Eliminate Standard Time and stay on Daylight Savings Time in B.C. Canada.

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Changing the clocks does not create extra daylight, but it causes the sun to rise and set at a later time by the clock. So, when we spring forward an hour in spring, we add 1 hour of natural daylight to our afternoon schedule.

Longer evenings motivate people to get out of the house. The extra hour of daylight can be used for outdoor recreation like golf, soccer, baseball, running, etc. That way, DST may counteract the sedentary lifestyle of modern living.
The tourism industry profits from brighter evenings. Longer nights give people more time to go shopping, to restaurants, or other events, boosting the local economy.

One of the aims of DST is to make sure that people's active hours coincide with daylight hours so that less artificial light is needed. This makes less sense close to the equator where the amount of daylight does not vary much in a year, or near the poles where the difference between winter and summer daylight hours is very large.

However, at latitudes between these extremes like in B.C. Canada, adjusting daily routines to the shifting day length during summer may help to save energy. A German analysis of 44 studies on energy use and DST found a positive relationship between latitude and energy savings.

Safety is also a good argument for keeping the lighter evenings of DST. Studies have found that DST contributes to improved road safety by reducing pedestrian fatalities by 13% during dawn and duskhours.
Another study found an 7% decrease in robberies following the spring shift to DST.

(from https://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/daylight-saving-debate.html)

Being able to enjoy some daylight after work in the winter may help improve mood. If you have any other information or personal stories to share on this topic please feel free to comment!

Another helpful article here: https://www.vox.com/2015/11/1/9640018/daylight-saving-time-year-round


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