Stop the Presses

Posted by Daniel on Feb 1, 2009

In colonial times, the British Colonist was British Columbia's most important newspaper. “In every thing that concerns British Columbia we shall take a deep and permanent interest,” declared its founder, the irrepressible Amor de Cosmos. (Come to think of it, that could be the motto of this blog.)

Published in Victoria, it is a remarkable historical document. Now over 100,000 pages of the paper -- from its first edition on December 11, 1858 to the end of June 1910 -- are available online for the first time at

Check it out to read all the news that was fit to print 150 years ago.

Labels: MEDIA