Province, The

The Province is a Vancouver daily, founded 1898. The newspaper was launched in 1894 in Victoria, BC, as a weekly, called The Province, by Hewitt BOSTOCK and his associates. In 1898 the Klondike Gold Rush started business booming in Vancouver and it was decided to transfer the operation there.

The first issue of The Vancouver Daily Province came out on 26 Mar 1898. Bostock soon bought out the interests of his associates and took into partnership Walter C. Nichol. When Bostock became involved in politics, Nichol became sole owner and, in 1923, the Southam organization acquired the paper from him. In 1952 the name was changed to The Vancouver Province and once again to The Province in 1956. The Province moved out of the evening field in 1957 and in 1983 went to a tabloid format. The Province caters to a different readership than its sister paper and rival, The Vancouver Sun which is also published by Pacific Newspaper Group Inc, a POSTMEDIA NETWORK, INC company.