Brighter evenings are starting a bit earlier this year. Daylight saving time will start three weeks earlier and last one week longer in the fall. A proclamation made under the Time Definition Act ensures that Nova Scotia is in sync when the United States extends its daylight saving time in March. Setting our clocks with the U.S., daylight saving time will ensure banking and other business transactions will not be affected. This is especially important for scheduled transportation services — including airline, buses and rail. In addition to economic benefits, Nova Scotians will enjoy a bit more daylight during the winter months. “Staying consistent with the U.S. will ensure there are no disruptions in our relationship with our chief trading partner,” said Justice Minister Murray Scott. “Being in sync is also important to our agriculture, fishery, transportation, shipping and other sectors in our province.” People will now have to move their clocks ahead one hour on the second Sunday in March. This year, that is March 11. Daylight saving time ends on the first Sunday in November, Nov. 4 this year. Most of the other provinces that use daylight saving time are also implementing the change. Computer users are advised to check their calendars to ensure appointments are up to date when the time change takes effect.