Referendum keeps B.C. Peace out of time change

In a 1974 referendum vote, Peace River Regional District Communities voted to change our time zone to Mountain Standard Time all year round.

The vote meant our area would not change time like most of the country. There are a number of other places in Canada where the time change does not apply — most notably Saskatchewan, which stays on standard time all the time.

As of today, we are now an hour ahead of the rest of the province and have the same time as Alberta.

The referendum had four options on it, including the Mountain Standard Time and Mountain Standard with Daylight Savings Time.

Most residents wanted the second option, but accidently voted for Mountain Standard Time without Daylight Savings Time.

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