Celebrate the Vernal Equinox and the Start of Spring! We're almost there folks! After a very gloomy winter, this is very exciting! Thursday, March 17, 2022 (PDT) Sunrise in Nanoose Bay: 7:25am Thursday, March 17, 2022 (PDT) Sunset in Nanoose Bay, BC 7:24pm Official beginning of Spring 2022 - March 20, 2022 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ No one likes the disruption of one-hour time adjustments twice a year. Whether we should opt for continual standard time or continual daylight savings time is less cut and dried. If we choose year-round daylight savings time, consider that in December and January, for example, many schoolchildren in BC would be arriving at school before sunrise. Depending on how they travel to school, that could be a real safety hazard. If, on the other hand, we choose to stay with standard time all year, ask how we'd like the sun rising around 4am during June and July. Neither alternative suits everyone. Now that the US Senate has passed legislation that would make daylight saving time permanent starting in 2023, it seems we will not be allowed the opportunity to debate the pros and cons of all options.