Alternative place names?

Garrett Wollman wollman at
Wed Sep 27 17:38:59 UTC 2000

<<On Wed, 27 Sep 2000 11:35:02 -0600, Paul Hill <phill at> said:

> Does this apply to Canada?  Are there really redundant entries for Pacific,
> Mountain, Central and Eastern for Canada?  I thought only those locations
> with alternative TZ histories are listed under a different town/city name.
> Maybe that is why all of Canada would get its onw list, what with War Time
> and differing parliamentary history etc.

Absolutely -- there are in fact 22 of them (according to
Even just `Central' refers to eight distinct time zones:

CA      +4953-09709     America/Winnipeg        Central Time - Manitoba & west Ontario
CA      +4843-09429     America/Rainy_River     Central Time - Rainy River & Fort Frances, Ontario
CA      +6608-06544     America/Pangnirtung     Central Time - Pangnirtung, Nunavut
CA      +6344-06828     America/Iqaluit Central Time - east Nunavut
CA      +6245-09210     America/Rankin_Inlet    Central Time - central Nunavut
CA      +6903-10505     America/Cambridge_Bay   Central Time - west Nunavut
CA      +5024-10439     America/Regina  Central Standard Time - Saskatchewan - most locations
CA      +5017-10750     America/Swift_Current   Central Standard Time - Saskatchewan - midwest


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