FW: Time zone in Atikokan, Ontario, Canada

Paul Eggert eggert at twinsun.com
Fri Oct 17 10:31:37 UTC 1997

Thanks for forwarding the info about Atikokan.  Shanks (1995) claims
that Atikokan's clocks have agreed with those of America/Rainy_River
ever since the introduction of standard time in 1895, i.e. that it
used daylight-saving time during the summer of 1918, from 1940 through
1945, and during summers from 1974 on.

Given the Toronto Star's report that Atikokan does not use DST, and
given Atikokan's longitude of 91W37 (-06:06:28) it would make sense
for it to be on Central Standard Time all year; this would also agree
with your road atlas maps.  So perhaps the simplest correction to
Shanks is that Atikokan, like Saskatchewan, has observed CST with no
DST since World War II.

I've written the Atikokan library for more info.

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