The Province is a daily newspaper published in British Columbia by Postmedia. It has been a daily newspaper since 1898. As of December 2001, its six-day (Sunday to Friday) average circulation is 167,746 copies a day. Formerly abroad sheet, 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 Vancouver Sun is a daily newspaper first published in the Canadian province of British Columbia on February 12, 1912. The paper is currently published by the Pacific Newspaper Group, a division of Postmedia Network. It is published six days a week, Monday to Saturday. Although its staff of reporters has shrunken considerably in recent years, the Sun still has the largest newsroom in Vancouver. The Sun is a broadsheet newspaper and was not originally related to the Sun Media chain and its tabloid Sun paper in Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton. However, Sun Media was acquired by Postmedia in 2015, making the Vancouver Sun and the tabloid Sun papers part of the same company.