The Peterborough Connection: Time Zones

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Everywhere you go, there always seems to be a connection back to Peterborough—from people who once lived here, to our Sister City, to travelling in Northern Ontario.

When travelling along Highway 17 about an hour East of the Manitoba border, you will see a sign alerting you of the time change depending on the direction you are travelling. The imaginary line that separates Eastern Standard Time and Central Standard Time was created by Sir Sandford Fleming, who had great ties to Peterborough (see No. 18 here in our "Fun Facts about Peterborough").

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There are two markers commemorating his work and even mention Peterborough by name.

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—by Evan Holt

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