FW: Windsor, Ontario, in 1955

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Wed Mar 17 14:39:38 UTC 2010

I'm (belatedly) forwarding this message from Mark Brader, who is not on the time zone mailing list. Those of you who are on the list, please direct replies appropriately.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Brader [mailto:msb at vex.net] 
Sent: Saturday, March 06, 2010 3:48
To: Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E]
Subject: Windsor, Ontario, in 1955

Please forward to the TZ list.  I am not on the list, so replies should
be directed accordingly, but really I don't think I need to see any anyway.

Currently the database has:

# Ontario

# From Paul Eggert (2006-07-09):
# Shanks & Pottenger write that since 1970 most of Ontario has been like
# Toronto.
# Thunder Bay skipped DST in 1973.
# Many smaller locales did not observe peacetime DST until 1974;
# Nipigon (EST) and Rainy River (CST) are the largest that we know of.

In the (Toronto) Globe and Mail for Saturday, 1955-09-24, in the bottom
right corner of page 1, it says that Toronto will return to standard
time at 2 am Sunday morning (which agrees with the database), and that:

    The one-hour setback will go into effect throughout most of Ontario,
    except in areas like Windsor which remains on standard time all year.

Windsor is, of course, a lot larger than Nipigon.

I only came across this incidentally.  I don't know if Windsor began
observing DST when Detroit did, or in 1974, or on some other date.

By the way, the article continues by noting that:

    Some cities in the United States have pushed the deadline back
    three weeks and will change over from daylight saving in October.
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