Initially, I was upset that I will no longer be able get in a round of golf after work during the summer, as there won’t be sufficient daylight.
It then occurred to me that if it gets to be daylight somewhere around three o’clock in the morning, I can get a round in before work.
All the kids that were concerned that there will no longer be any organized soccer, baseball or other activities during the summer evenings could also start at three or four o’clock in the morning. This should leave ample time for parents to get to work in time. As for sleep, just go to bed right after supper. There won’t be much of anything going on in the evenings.
R.J. Cargo, Calgary
I'm a hockey person so leave the clocks alone so I can watch hockey at the normal time.
I'm a evening person so keep the clocks at DST. Makes the most sense for the majority of people. I'll bet most people would prefer longer daylight in the evenings than early morning. So what if it's dark in the morning since most are off to work and the kids are inside a school before daylight arrives but in the evenings after work people will have more time to enjoy the sunshine and outdoor stuff with family and friends especially in the summer months.
Poor, ignorant Neil. It won't be dark longer in the winter, no matter what we do to the clocks. The sun will rise and set, with the same amount of daylight between those two events whether or not we are on daylight savings time, in the mountain time zone, or on Greenwich Mean Time. If we don't revert back to MST for the winter, it will just be dark until about 9:30 in the morning in late December. Let's see how happy parents are sending their kids off to school in the pitch dark. Or are you suggesting that we don't change the clocks and just make schools and businesses change their start/open and close times. That would not be a hassle for people, right?
Neil McKendrick -
You, along with countless others have misunderstood the poorly worded communication on this issue. The proposal is to eliminate the twice yearly clock change by retaining the current forward summer time shift. So your evening activities can continue. It will be darker longer in the winter months though.