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Spring Ahead This Weekend as Clocks Advance

March 9, 2012 9:14 AM | News

Prepare to lose one hour of sleep, but gain some extra sunlight as clocks move forward this weekend.

Daylight saving time will take effect at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, at which time clocks across Manitoba will advance by one hour to 3 a.m.

As spring nears, it’s also a great time to install fresh batteries in your smoke detector and CO alarms.

Traditionally, studies have shown the first Monday following a time change brings an increase in traffic accidents. Experts say this is caused by driver fatigue.

Daylight saving times begins on the second Sunday in March and continues until the first Sunday in November.