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Clocks spring forward one hour this Sunday

08.03.2019 07:28
By: Frank McGwire

Time change initially incorporated to save energy


Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - Clocks spring forward one hour this Sunday.

With the change - comes later sunrises and sunsets.

It may drain the energy of some people by disrupting sleep patterns.

However it was first implemented to conserve energy.

Daylight saving time was established as an energy conservation trick during World War I and became a national standard in the 1960s.

The idea is to shift the number of daylight hours we get into the evening.

So if the sun sets at 8 p.m. instead of 7 pm, we'll spend less time with the lights on in our homes at night and save on electricity.