[tz] [IANA #1173666] Time zone change - Yukon Canada

Matt Johnson-Pint mj1856 at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 24 01:38:41 UTC 2020

Hi Andrew,

British Columbia (not Yukon) has the zone name: America/Vancouver

You might find it easier to browse the unofficial copy of the tzdb that Paul keeps on GitHub at https://github.com/eggert/tz

The relevant parts are here (Zone America/Vancouver):

and here (Rule Canada):

As you can see, no change has yet been made for British Columbia.

You might also appreciate this article, which is useful to understand how to interpret the source files:  https://data.iana.org/time-zones/tz-how-to.html

Aside - Thanks for keep in touch, especially regarding Yukon (which I assume the upcoming change is still going forward).    Earlier, Tim had eluded to Microsoft picking up the change from here - which is indeed the case.  I work at Microsoft and regularly monitor discussion and changes here and forward to the responsible parties internally.  Occasionally it goes the other direction too, but lately this list is better informed than we are! 🙂


From: tz <tz-bounces at iana.org> on behalf of Andrew.Smith at gov.yk.ca <Andrew.Smith at gov.yk.ca>
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:41 PM
To: eggert at cs.ucla.edu <eggert at cs.ucla.edu>
Cc: tz at iana.org <tz at iana.org>
Subject: Re: [tz] [IANA #1173666] Time zone change - Yukon Canada

Hi all, can I get confirmation that the TZ database has not made a change to British Columbia's time - that they are still scheduled to go to PST in the fall? (Excluding the eastern parts that are on MST).
They have created and passed their legislation but have not chosen to enact it yet, and I heard from their officials last week they will be delaying to wait for the pacific US.

Also, is there a way for me to simply view the database or a list of current zones? I'm not familiar or getting any luck with the tar files.

Andrew G. Smith
Intergovernmental Relations
Executive Council Office
Government of Yukon
C: 867-335-6008

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu>
Sent: July 7, 2020 7:25 PM
To: Andrew.Smith <Andrew.Smith at gov.yk.ca>
Cc: Time zone mailing list <tz at iana.org>
Subject: Re: [tz] [IANA #1173666] Time zone change - Yukon Canada

On 7/6/20 11:50 AM, Andrew.Smith at gov.yk.ca wrote:

> I don’t know how many people are on this TZ mailing list, hopefully the information coming from Yukon isn’t just noise in your inboxes.

It's definitely signal, not noise! We appreciate heads-ups like this.

To answer your other question, the mailing list currently has 885 members. You can browse the list's archive at <https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/>, where you can see recent email about timekeeping in Yukon, Vietnam, Sudan, Hungary and Mars.
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