Alright, friend. We think it's time to have a conversation about whether or not we should completely do away with daylight saving time in Maine and Western New Brunswick once and for all!

A little history of daylight saving time


Many people think that the Germans and Austrians were the first to implement daylight saving time in 1916. The truth is, in Port Arthur, Ontario, on July 1, 1908, a group of residents got together and turned their clocks forward to begin the world's first DLT.

Later on, other Canadian Provinces followed suit.

The U.S.

Many credit Benjamin Franklin as the 'father' of DLT. Actually, when he suggested it to Parisians, around 1784, it didn't even involve turning the clocks.

Franklin wrote a letter to the editor of the Journal of Paris, called "An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light" and suggested that Parisians could economize candle usage by getting out of bed earlier in the morning.

He meant this as a joke.

Actually, the modern day DLT has New Zealand scientist, George Vernon Hudson, and British builder William Willett to thank. History has it that in 1895, Mr. Hudson presented a paper to the Wellington Philosophical Society proposing a 2-hour shift in October and shifting it back again in March.

Here's a question for you!

Should we continue on with Day Light Saving Time or should we can it once and for all? Take a moment and take the quick poll below and tell us what you think.

We'll see if you're peers agree with you.


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