Daylight savings time returns, install new batteries in your home’s smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detector

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Daylight saving time returns to Manitoba early in the morning of Sunday, March 8, when clocks across the province will be advanced by one hour.

Brandon Fire & Emergency Services would like to remind the public to “install new batteries in your home’s smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detector”. “For added protection, it is recommended to also install smoke alarms inside all bedrooms. Carbon monoxide alarms are to be installed outside all sleeping areas if your home has a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage”.

The official time change to daylight saving time occurs at 2 a.m., Sunday, March 8 at which time clocks should be set ahead to 3 a.m.