The Province

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Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Postmedia Network
Editor Wayne Moriarty
Founded 1898
Headquarters Vancouver, BC, Canada
Circulation 144,537 daily
157,525 Sunday in 2011[1]
Website www.theprovince.com

The Province is a daily newspaper published in British Columbia by Postmedia. It has been a daily newspaper since 1898.

According to a recent NADbank survey, The Province's average weekday readership was 520,100, making it British Columbia's most read newspaper. As of December 2001, its six-day (Sunday to Friday) average circulation is 167,746 copies a day.[2] Formerly a broadsheet, The Province has used the tabloid paper size since the late 1970s.

History[edit]

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.

CFCB/CKCD radio station[edit]

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.[3]

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