The Guardian (Charlottetown)

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The Guardian
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Transcontinental Media
Editor Gary MacDougall
Founded 1870s

165 Prince Street,

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Circulation 18,700 weekdays
19,942 Saturdays in 2010[1]
Official website

The Guardian is a daily newspaper published six days a week in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

The paper was originally launched in the 1870s as The Presbyterian and Evangelical Protestant Union, owned by Presbyterian minister Stephen G. Lawson. It adopted its current name in 1887.

After a succession of local owners, the newspaper was bought by Thomson Corporation in the 1950s, and by Southam Newspapers in 1996, and by Canwest Global in 2000 before then being purchased by Transcontinental Media in 2002.

The Guardian had a sister publication, The Evening Patriot, which was discontinued amid efficiency changes by the publishers.

While the slogan of The Guardian for many years has been 'Covers the Island like the dew', it remains principally a Charlottetown publication, with the Journal Pioneer - also a Transcontinental property - in Summerside at the west and The Eastern Graphic in Montague to the east. While the daily weekday circulation was approximately 18,000 in 2010, it is assumed that circulation has since fallen, as it has in much of the daily newspaper industry.

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  1. ^ Canadian Circulations Audit Board Circulation Report for January to December 2010. Retrieved February 16, 2012. (registration required)

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