Remember–Daylight Saving Time Begins on March 11 2018
Some Daylight Saving Time Facts
A little known fact, however, is that Port Arthur — the Ontario town that became part of Thunder Bay — first used DST in 1908, after passing a bylaw.
But Germany was the first country to adopt DST, on April 30, 1916 — in the middle of the First World War — in an effort to conserve electricity.
Just a few weeks later, the U.K. also adopted the practice. However, after the war ended so, largely, did use of DST.
Regina implemented the time change on April 23, 1914, followed by Winnipeg and Brandon, Man., and eventually Halifax, Hamilton, Montreal and St. John’s.
In the 1960’s, whether to follow DST in Canada became a Provincial matter.
Now, in Saskatchewan, unless you live in the border town of Lloydminster, you stick with Central Standard Time. And some regions in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Nunavut also don’t observe DST.
According to timeanddate.com, less than 40 per cent of countries around the world follow DST. China and India don’t follow it, and Russia dropped it in 2014.