The Guardian (Charlottetown)

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The Guardian
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Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) SaltWire Network
EditorJocelyne Lloyd
Headquarters165 Prince Street
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
C1A 4R7

The Guardian is a daily newspaper published 5 days a week in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.


The paper was originally launched in the 1870s as The Presbyterian and Evangelical Protestant Union, owned by Presbyterian minister Stephen G. Lawson. It adopted its current name in 1887.

After a succession of local owners, the newspaper was bought by Thomson Corporation in the 1950s. Southam Newspapers acquired the paper from Thomson in 1996, before being itself acquired by Canwest Global Communications in 2000. Canwest sold the paper to Transcontinental in 2002, before being sold to SaltWire Network, a newly formed parent company of The Chronicle Herald , in April 2017. [1] [2] [3]

The Guardian had a sister publication, The Evening Patriot, which was discontinued in 1995 amid efficiency changes by the publishers. [4]

While the slogan of The Guardian for many years has been 'Covers the Island like the dew', it remains principally a Charlottetown publication, with the Journal Pioneer in Summerside to the west and The Eastern Graphic in Montague to the east. In 2010, the daily weekday circulation was approximately 18,000.

The Guardian is currently printed in Halifax.

See also

The Guardian ( Charlottetown Canada) does not publish a newspaper either in print or online on Mondays. It is a Tuesday to Saturday paper only.

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  2. "Transcontinental sells The Guardian, Journal Pioneer". CBC News. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  3. "The Chronicle Herald acquires Transcontinental Inc.'s newspapers, news websites and four printing plants in Atlantic Canada". The Chronicle Herald. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  4. "Island Newspapers: Patriot". Robertson Library, University of Prince Edward Island . Retrieved 20 January 2015.