The days are getting shorter and shorter and you will never know, the clock will once again be turned back one hour before. For the information of many, this is actually what we call as daylight savings time and to be more precise, when we say daylight savings time, it pertains to a biannual practice in which time will spring forward during March it will fall backward during November. It has been said that the reason behind the existence of daylight savings time is for the conservation of energy and this practice was first used during the first World War in Germany and ever since then, it has been used by over seventy countries all over the world. Yes, it is true that tons of us are so to the changes in the season, especially those who are living outside the tropic region and have four seasons, yet even if that is the case, many are still calling to end this practice and just resort to a one time system every year.
At the upcoming convention of the Unions of B.C. Municipalities or UBCM, one of the participating towns are strongly suggesting the abolition of the daylight savings time. According to the petition that was submitted by the Grand Forks, it was cited there that in the recent research they have conducted, the practice of daylight savings time, most especially during springtime when we tend to lose as much as an hour of sleep, it actually has a bad effect both on the cognitive awareness and the health of the people..
In the proposal, they are urging the UBCM to petition their province to consult the British Columbians for the purpose of eliminating the daylight savings time. During the convention and after the presentation of the resolution, it was then Validated by an authoritative body however, the resolution was not able to get support from committee of resolutions. For those of you who may be thinking about the possible reason why the resolution presented by Grand Folks became unsuccessful, well that is because in the notes in the resolutions book, the committee has said that the UBCM had in their three previous conventions to support suggestions of eradicating the twice a year time change within the province.
In the year two thousand fifteen, residents of another provice have launched the same petition that asked for their province to be freed from the said practice. One of the things they pointed out on their petition were the contradictory studies revolving around the ability of daylight saving time to actually shorten the energy used during long days.