The Prince George Citizen

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The Prince George Citizen
Prince George Citizen building in 1970
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Glacier Media
Publisher Colleen Sparrow
Editor Neil Godbout
Founded 1916
Language English
  1. 201-1777 3rd Ave
    Prince George, British Columbia
    V2L 3G7
Circulation 10,796 Mon. to Thur.
11,410 Fri. and Sat. (2011)[1]
ISSN 0832-4247

The Prince George Citizen is a daily newspaper located in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. It is owned by Glacier Media.

In addition to Prince George, the Citizen also covers the outlying communities of Fort St. James, Fraser Lake, Mackenzie, McBride, Quesnel, and Vanderhoof, British Columbia.

Prince George Citizen building in 1916

The Citizen was established in 1916 as a weekly newspaper, and converted to daily publication in 1957.[2]

Issues from 1916–present (with a 12-month embargo) are now available online in the Prince George Newspapers database, an ongoing collaborative library project.

Along with several other small British Columbia dailies, The Prince George Citizen was one of the last Canadian properties to be held by Hollinger Inc., the media conglomerate owned by Conrad Black. Hollinger sold its remaining Canadian holdings to Vancouver-based Glacier Ventures International, later called Glacier Media, in 2006.[3]

Prince George Newspapers

The Prince George Newspapers database is a partnering initiative with key information service providers in Northern British Columbia, Canada. In this collaborative venture, three libraries - the Prince George Public Library, the College of New Caledonia Library, and the Geoffrey R. Weller Library at the University of Northern British Columbia - are working together to provide free online access to the historical newspapers of the city of Prince George, British Columbia. As BC’s “northern capital” Prince George has played a vital role in the development of the northern region of the province. The newspapers, which began to be published prior to the city’s incorporation in 1915, are an important source of information on the region’s growth and continuing development. This project is being undertaken with the consent and support of the Prince George Citizen. Financial assistance has also been provided by the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia, the Prince George Community Foundation, the Friends of the Prince George Public Library, and BC 150.


Over 100 years of full-text newspapers are available for searching, and more content is being added each year. The database currently includes the following newspapers:

  • Fort George Tribune: 1909 - 1915
  • Fort George Herald: 1910 - 1915
  • Prince George Herald: 1915 - 1916
  • Prince George Post: 1914 - 1915
  • Prince George Star: 1916 - 1917
  • Prince George Leader: 1921 - 1923
  • Prince George Citizen: 1916 - present (with 12 month embargo)
  • College of New Caledonia Student Newspapers: 1970 - onward

See also


  1. ^ Audit Bureau of Circulations e-Circ data for the six months ending September 30, 2011. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  2. ^ "Prince George Citizen". Retrieved March 30, 2012.
  3. ^ "Oh, Canada! Hollinger International Exits Nation With $104M Deal". Editor & Publisher. January 11, 2006. Retrieved March 29, 2012.

External links

  • The Prince George Citizen official website

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