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Newspapers published instructions on how and when to set clocks forward, and churches posted signs out front warning parishioners.

It's time to abide by the old adage to spring forward - though it's not spring yet - and switch to daylight saving time.

The new time differences will be in effect until November 3 when the USA will end observing DST.

You're probably already dreading putting your clock ahead when daylight saving time starts this Sunday and plenty of research shows that's not without good reason.

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Did you also know the correct term is daylight "saving" time, not "savings" time. While in the winter Saskatchewan and Manitoba share a time zone, in the summer Saskatchewan is an hour behind, lining up with mountain daylight time.

It may be the last time you ever do it - unless your clock breaks or battery dies. Now two OR bills want to keep OR on one standard of time year round.

The shift from standard to daylight saving time comes at 2 a.m. local time Sunday across most of the United States. US territories Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa do not conform to DST either.

In 1966, Congress enacted the Uniform Time Act which standardized Daylight saving time, although states had the option of remaining on standard time all year. Cities like NY and Pittsburgh passed their own daylight saving time laws, and it was brought back nationally for a little while during World War II.

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In November, California voters passed a ballot measure to permit the state Legislature to establish daylight saving time year-round if federal law changes. They believed having more daylight hours would help conserve energy, which seems like a no brainer.

In a similar vein, exposing yourself to too much light at night can negatively impact your ability to get to sleep.

While Florida is pushing to make Daylight Saving Time permanent (essentially doing away with the time changes), it hasn't yet been approved on the federal level.

"Making sure you have working alarms in your home this weekend is what we like to call daylight "safety" time", said Chatham-Kent Chatham-Kent Fire and Emergency Services (CKFES) Public Educator Whitney Burk. But it can be alarming for people to get up earlier than they're used to.

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