Time in Canada

Do you have the time?
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Last updated: March 13, 2022
First submittedSeptember 30, 2021
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1. The National Research Council Time Signal is:
Canada's longest running radio program
A website showing the exact time in each time zone in Canada
An annual timeline of deadlines for research funding applications
An atomic clock at Parliament Hill, Ottawa, that is the Canada's official timekeeper
2. How many time zones does Canada have?
3. What's at the top of the Gastown steam clock in Vancouver?
a weathervane
a bell
a whistle
a flagpole
4. What happened in Newfoundland in 1988?
Daylight saving time was used all year
School hours were changed to accommodate natural teenage sleep patterns
CJON-TV became the first station to broadcast 24 hours a day
Daylight saving was two hours ahead instead of one
5. Scottish-Canadian Sir Sandford Fleming is best known as the inventor of what?
worldwide standard time
daylight saving
the electric clock
the digital pocket watch
6. What is Mountain Time?
A relaxed way of life in the east of British Columbia
A calendar of festivals in the western provinces
A time zone
A craft whisky distilled in Yukon
7. Which clock was on the $20 bill back when notes were made of paper?
Nineteen on the Park
The Peace Tower
Halifax Town Clock
Old City Hall, Toronto
8. What is the 9 O'Clock Gun?
A canon in Vancouver that is fired at 9 every night
The Sunday church bells at the Anglican Military Ordinariate of Canada
A warning shot fired into the air at 9 each night in the late 1890s by the the North-West Mounted Police in Dawson City
A hunting, angling and trapping club in Saskatchewan
9. Why is Canada Day celebrated in Ottawa with festivities called the "noon show"?
The Dominion of Canada was proclaimed at noon (1 July 1867)
Noon is the start of the official lunch break when parliament is sitting
To symbolise the 12 provinces and territories (the tradition predates Nunavut)
It was programmed in the 19th century to allow farmers enough time to travel to town after milking
10. Who or what are the Maritimes?
Weekly tidal timesheets distributed through angling, boating and surf shops
A renowned women's choir from Prince Edward Island
The provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
A basketball team from Labrador
11. What is the average time it takes the Canadian Train to travel from Vancouver to Toronto?
2 days and 19.5 hours
3 days and 23.5 hours
4 days and 17.5 hours
5 days and 9.5 hours
12. Beware the sinister 7 O'Clock Man (Bonhomme Sept Heures) in Quebec. What does he do?
Wakes the town with his cockerel Soleil
Flies through open windows looking for souls to carry into the night
When people are at home eating dinner he releases livestock from fields, pens and barns
Kidnaps children who are not home by 7pm
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Sep 30, 2021
Level 57
Sep 30, 2021
The Maritimes is a collection of easterly provinces (specifically New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and P.E.I.) but Canada's most easterly province, Newfoundland and Labrador, is distinct from the Maritmes collective. Given that, to say that the Maritimes is the "Canada's eastern provinces" is inaccurate.
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Sep 30, 2021
Thank you, I appreciate the advice and have fixed it