In case you care — and there is every good chance you don’t — practically everybody in the world will change their clocks on Sunday, November 6 – marking the end of Daylight Saving time.
Except for Saskatchewan.
The only impact we in this province feel by not changing our clocks is our favourite TV shows come at a different time or we inadvertently call our non-provincial friends too early or too late.
Many a moon ago, arguments both for and against a time-change were put forward, but the fact remains – in Saskatchewan, we just stay in tempo.
Time and time again, we have debated whether Saskatchewan should change its clocks so we are in synch with other provinces.
Premier Brad Wall promised to hold a referendum in 2011, but then said it would be a waste of money, and time, since polls said no one really wanted to change pace.
So take time out to digest these tidbits: studies have found there is significant impact on the number of pedestrians killed by vehicles after a time-switch in the fall; and those who suffer from sleep disorders have a much harder time when clocks are shifted.
So, if you can set your clock to simple routine, then you are in luck living here in Saskatchewan.
We’re not living on borrowed time, nor have we lost that precious hour of sleep.
Our clocks remain constant and there’s no worry about being an hour late for work.
And we won’t have to have this conversation again until Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:00am.
Or, would it be 1:00am?