (to confuse matters, this time is the same as Central Standard Time).

It is my understanding a recently circulating petition is recommending that B.C. stay on Pacific Daylight Time year round. For more information, visit the National Research Council website at http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/services/time/time_zones.html.

Bill Remphrey

 

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