Municipal Affairs and Environment
November 2, 2018

Public Advisory: November 4 Marks Annual Conclusion of Daylight Savings Time

Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador are reminded that Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend. At 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 4, clocks should be turned back one hour.

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.

From November 1-7, many jurisdictions acknowledge Carbon Monoxide Week. This is a time to recognize the dangers of exposure to carbon monoxide and to educate residents on preventative measures. The National Fire Prevention Association provides information on its website here: www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Fire-and-life-safety-equipment/Carbon-monoxideexternal link icon.

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Media contact
Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-5449, 691-9466
lynnrobinson@gov.nl.ca

2018 11 02                              10:00 a.m.