Clocks spring ahead Sunday

Published on March 4, 2014
Daylight savings time begins this weekend.

Daylight savings time begins March 9 at 2 a.m.

People are reminded to set their clocks and watches ahead one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday or Saturday evening before they go to bed.

Watches and clocks are not the only items that need adjustment: ovens, microwaves, car clocks, electronic devices, and automatic timer lights need to be turned ahead.

It is also a good time to clean dryer vents to prevent fires, as well as to change batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, a press release from the provincial justice department said.  Smoke detectors should be tested monthly and replaced every 10 years.