The Guardian (Charlottetown)

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The Guardian
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) TC Transcontinental
Editor Gary MacDougall
Founded 1870s
Headquarters 165 Prince Street
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
C1A 4R7
Circulation 18,700 weekdays
19,942 Saturdays in 2010[1]

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. Southam Newspapers acquired the paper from Thomson in 1996, before being itself acquired by Canwest Global Communications in 2000. Finally, Canwest sold the paper to Transcontinental Media (now TC Transcontinental) in 2002.

The Guardian had a sister publication, The Evening Patriot, which was discontinued in 1995 amid efficiency changes by the publishers.[2]

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 to the west and The Eastern Graphic in Montague to the east. In 2010 the daily weekday circulation was approximately 18,000.

The Guardian is currently printed in Borden-Carleton.[3]

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  1. ^ Canadian Circulations Audit Board Circulation Report for January to December 2010. Retrieved February 16, 2012. (registration required)
  2. ^ "Island Newspapers: Patriot". Robertson Library, University of Prince Edward Island. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Rukavina, Peter (11 February 2014). "The Guardian, Feb. 11, 1914". Retrieved 20 January 2015. 

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