Academic, public and school libraries across British Columbia (B.C.) have joined together to provide every B.C. and Yukon resident with online access to 126 years of B.C.’s oldest and most respected newspapers: the Vancouver Sun (1912-2010), the Times-Colonist (1884-2010) and The Province (1894-2010). The papers are part of the renowned ProQuest Historical Newspapers collection, one of the world’s largest digital newspaper archives, now part of Clarivate.

Anyone with a computer or mobile device located in B.C. or the Yukon can access all of these digital news archives from anywhere – including their homes – to search more than a century of news, features, editorials, ads and images that showcase B.C.’s heritage. Users have access to nearly 5 million digitized pages – a remarkable trove of content for school assignments, teaching, research, local history, family research and more. This access was made possible by the library members of the British Columbia Electronic Library Network (BC ELN), the BC Libraries Cooperative and Focused Education Resources.

Anyone building a family tree, writing a school report, performing in-depth academic research or trying to answer a historical question can get the information they are seeking with access to these newspaper titles.

Anita Cocchia, Executive Director of BC ELN.

ProQuest’s crisp digitization allows readers to browse page-by-page as the newspaper originally appeared or use a variety of search parameters to pinpoint the content they’re looking for.

Enjoy exploring!

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