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Kensington council has no time for problematic clock

The large multi-sided clock installed along Kensington's rail station boardwalk has been having mechanical trouble for a while.
The large multi-sided clock installed along Kensington's rail station boardwalk has been having mechanical trouble for a while. - Google Street View

KENSINGTON, P.E.I. - Kensington town councillors are fed up with people remarking on the town’s apparent inability to tell time.

A large multi-sided clock installed along the community’s rail station boardwalk has been having mechanical trouble for a while, consistently showing the wrong time.

The clock was installed in the 1990s and has been a source of annoyance for town staff almost from the beginning, requiring multiple repairs. The latest maintenance only lasted a few weeks before the time piece went on the fritz again.

In doing research on the problem, town staff discovered the type of clock was not meant to be installed outdoors and are designed to be used in a mall or other spacious indoor location out of the weather.

It was decided during Monday’s council meeting to remove the clock until an appropriate replacement can be secured.

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