Yes, I, a non-daylight savings time Saskatchewanite said it. It is dark here. The sun currently rises at approximately 8:30am and sets by 2:45-3pm. I thought I knew dark, but this is bringing it to a whole new level. Come 3pm each day you are not sure whether to eat dinner, go to bed, or turn on every light in your home.
As you can imagine, SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) is a real issue. In an attempt to battle SAD, Umeå, a city 500 km north of Stockholm, has introduced a new light therapy. Keep in mind, Umeå currently sees a maximum of 5 hours of sunlight per day, this total shrinking with every day that passes, and settling around 4 hours a day mid December.
Photo from the Local.