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Old 12-12-2010, 10:15 AM  
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Canadian time zones

Would someone please answer a burning question I have? Does Canada have different time zones as the US? If not, how does it work out for various areas? Any pros or cons?
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:37 PM  
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No Havasu, we do not. We have the same time zones as the rest of the world.

It's all based on Greenwich Mean Time?
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:51 PM  
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So, basically, if one was to have banker's hours (9 AM to 4 PM), it is possible some areas would be in the dark at closing times?
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Yes... in the extreme north, where they can have 24hrs/day of night.
Here's a good map that covers the time zones.

Time - Current time around the World and standard time zones map of the world- 12 format
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So, basically, if one was to have banker's hours (9 AM to 4 PM), it is possible some areas would be in the dark at closing times?
Right now I drive to work in the dark in the morning and by the time I leave work it's dark again. But I don't think that's related to time zones.
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Thanks for the map. According to it, Canada has 5 different time zones, but I also noticed Greenland is covered all under one time zone. In the U.S., we call the different zones as Pacific, Mountain, Central, and East Coast...do you use the same identifiers?
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Old 12-12-2010, 01:54 PM  
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Of course not. We put our own slant on them. But that's just sematics. Time zones world wide are all based on GMT with certain geographic slants.
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I just learned something today. Thanks!
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Of course not. We put our own slant on them. But that's just sematics. Time zones world wide are all based on GMT with certain geographic slants.
That map isn't quite accurate. Saskatchewan is technically supposed to be on MST, but because we don't observe daylight savings time we are on CST for part of the year.
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Correct. Saskatchewan, the slow red headed step child to the rest of the country. But hey, they learned to count to 13 this year, so good for you, here's a gold star.
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