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Newfoundland and the Straits in southeastern Labrador have their own time zone: Newfoundland Standard Time, a half hour ahead of the rest of Labrador and the other Atlantic provinces. When time zones were established, the Dominion of Newfoundland was an independent country with its own time zone. The government tried to make the province conform to Atlantic Standard Time in 1963, but the measure was quashed by public outcry.
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