Brockville – Daylight Savings Time comes to an end this weekend. Clocks fall back one hour at 2:00am on Sunday, November 5th.
As residents in Leeds-Grenville fall back one hour, some areas in the rest of Canada will not change time. Saskatchewan and some parts of Quebec, Ontario and BC reamin on statndard time all of the time.
While daylight time was first proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1784, it wasn’t until 1908 when the first-known use of daylight time took place in Thunder Bay, Ont.
It was first introduced in Canada as a way to cut costs on coal and save money on energy. It was adopted across North America in 1918 but repealed after the Second World War.
Today over 70 countries and one-fifth of the world’s seven billion people take part in daylight time.