Should the clocks be changed twice a year or not? (not that we have much say in the matter) Some think it saves lives by avoiding traffic accidents and note the advantages of a coordinated timekeeping system for trade. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20050811.wdaylight0810/BNStory/National Since most of Canada is between north latitude 49 deg to 90 deg, and the days and nights are longer the further north you go, the arguments for saving daylight seem to be overwhelmed by the larger natural changes. OTOH DST is not needed at smaller latitudes in the tropics. I would have guessed the Australians would have avoided the issue and not changed, but they do. http://webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/g.html Others think the changes themselves are the cause of more accidents as people are adapting to the change for some time afterward. This site claims up to a 5 day adjustment, but I find that the rule-of-thumb for recovering from jet-lag of a day per hour of change seems reasonable. This site proposes not changing twice a year. http://www.standardtime.com/ http://www.standardtime.com/proposal.shtml http://www.standardtime.com/quiz.shtml http://www.standardtime.com/news.shtml James Hi Ron. I agree, the Vancouver Is., Victoria, and Vancouver area is very beautiful. We very much enjoyed a week vacation there last year. It rained the first day and we had blue skys the remainder of the week. We did not have time to venture about the Island outside of Victoria and Buchart Gardens (fantastic).
JRS: In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> , dated Sat, 20 Aug 2005 11:32:48, seen in news:comp.software.year-2000, jbaloun <email@example.com> posted : > >Since most of Canada is between north latitude 49 deg to 90 deg, and >the days and nights are longer the further north you go, the arguments >for saving daylight seem to be overwhelmed by the larger natural >changes. Summer Time was first introduced at a latitude considerably greater than that of any but the most thinly-inhabited part of Canada; it has been used in the British Isles every year since 1916 (well, in 1968-71 we had it in the Winter too), and the bulk of the Canadian population seems to be further South than any part of the UK. It's reasonable to consider the needs of most Canadians, who live where DST is useful; but most square kilometres of Canada are uninhabited, and so don't need DST. -- � John Stockton, Surrey, UK. ?@merlyn.demon.co.uk Turnpike v4.00 MIME. � Web <URL:http://www.merlyn.demon.co.uk/> - w. FAQish topics, links, acronyms PAS EXE etc : <URL:http://www.merlyn.demon.co.uk/programs/> - see 00index.htm Dates - miscdate.htm moredate.htm js-dates.htm pas-time.htm critdate.htm etc.