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Vancouver, British Columbia
The Province is a daily newspaper published in tabloid format in British Columbia by Pacific Newspaper Group, a division of Postmedia Network Inc., alongside the Vancouver Sun broadsheet newspaper. The two are the only major daily newspapers in British Columbia.
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 Province Empty Stocking Fund is dedicated to making the holidays brighter for many of those in BC who are less fortunate. Over the years, the fund has given hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged children and needy families a cause to celebrate – all because of the generosity of supporters who read about the effects of the Empty Stocking Fund in a series of Province newspaper articles in November and December.
Administration costs for the Province Empty Stocking Fund campaign are covered by The Province Newspaper.
At 2 p.m. on March 23, 1922, the Province launched radio station CFCB, with news and stock market reports. There were news bulletins throughout the day, followed by music. Sign off was at 10 p.m. The station's name changed to CKCD in 1923 and it moved to 730 kHz in 1925. In 1933 the paper turned its operations over to the Pacific Broadcasting Co., while continuing to supply news reports to the station.
In 1936, the newly formed Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, established to function as both broadcaster and broadcasting regulator (taking over the latter function from previous regulator the Department of Marine and Fisheries), asked CKCD to relinquish its licence, and the station signed off for the last time in February 1940.
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