Monday, November 30, 2015

Canada's oldest newspaper

Don't look too closely at the image. Then answer without stopping to think. What was Canada's first newspaper?

Image of first issue from the Canadian Encyclopedia

If you said the Montreal Gazette, the Ottawa Citizen, the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, or Le Devoir, you'd be wrong.

The Halifax Gazette was first published in 1752, 115 years before Confederation. It would have come out sooner, if there had been any local news, said publisher John Bushell.

Technically, it's still alive, after morphing into the Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, a government information publication.

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