VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – It’s a topic that divides people twice a year when we either fall back or spring forward for Daylight Saving Time.
Now, the small community of Grand Forks wants to scrap it completely, but the province’s new premier says that’s not happening — at least not right now.
The issue came up at the annual Union of BC Municipalities which was held this week and has wrapped up for another year. At the meeting, John Horgan said if British Columbians want to make the idea a reality, they’d have to work for it.
Horgan went on to say his government has no immediate plans to eliminate the process, but he is open to suggestion. “Not a definite no, but I’d like to hear from people — from the UBCM and then, citizens out there. If you want to get rid of Daylight Savings Time, send me an email.”
Delegates at the UBCM voted 62 per cent in favour of a resolution from Grand Forks to seek support from the provincial government. This is the third time the issue has come up at the meeting.
“No one is filling my inbox. I suspect after this has aired I may well get a little bit of mail. I don’t believe we should move Daylight Saving Time. I like the extra bit of sunshine in the summertime and I think we should leave things the way they are. But I look forward to hearing from people as a result of these comments,” adds Horgan.
This year, Daylight Saving Time ends on November 5th.