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Is it time to ditch daylight saving time? One South Shore municipal official says yes

Municipality of the District of Lunenburg's deputy mayor Claudette Garland has launched an online petition calling on Nova Scotia to end the routine of springing forward and falling back
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One municipal official in the province thinks it's time for Nova Scotia to have a serious discussion about ending daylight saving time.

Municipality of the District of Lunenburg's deputy mayor Claudette Garland has launched an online petition calling on Nova Scotia to end the routine of springing forward and falling back.

"It was a wartime effort to save fuel, gas, oil and coal, so those reserves could be better used," she explained. "And here we are, 100 years later still following suit."

Garland admits it was nice getting that extra hour last Sunday, but pointed out we lose an hour in the spring, so overall we gain nothing.

"They do have studies that prove that there are increased motor accidents, workplace accidents, heart attacks, mental health issues and sleep disorders," she told NEWS 95.7's The Rick Howe Show. "There's all kinds of things out there that studies have proven that adjusting time is detrimental to health."

Garland's petition isn't the only one on change.org calling for the time change to be abolished. A quick search shows many people support ending the practice.

"It doesn't seem to be catching on though for those powers at be to make the actual change."




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