THUNDER BAY – Daylight Savings Time comes to an end at 2:00AM on Sunday morning. People will “fall back” and clocks will be set back to Standard Time. For people in Thunder Bay, that means it will be darker an hour earlier in the evenings.
In Canada, only Saskatchewan ignores Daylight Savings Time.
The practice first started in Germany in 1916, during World War One, when Germany and the Axis powers used the practice to save coal. That practice started on April 30th 1916. Great Britain and most of its allies followed suit. Russia and a few other countries waited until the next year and the United States adopted it in 1918.
The practice has been expanded in some areas in recent years, with longer periods of DST.
Regardless, likely thousands of people in Thunder Bay and across Northwestern Ontario will be setting their clocks back tonight before they go to bed.