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Editor:

Premier Horgan says the time isn’t right for scrapping daylight saving time. Why not? It’s not like all of B.C. or all of Canada goes along with this nonsense. Saskatchewan, with the exception of Lloydminster, does not do DST. Several towns in Ontario refuse to play along, parts of Quebec, parts of the far north. In B.C. in the Peace River region, there are many towns that don’t do DST, nor does the town of Creston in the Kootenays.

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In typical Canadian wishy-washy fashion, some uphold DST, some do not. It should be all or nothing. How about we start in B.C. and say enough already, and let the rest of Canada follow suit (or not).

It’s said that just after the change, there are more accidents, work place productivity falls. What about people who have to take many medications at specific times of the day – dangerous if that gets screwed up. It confuses the hell out of livestock and pets. My clock may say 7:00, but my dog isn’t stupid, he knows it’s really 8:00 and it’s time for his morning walk. Same goes for mealtimes. Adjusting the dog takes about a week; imagine having a herd of dairy cows. And I get really cranky when the time suddenly changes for no good reason.

Maybe I’m naive, but I thought, in a democracy, that the leader acted on the wishes of the people. The day after Coast Reporter came out, the Question of the Week poll showed 73 per cent in favour of scrapping DST, and that’s just the southern Sunshine Coast. How about a province-wide vote? I’ll bet most people would like to see the end of daylight saving time.

Cecilia Ohm-Eriksen, Sechelt

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