Don't forget that Daylight Time starts at 12:01 a.m. Sunday morning so set your clocks ahead one hour. Telegram File Photo by Keith Gosse
It's an indication the dark days of winter are coming to an end.
Daylight saving time begins this weekend and residents of the province are reminded that clocks should be moved ahead by one hour as of 12:01 a.m. on Sunday. The change will remain in effect until Sunday, Nov. 2.
"This is a reminder for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador to make the appropriate adjustments to their clocks, and other technology products, to reflect the time change," Municipal Affairs Minister Dave Denine.
The time change ensures the daylight saving time pattern is consistent with other Canadian provinces and the United States.
"As minister Responsible for Fire and Emergency services, I would also like to encourage the replacement of batteries in smoke detectors and safety devices to ensure that they are in good working order," Denine said. "This is a good opportunity to perform regular maintenance on fire and safety items to help protect persons and property in the event of a fire or life-threatening situation."
Editor's note: In Newfoundland and Labrador time changes are done at 12:01 a.m., while other provinces in Canada change their clocks at 2 a.m. Meanwhile, most Canadians simply change the clocks when going to bed or getting up in the morning.