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Yukon announces it will end seasonal time changes

Thursday, March 5th 2020, 5:30 pm - Say goodbye to time changes! If you're in the Yukon, that is.

Not a fan of seasonal time changes?

You might want to consider moving to the Yukon, because officials of the territory have just announced they're putting an end to the twice-annual event.

The decision was made after the government received survey responses from more than 4,800 residents, and about 93 per cent of respondents voted in favour of keeping the same time year-round.

VIDEO: THE HISTORY OF DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

The Yukon isn't the only Canadian locale to stay on standard time: most of Saskatchewan and parts of Quebec are the same way.

Some parts of B.C. don't change the clocks either, and officials are looking at making the change consistent across the entire province.

That's after British Columbians responded to a government survey inquiring about their time change preferences. Interestingly, the same percentage of people -- 93 per cent -- voted in favour ending seasonal time changes.

Daylight saving time is mainly used across Europe and North America, and it was first proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 as a way to save money on candles and lamp oil.

Thumbnail image courtesy: Pexels

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