Most Canadians will be turning their clocks back later tonight but there’s one town in B.C. that doesn’t recognize daylight savings.
Time stands still in the small town of Creston in the Kootenay Region.
Mayor Ron Toyota says it can get pretty political among the five thousand residents that live there.
“There a third of the people that would like to be on Mountain Standard time, a third of the people that would like to be on Pacific Standard day light savings time, and there’s a third of the people that just want to stay where we are at”.
The area runs on Mountain Standard Time and always has.
“The thing you have to understand is that it’s not our choice. The BC Government sets whether you are on daylight savings time or not”.
There was a provincial referendum in the 70’s.
Mayor Toyota says it was a narrow vote but people did say yes to participate in daylight savings.
He says he doesn’t know why the change didn’t happen.
It’s not the only town that never sprang forward in the first place.
Same goes for almost all of Saskatchewan .
There’s no change for three northwestern Ontario communities located in the Central Time Zone, the eastern reaches of Quebec’s North Shore, and Southampton Island in Nunavut.