The Vancouver Sun

The Vancouver Sun

Infobox Newspaper
name =

type = Daily newspaper
format = Broadsheet
foundation = 1912
owners = CanWest Global Communications Corp.
headquarters = Vancouver, BC, Canada
* editor = Patricia Graham
publisher = Kevin D. Bent | ISSN = 0832-1299
website = []

"The Vancouver Sun" is a daily newspaper first published in the Canadian province of British Columbia on February 12, 1912. The paper is currently published by the Pacific Newspaper Group, a division of CanWest MediaWorks Publications Inc., which is affiliated with CanWest Global Communications company. [] It is published six days a week, Monday to Saturday.

Although its staff of reporters has shrunken considerably in recent years, the "Sun" still has the largest newsroom in Vancouver. The "Sun" is a broadsheet newspaper and is not part of the Sun Media chain that operates tabloid papers in Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton.


When the Sun began operation, it was published at 125 West Pender Street, just around the corner from "The Province", its rival newspaper at the time.

In 1924, the Sun bought the "Vancouver World" newspaper, which had been in financial difficulty for some time.

In March 1937, a fire destroyed the Sun's business and editorial offices. The only casualty was the janitor, who suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation. The "Sun" promptly moved across the street into the "World Building", where the "World" had previously been published. The building was accordingly renamed the Sun Tower.

In 1958, the "Sun" and the "Province" joined to create the "Pacific Press" in response to the rising costs of producing newspapers. First the papers merged their mechanical and financial departments, then they both moved into the "Pacific Press Building" on December 27, 1965.

The paper moved to Granville Square in 1997.

According to a recent NADbank surveyFact|date=February 2007, the "Sun"'s daily readership was 499,800, making it British Columbia's second most read newspaper, after "The Province". Its six-day average circulation was 203,390 copies a day as of December 31, 2001. []


The "Sun" has multiple sections. Its main, or A, section usually contains the top local stories of the day along with national and international news. The B section, Westcoast News, features local news and columnists along with a daily feature, running on pages B2 and B3, known as The Daily Special. The paper also has daily Arts & Life, BusinessBC and Sports sections. On Thursdays, "The Sun" publishes a tabloid entertainment section called Westcoast Life. On Saturdays, there is a section called Weekend Review with columnists, features and articles on science. The "Sun" also publishes a popular editorial section each fall called "BC's Top Employers", profiling employers in the province with progressive and interesting workplace policies. [cite web|url=|title=BC's Top 20 Employers (2005)]


The Vancouver Sun is owned by media giant Canwest Media who has historically been right of center. In the 2006 election, the Sun supported the Conservatives party. The editorial board has consistently supported the center-right BC Liberals and many of its policies. Senior editor Fazil Mihlar formerly worked for the Fraser Institute, the right-wing Vancouver-based think tank that issues Report Cards for many Canadian provinces, ranking schools based on their students' performance on standardized examinations.

enior Editors

* Patricia Graham, Editor in Chief
* Kirk "Limp" LaPointe, Managing Editor
* Harold Munro, Deputy Managing Editor
* Stewart Muir, Deputy Managing Editor
* Fazil Mihlar, Editorial Page Editor


* David Baines
* Daphne Bramham
* Michael Campbell
* Don Cayo
* Cam Cole
* Shelley Fralic
* Anthony Gismondi
* Stephen Hume
* Jonathan Manthorpe
* Craig McInnes
* Peter McKnight
* Pete McMartin
* Lynne McNamara
* Fazil Mihlar
* Ian Mulgrew
* Vaughn Palmer
* Malcolm Parry
* Doug Todd
* Paul Willcocks
* Don Whiteley
* Steve Whysall
* Barbara Yaffe


* Andrews, Marke (Business)
* Bates, Linda (Features)
* Beamish, Mike (Sports)
* Bellett, Gerry (News)
* Birnie, Peter (Features)
* Boei, Bill (News)
* Bohn, Glenn (News)
* Bolan, Kim (News)
* Bridge, Maurice (News)
* Bula, Frances (City Hall)
* Cernetig, Miro (Victoria Bureau)
* Constantineau, Bruce (Business)
* Culbert, Lori (News)
* Dykk, Lloyd (Features)
* Fayerman, Pamela (Health)
* Fowlie, Johnathan (News)
* Gram, Karen (Features)
* Griffin, Kevin (Culture & Arts)
* Hall, Neal (News)
* Hamilton, Gordon (Business)
* Hogben, David (News)
* Kane, Michael (Business)
* Kingston, Gary (Sports)
* Lee, Jeff (2010 Winter Olympics)
* Lee, Jenny (Features)
* Lee-Young, Joanne (Business)
* Little, Lyndon (Sports)
* MacIntyre, Iain (Sports)
* Mackie, John (Features)
* O'Brian, Amy (Features)
* O'Neil, Peter (Ottawa Bureau)
* Pap, Elliott (Sports)
* Pemberton, Kim (Features)
* Penner, Derrick (Business)
* Pynn, Larry (News)
* Read, Nicholas (News)
* Scott, Michael (News)
* Shaw, Gillian (Business)
* Simpson, Scott (Business)
* Skelton, Chad (News)
* Stainsby, Mia (Features)
* Steffenhagen, Janet (Education)
* Stinson, Dan (Sports)
* Todd, Douglas (Religion)
* Walker, Ian (Sports)
* Ward, Doug (News)
* Whysall, Steve (Gardening)
* Wigod, Rebecca (Books)
* Wilson, Peter (Business)
* Zacharias, Yvonne (Features)
* Ziemer, Brad (Sports)


ee also

*Vancouver Sun Run
*The Vancouver Sun Classic Children's Book Collection

External links

* [ Vancouver Sun official web site]
* [ History of Metropolitan Vancouver]

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