Permanent daylight saving time (DST) could soon be a reality in the province of British Columbia following a U.S. Senate vote to stop changing the clocks twice a year.
In 2019, B.C. had outlined a plan to switch to DST permanently, but the legislation did not set a date because the province was waiting for neighbouring U.S. states of Washington, Oregon, and California to also approve the change.
If it passes, it is expected that the three U.S. pacific states will move to permanent daylight time.
"For British Columbia families who have just had to cope with the disruptions of changing the clocks, this brings us another step toward ending the time changes permanently," he said on March 15.
In Canada, only the Yukon and most of Saskatchewan were exempt from changing their clocks on March 13, while the rest of the country turned the clock one hour ahead.