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Anyone in British Columbia or the Yukon with a computer or mobile device can access 125+ years of digital news archives at no charge, remotely, anytime – no authentication required. This online access is made possible through a collaboration of academic, public, and school libraries across B.C.

Log in straight from this page to search nearly 5 million digitized pages of news, ads, images and more that showcase B.C.'s heritage – a remarkable trove of content for research, teaching, and learning.

The Province (1894-2010)

The Province has been a vital part of the community since its beginning in 1894 covering various social movements in Vancouver including labor strikes, first-wave feminism, moral reform, temperance, and alcohol prohibition. The newspaper has also reported on world issues that have affected Vancouver. Learn More | Visit the LibGuide

The Times Colonist (1884-2010)

The Times-Colonist is the oldest daily newspaper in Western Canada and is known for its blend of local news and commentary. Its 126 years of coverage includes every British Columbia Premier and Canadian Prime Minister to hold office through 2010, the moon landing, both world wars, and much more. Learn More | Visit the LibGuide

The Vancouver Sun (1912-2010)

The Vancouver Sun is known for its wide range of coverage – international and local, from the Paris Peace Conference to the Prohibition Era to the Komagata Maru Incident. It was the first paper in the world to use digital photography and was distinguished for its award-winning editorial cartoonists. Learn More | Visit the LibGuide

Access to These ProQuest Historical Newspapers
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Maureen Ciarniello