Public Advisory: March 8 Marks Beginning of Daylight Saving Time

  • Municipal Affairs and Environment

March 6, 2020

Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador are reminded that Daylight Savings Time begins this weekend. At 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, clocks should be set one hour ahead.

When adjusting clocks, residents are encouraged to take the opportunity to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment advises that smoke alarms are required to be installed in the following areas of a residence:

  • On every level of your home, including the basement;
  • In every bedroom; and
  • In the hallway or room outside of every bedroom or separate sleeping area.

It is recommended that each dwelling unit or cabin that has a wood, oil or propane fuel-fired appliance also have a carbon monoxide detector installed on each level of the structure.

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 Media contact
Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-5449, 691-9466

2020 03 06 11:30 am