[tz] Zone America/Glace_Bay

Chris Walton Chris.Walton at telus.com
Sat Jul 18 16:52:48 UTC 2015

> Hank W. wrote:
> > The government of Glace Bay was dissolved on 1 Aug 1995 when eight
> > municipalities, including Glace Bay, were consolidated to form Cape
> > Breton (a.k.a. CBRM, short for Cape Breton Regional Municipality),
> Thanks for the info.  However, this all happened before America/Glace_Bay was
> entered into the tz database in 1996, and even had we known about it we
> probably wouldn't have been affected by it.

Paul E. wrote:
> CBRM is a legal entity covering some 2500 km².  We typically prefer more-
> specific location names, even if they lack some official or legal status.
> To send physical mail there, one typically writes "Glace Bay, NS B1A 4X0" not
> "Cape Breton Regional Municipality, NS B1A 4X0", which indicates that the Glace
> Bay name is common usage and is a reasonable candidate for tzdata.

I agree with Paul.

The Wikipedia article says that Glace Bay was an incorporated town from 1901 to 1995.
Now Glace Bay is a community within a larger municipality.   This does not imply that Glace Bay does not exist.
Glace Bay is still marked on the maps.
The road signs still say "Welcome to Glace Bay".
As per Paul's comment above, all postal addresses for Glace Bay include the line: "Glace Bay, NS".

The people that live in Glace Bay will tell you that they live in Glace Bay.

The same is true for may former villages, towns, and cities in Canada.
People that live in communities that have been amalgamated into larger municipalities never stop using the old names.

The Canadian geonames database lists Glace Bay as a Community with coordinates 46° 11' 42" N, 59° 57' 21" W.


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