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Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner CanWest Global Communications Corp.
Editor Wayne Moriarty
Founded 1898
Headquarters Vancouver, BC, Canada
Official website

The Province is a daily, tabloid format newspaper published in British Columbia by the Pacific Newspaper Group Inc, a CanWest Global Communications Company. 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 average circulation is 167,746 copies a day.[1]



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 The Vancouver Sun and the 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

On March 23, 1922, the Province launched a radio station, CFCB, at 2 p.m. 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, it moved to 730 kHz in 1925, and then the paper turned its operations over to the Pacific Broadcasting Co. in 1933 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. [2]


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