CLOCKS MOVING BACKWORD ONE WEEK LATER

VICTORIA – British Columbians are reminded that daylight saving time will end one week later than usual – next Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007 – and begin again March 9, 2008. ?Many calendars still indicate that the change occurs the last weekend in October and we want to ensure the public knows the clocks change the first weekend in November,? said Attorney General Wally Oppal.

?Having extra daylight in the evening has been overwhelmingly supported by the public, and the extra four weeks of daylight saving time we enjoy each year will ensure that British Columbia remains synchronized with other Canadian provinces and our biggest trading partner, the United States.?

Exceptions will be areas that have historically chosen to observe different time zones.

The Peace River region does not observe daylight saving time, so its clocks will not change.

The East Kootenay region observes mountain time and will continue to synchronize its clocks with Alberta.

The provincial regulation changing the dates British Columbia observes daylight saving time was approved in 2006 and took effect Jan. 1, 2007.