The Province
It Starts Here.
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Postmedia Network
EditorHarold Munro
Headquarters400-2985 Virtual Way
Vancouver, British Columbia
V5M 4X7
ISSN0839-3311 Edit this at Wikidata

The Province is a daily newspaper published in tabloid format in British Columbia by Pacific Newspaper Group, a division of Postmedia Network, alongside the Vancouver Sun broadsheet newspaper. Together, they are British Columbia's only two major newspapers.[1]

Formerly a broadsheet,[2] The Province later became tabloid paper-size. It publishes daily except Saturdays, Mondays (as of October 17, 2022) and selected holidays.[3]


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The Province was established as a weekly newspaper in Victoria in 1894. A 1903 article in the Pacific Monthly described the Province as the largest and the youngest of Vancouver's important newspapers.[4]

In 1923, the Southam family bought The Province. By 1945, the paper's printers went out on strike. The Province had been the best selling newspaper in Vancouver, ahead of the Vancouver Sun and News Herald. As a result of the six-week strike, it lost significant market share, at one point falling to third place. In 1957, The Province and the Vancouver Sun were sold to Pacific Press Limited which was jointly owned by both newspaper companies.

A 1970 strike by Pacific Press employees shut down the Sun and Province for three months; in the interim, the Vancouver Express published daily editions. It ended on May 13 and resulted in increased pay for employees and a trustee pension fund with a board that included management and union representatives.[5]


The Province has seen, like most Canadian daily newspapers, a decline in circulation. Its total circulation dropped by 30 percent to 114,467 copies daily from 2009 to 2015.[6]

Daily average[7]

Notable journalists

CFCB/CKCD radio station

At 2 p.m. on March 23, 1922, the Province launched radio station CFCB, with news and stock market reports. There were news bulletins throughout the day, followed by music. Sign off was at 10 p.m. The station's name changed to CKCD in 1923 and it moved to 730 kHz in 1925. In 1933 the paper turned its operations over to the Pacific Broadcasting Co., while continuing to supply news reports to the station.

In 1936, the newly formed Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, established to function as both broadcaster and broadcasting regulator (taking over the latter function from previous regulator the Department of Marine and Fisheries), asked CKCD to relinquish its licence, and the station signed off for the last time in February 1940.[9]

See also


  1. ^ "About Us – Vancouver Sun". Archived from the original on 2019-06-23. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  2. ^ "When the Vancouver Province (literally) turned into a tabloid". CBC. 2019-04-26. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  3. ^ "How to get in touch with the province". The Province. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  4. ^ Kerr, J. B. (July 1903). "Prominent Newspapers of the Pacific Coast, Part 3: The Vancouver Province" . The Pacific Monthly.
  5. ^ "Three-year pact ends press dispute; Papers get ready after 3 months". Vancouver Express. May 12, 1970. p. 1. Retrieved December 8, 2022 – via
  6. ^ "Daily Newspaper Circulation Data". News Media Canada. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Daily Newspaper Circulation Data". News Media Canada. Retrieved 16 December 2017. Figures refer to the total circulation (print and digital combined) which includes paid and unpaid copies.
  8. ^ "Sports journalism loses long-time columnist". Lethbridge Herald. Lethbridge, Alberta. January 15, 2001. p. 15.Free access icon
  9. ^ Canadian Communications Foundation – Fondation Des Communications Canadiennes