We have a year's worth of special features and festivities to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Western Canada's oldest daily newspaper.
The Times Colonist and its predecessor newspapers have been part of life on Vancouver Island from the days of hand-fed presses to the Internet age.
The big survivors of Victoria's newspaper trade are the Times and the Colonist, which started in the 19th century and survive in the Times Colonist.
Our founder, Amor De Cosmos, started the British Colonist in 1858, and that periodical and its descendants -- including the newspaper you are reading today -- have been proud to serve Victoria and Vancouver...
This special edition of the Times Colonist includes some of the highlights of 150 years of journalism in Victoria and on Vancouver Island.
Publisher: Bob McKenzie -- Editor in chief: Lucinda Chodan
He was born William Alexander Smith in Nova Scotia and became a legend in British Columbia, but he made a name for himself -- quite literally -- when he was in California.
Amor De Cosmos arrived in Victoria in April 1858. It was not a pleasant town. The colonial capital had a resident population of fewer than 500, but a gold strike on the Fraser River had turned the former...
New technology has transformed the art of producing a daily newspaper several times since the British Colonist was published for the first time in 1858. Some of the old jobs have disappeared as a result...
One of Victoria's first newspapers was printed in French.
The editors and publishers who picked up the challenge of Amor De Cosmos were a glorious lot. They were devoted to their craft, and worked tirelessly to ensure that their newspapers covered the news. ...
The Times Colonist has been a vital part of the community for almost a century and a half.
Victoria's newspapers have seen a parade of characters, from editors to pressmen
James Douglas, royal visitors, Chinese immigrants, Canada's first PM
Origins of Saanich name, hanging that shocked Victoria, visiting Zeballos
Streetcar disaster in 1896, lives lost on high seas, gold rush brings settlers
Arrival of horseless carriage, Victoria's castles, Beacon Hill Park, racism darkens news pages
Painting Trudeau, Rudyard Kipling visits, Robert Service loved our city, getting away to the Gorge