Mar 12, 2016

By Bob Sheppard

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It’s an hour out of our lives that we won’t get back until November.

Canadians switch from Standard Time to Daylight Saving Time this weekend, and that means we should turn our clocks and watches ahead one hour when going to bed Saturday night.

Most electronic communications devices like our cell phones and computers will do it automatically.

The one hour loss of sleep can take its toll according to experts. Drivers are advised to take extra care behind the wheel Monday morning.

A New England Journal of Medicine study found an 8 percent increase in vehicle accidents on the Monday after the change to Daylight Saving Time.

And fire safety officials are reminding us that this is a good time to change the batteries in our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

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