The Province

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The Province
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Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Postmedia Network
Editor Harold Munro
Founded 1898
Headquarters 200 Granville Street
Suite 1
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 3N3
Circulation 112,115 weekdays
126,230 Sundays in 2015[1]
ISSN 0839-3311

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

Formerly a broadsheet,[citation needed] The Province later became tabloid paper-size.


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.


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.[2]

Daily average[3]

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.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2015 Daily Newspaper Circulation Spreadsheet (Excel)". News Media Canada. Retrieved 16 December 2017.  Numbers are based on the total circulation (print plus digital editions).
  2. ^ "Daily Newspaper Circulation Data". News Media Canada. Retrieved 16 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Canadian Communications Foundation - Fondation Des Communications Canadiennes

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