Springing Forward Too Early

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When I was growing up, spring was such a relief. Ottawa winters are brutal. By the end of March, you could start to feel the thaw. You could start to smell mud. The geese started to honk in formation.

Accompanying this warmth was the change in clock. It meant longer warmer days.

When DST was brought forward three weeks, it didn’t seem to have the same impact. A longer cold day just isn’t as appealing. With kids, it now means they go to bed later and are zonked on Monday morning.

If the verdict is still out on whether earlier DST saves energy, can we move it back to its original date? Maybe not have it at all?

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