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Kill daylight saving time? Nearly 14K Albertans have already weighed in and you can too

Nearly 14,000 Albertans have already sent in their input on the province's proposal to end the twice-yearly ritual of changing the clocks and meetings are now scheduled for next month, where the public can deliver feedback in person.

Public meetings set for Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge in September

Daylight savings often means waking up an hour earlier or later than you've become accustomed to. (Elena Elisseeva/Shutterstock)

Nearly 14,000 Albertans have already sent in their input on the province's proposal to end the twice-yearly ritual of changing the clocks.

Now, meetings are scheduled for next month where the public can deliver feedback in person.

"I think it's important for the committee to have follow up questions as well as follow up on concerns," said Calgary-Shaw MLA Graham Sucha, chair of the Standing Committee on Alberta's Economic Future, which is reviewing public feedback.

"Those who come from one side of the spectrum may be able to hear what other sides are inquiring about or concerned about."

The first of four meetings is set for Sept. 8 at the Sandman Hotel in Grande Prairie, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The next is in Edmonton on Sept. 12 at the Edmonton Federal Building, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Calgary will host the third meeting on Sept. 14 at the Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

And the final meeting will be in Lethbridge on Sept. 15 at the Coast Plaza Hotel, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More information about the meetings and how to participate can be found on the committee's website.

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