Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Province, Vancouver

May 2015 cover image from thinglink

This cover story refers to one of 2015's big stories. Again and again, local papers have referred to the precipitous rise in Vancouver house prices. There have also been stories of the rapid destruction of livable city homes for the purpose of rebuilding larger and more expensive ones to flip.

The Province, Vancouver's other daily, has a tabloid format, emphasizing pictures as well as dramatic headlines. This daily goes back to 1898. Bought by the Southam family in 1923, it was the city's most popular daily until WWII.

In 1945, a six-week strike caused it to lose market share, and in 1957, Pacific Newspaper Group took possession of both the Sun and Province. Today, both are owned by Postmedia.

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