[tz] America/Metlakatla now follows Alaska
techops at serrc.org
Tue Nov 10 17:06:45 UTC 2015
Hi Folks - we do IT for the school in Metlakatla. How long does it take
once the patch is made for it to filter out to servers? The town let us
know about the change after they made the decision so we didn't have a
chance to prepare. Many of the devices are set to use location to determine
timezone, so we're looking forward to Metlakatla's info being updating in
participating servers (namely Apple's).
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AKTechOps <http://serrc.org/techops> | techops at serrc.org | 907.523.7290
On Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 8:51 AM, Matt Johnson <mj1856 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Interesting. I wonder what they will do if/when the bill to abolish DST
> in Alaska passes into law? Will they stay on UTC-9 or go back to UTC-8?
> Only time will tell.
> Also, while researching, I stumbled across something interesting:
> *"Metlakatla is on Pacific Time (unofficially, Hyder is, too)"*
> I hadn't heard of Hyder in the tzdb, so digging a little deeper:
> *"Tourists also find that Hyder uses the Pacific Time Zone"*
> *"The town of Hyder, Alaska, is officially in the Alaska Time Zone.
> However, most of the town observes the Pacific Time because of strong
> connections with nearby Stewart, British Columbia, which is in the Pacific
> Time Zone. The United States Post Office in Hyder strictly adheres to
> Alaska Time."*
> *"Unlike the rest of Alaska, Hyder unofficially uses the Pacific Time Zone
> like most of British Columbia and the US West Coast States."*
> *"All of Alaska is on the Alaska time zone except Hyder which is on the
> same time zone as British Columbia. Except for the post office that is.
> Inside the post office is one hour different from the time out in the
> *"Another factor which makes business in Hyder difficult is the time zone.
> While Hyder is technically within the Alaska Time Zone, all of the
> residents of Hyder set their clocks one hour later so as to comply with the
> Pacific Time Zone as used by their Canadian neighbors. This can make
> dealing with the rest of the state more difficult because one hour is lost
> during each business day due to this discrepancy."*
> *"Hyder residents ... use the Candaian time zone ... and are on a
> different time zone than the rest of Alaska"*
> The only discrepancy I found is:
> *"... But it does stay in the Alaskan time zone. A little confusing, but
> not enough to matter."*
> That one is dated August 11-12, 1997 - so perhaps sometime after that.
> The other book is dated 2002, so sometime between.
> I couldn't find confirmation of whether they use DST or not, but I assume
> that since they match nearby Stewart, BC, which should be on
> America/Vancouver, that they do.
> Should there be an America/Hyder zone entry?
> > To: tz at iana.org
> > From: thorsen at timeanddate.com
> > Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2015 14:34:37 +0100
> > Subject: [tz] America/Metlakatla now follows Alaska
> > It seems Metlakatla did go off PST on Sunday, November 1, changing their
> > time to AKST and are going to follow Alaska's DST, switching between
> > AKST and AKDT from now on.
> > Based on:
> > http://www.krbd.org/2015/10/30/annette-island-times-they-are-a-changing/
> > Best regards,
> > Steffen Thorsen - timeanddate.com
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