It's that time of year again, where Airdronains get to turn back their clock one hour for daylight saving time.

The change happens specifically for Airdronians and all Albertans on Sunday at 2 am, and if you are like us here at DiscoverAirdrie, you won't be up at 2 am to change the clock, so it's recommended you do it right before you head to bed Saturday evening.

According to an interview with Airdrie's Fire Deputy Chief James Kostuk, this should also be the time you check your smoke alarms while you are at it as well.

“You should be testing these alarms every month, if you have replaceable batteries, freshen those batteries up to make sure you have a functioning smoke alarm. In today's day and age, we have a lot of smoke alarms with non-replaceable long-life batteries. But, it's still a good opportunity to make sure you understand how your alarm sounds when it's activated.” 

We are heading towards the cold and Christmas season when heaters are plugged in, the furnace is cranked, fireplaces roar, big meals are cooked and all those decorations get plugged in. It's the perfect time to be sure your family's fire warning systems are functioning properly. 

Here are some interesting facts about daylight saving:

  • The effects of losing an hour of sleep every March when we spring ahead might be detrimental to your health. Some sleep experts have called for an end to daylight saving time completely because it has been connected to an increase in heart attacks, strokes, highway fatalities, and job injuries.
  • As of 2021, 75 countries use daylight saving time.

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