Nunavut (northern Canada) changes time zones again
richw at webcom.com
Tue Nov 7 19:19:38 UTC 2000
Nunavut (formerly the eastern part of Canada's Northwest Territories)
has been struggling with time zones for over a year. The territory
originally straddled three zones, and efforts to impose a single time
for all of Nunavut have met with vocal opposition.
The latest change (effective Mon. 2000-11-06) appears to keep most of
the territory on UTC-5h (i.e., CDT in summer and EST in winter) year-
round. However, some communities in western Nunavut will set their
clocks an hour earlier, to UTC-6h.
The news story didn't make it clear whether western Nunavut would
change its clocks in the summer or not. Also, the National Research
Council -- Canada's federal regulatory body for time zones -- hasn't
updated its maps yet (http://www.nrc.ca/inms/time/tze.html) to reflect
the latest change in Nunavut.
Rich Wales richw at webcom.com http://www.webcom.com/richw/
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