[tz] Fort Nelson, Canada

Chris Walton Chris.Walton at telus.com
Mon Sep 21 22:46:41 UTC 2015

Sorry I missed the announcement back in February.

Here is a Wikipedia link for the affected region:

-The area has a population of 5290 and an area of 85014 square km.
-The post 1970 time zone history will no longer match America/Vancouver or America/Dawson_Creek.

The change could be treated as a minor boundary tweak, but given the size I would assume a new zone entry is required.

Let's see what others have to say.


From: tz-bounces at iana.org [mailto:tz-bounces at iana.org] On Behalf Of Matt Johnson
Sent: September 21, 2015 05:58 PM
To: tz at iana.org; thorsen at timeanddate.com
Subject: Re: [tz] Fort Nelson, Canada

Also on this municipality's official site:


From: mj1856 at hotmail.com<mailto:mj1856 at hotmail.com>
To: tz at iana.org<mailto:tz at iana.org>; thorsen at timeanddate.com<mailto:thorsen at timeanddate.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:50:50 -0700
Subject: [tz] Fort Nelson, Canada
According to http://www.timeanddate.com/news/time/fort-nelson-canada-time-zone.html

Fort Nelson, BC, Canada will cancel DST this year.

So while previously they were aligned with America/Vancouver, they're now aligned with America/Dawson_Creek.

Does this type of split require a new zone entry?  America/Fort_Nelson  ??

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