Thursday, March 10, 2011


The Saskatchewan government has decided not to hold a province-wide vote on whether to change the clocks each spring and fall.
A referendum on daylight saving time is something Saskatchewan Party leader Brad Wall promised to do if he won the 2007 election.
But now, the government says a province-wide vote is not necessary.
According to a recent government poll, 66 per cent of Saskatchewan residents oppose switching to DST, while 27 per cent are in favour. Seven per cent had no opinion.
Saskatchewan is the only province that doesn't move to daylight time in the spring.

Maybe Saskatchewanians are smarter than the average bear because we can avoid the hullaballoo like the following that people go through year after year:

This ritual (DST) can cause disruptions in normal sleep patterns for children and adults. However, the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) says there are steps you can take to minimize the sleep loss and enjoy the benefits of healthy sleep and productive days.

Richard Gelula, NSF's executive director comments:

"Too many people will sacrifice yet another hour of sleep when the clocks change - an hour they cannot afford to lose, particularly on the weekend, when people try to catch up on the sleep they missed during the week."

Yesterday the people in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada, has finally put to rest the unrest over changing to Daylight Savings Time.  There will be no referendum on the subject.  Saskatchewan
By making a few simple lifestyle changes, most people can achieve the sleep that is needed to feel alert, refreshed and ready to take on the day. These steps can help your own transition into Daylight Saving Time:
  • Reset all your clocks on the Saturday before the switch. (Remember the digital clocks in the kitchen and your car.) Many computers automatically adjust to daylight-saving time, but make a note to check.
  • Get a full night's sleep during the switch.
  • Plan on your conventional time for rising on the first day of daylight-saving time.
  • If you've already set your clock ahead by Saturday evening, following your conventional bedtime will ensure you get a full night of sleep. In any event, get a full night's sleep by adjusting the time you hit the pillow.
  • Resist the temptation to catch a nap in the middle of the day on Sunday.
  • Go to bed on Sunday at your conventional bedtime.

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