Directory of PEI Newspapers
The Advertiser began publication in 1846, succeeding the Morning News and Semi-Weekly Advertiser. It was published by John T. Pippy, the son-in-law of E.A. Moody, who had been the publisher of the Morning News. It ceased publication in 1854. A reference to this paper, and to the other papers ... more
The Bee is alleged to have been published in Summerside. It is unknown whether or not it was ever actually published.
The British American chiefly published international news and agricultural articles excerpted from other publications. Local news, particularly speeches made at the House of Assembly, was also published, along with advertisements and anecdotes.
The Broad-Axe, which was associated with the Tenants' Union, was published beginning in August of 1971 to publize the plight of the oppressed ordinary man on P.E.I. It attacked unjust landlords, exposing their practices in a satirical "Landlord of the Month" column. The Comprehensive ... more
The Broad-Axe was an independent newspaper which wittily attacked the government and various other Island institutions, including the Post Office, the courts, the Grand Jury, the Hillsboro ferry and the press. Rumours and advertisements were also published in the paper.
The Bulletin, a small four page newspaper, was first published on May 6, 1898. In this issue it promised to print the latest news reports from the Spanish-American War. Whether or not this paper was published again, or for how long, is unknown.
The single issue of the Bullfrog which was published no longer exists. It is purported to have been Summerside's first newspaper. Allegedly, the Bullfrog was a single sheet and only one issue of it was ever published because, following the first printing, a stranger walked into the printshop ... more
The University of Prince Edward Island Cadre began publication on October 3, 1969. It was the successor to the Prince of Wales College Times and the St. Dunstan's University Red and White, both of which institutions were amalgamated to form U.P.E.I. in 1969. The Cadre printed U.P.E.I. news and ... more
In 1864, when it began publishing, the Charlottetown Herald was a politically nonpartisan newspaper, the successor to the Vindicator. It took a strong anti-Confederation stance, and in its editorial columns it often discussed the Land Question and reciprocity. News, fiction, poetry, anecdotes and ... more
The Christian Chronicle was the organ of the Bible Christians on P.E.I.. It is unknown whether any issues after the first were published.
The Prince of Wales College Times began publication in December of 1923. It was the successor to the Prince of Wales Observer, which had ceased publication at least ten years before. A student newspaper, the College Times featured college and alumni news, poetry, sports, humour, gossip, and an ... more
The Collegium, a student newspaper of the Roman Catholic St. Dunstan's College, printed campus news, news gleaned from other campus newspapers, and essays. Essay topics in the paper included literature, world events, and morals. ... more
The Colonial Herald and Prince Edward Island Advertiser supported escheat and the causes of the tenants. The paper printed international and local news, with special emphasis on the activities of the House of Assembly and on community meetings. Fiction, poetry, advertisements, and articles on ... more
The Constitutionalist's chief preoccupations throughout its brief publishing history were the criticism of Lieutenant Governor Sir Henry Vere Huntley and the defense of the then Family Compact member, Joseph Pope, following his expulsion from the Executive Council. Allegedly, the paper was the ... more
The County Line Courier printed local news and sports, columns, and a television entertainment guide. Column topics included sports, P.E.I, history, the P.E.I. way of life and supernatural phenomena. The County Line Courier's editorials were politically nonpartisan, commenting on current ... more
The Daily Times printed news, poetry, anecdotes and advertisements. Its editorials supported the Conservative party. The Daily Times ceased to be published on February 17, 1902 because one of its operators became ill, and no replacement could be found. The Daily Times was a sister paper of the ... more
The Eastern Advocate: or King's County Gazette began publishing in Georgetown in 1870. It printed short news articles, fiction, poetry, and advertisements. Improved mail service and the building of the railroad were the two main causes of the Eastern Advocate , although the latter led to the ... more
A brief article in the Islander of September 16, 1870, announced that the Eastern Enterprise was soon to begin publication. Whether or not it was ever published is unknown.
The Eastern Graphic began publishing in 1963. Its prospectus declared that it was to be "devoted to people, places and things in Eastern P.E.I, and that is the mandate which it has fulfilled. Kings County news predominates in the paper, with some provincial news included. Sports, humour, ... more
It is unknown whether or not L'Etoile du Nord was ever published. What is known of the paper comes from references to its impending publication in the Pioneer. L'Etoile du Nord was to be a French language newspaper, devoted to agriculture, literature, politics, religion and nationality, ... more
Only two issues of the Evening News survive in P.E.I, collections. The first, issued on January 29, 1874, featured foreign and local news shorts, fiction, poetry, letters regarding the Land Question and advertisements. It was published by J.F. Brennan & Co., which also published the Islander. ... more
The Examiner was founded in 1847 by Edward Whelan. It printed news, anecdotes, fiction, poetry and advertisements. It was a weekly Liberal newspaper, crusading for Responsible Government and opposing the Family Compact. It favoured the Land Purchase Act and the Loan Bill as the means of ridding P.E ... more
The Express and Commercial Advertiser was established in May of 1850. It was owned by John Ings, who was also the owner of the Islander (see also). A Conservative newspaper, the Express and Commercial Advertiser often reprinted the editorial content of the Islander in its columns. It opposed ... more
The Fireside was a children's newspaper published in Georgetown by John Ross. ... more
The Gem, the student newspaper of the University of Prince Edward Island, was founded on November 3, 1983. It was the successor to the UPEI Sun. U.P.E.I. news, news from other universities, sports, humour and feature articles were all printed in the Gem. Issues of concern included student loans, ... more
Gigmanag began publication in 1976, aiming to defend the rights and preserve the culture of the Metis on P.E.I. It printed local and national news, particularly reporting on the activities of the Prince Edward Island Association of Metis and Non-Status Indians, and on the organization which ... more
The Guardian, the successor to the Island Guardian, began publication in 1890 as a politically independent newspaper printing news and advertisements. Its editorials often discussed trade and tariffs, and it supported temperance and the Scott Act. Local, national and international news coverage was ... more
Haszard's Gazette was established by James D. Haszard in 1851. Haszard had previously been the Queen's Printer, and, on being displaced from this office by Edward Whelan, he immediately began the publication of his own paper, Haszard's Gazette. He published it himself until 1853, ... more
L'Impartial was a French language newspaper begun in 1893. It printed news, anecdotes, poetry, fiction, agricultural articles and advertisements. It supported Roman Catholicism and the preservation of the Acadian culture and language. Politically nonpartisan when it began publication, L' ... more
The Island Argus began publication in 1869, when J. H. Fletcher purchased the plant and subscription list of the North Star. It was a Conservative newspaper which advocated reform. The paper attacked Liberal corruption and hypocrisy while agitating for the settlement of the Land Question and for ... more
The Island Farmer was established in 1974 as an independent source of P.E.I. agricultural information. It printed news of the agricultural industry, features on people in agriculture, news of exhibitions, and descriptions of government services and educational opportunities. A number of columns ... more
The Island Guardian, the successor to the Protestant Union, was a Protestant newspaper which published local church news, Sabbath School lessons, religious articles, general news, anecdotes, agricultural articles, fiction and advertisements. When it was first published, the emphasis was primarily ... more
The Islander was a Conservative newspaper throughout its publishing history. During the 1840s, it was the adversary of the Palladium, opposing escheat and Responsible Government and acting as the defender of the Tories and the Family Compact. In the 1850s, when the Islander began its life-long feud ... more
The Journal-Pioneer began publication on October 5, 1951, the result of the amalgamation of the Summerside Journal and the Pioneer. Prince County news was emphasized in the paper, with other news reporting being less extensive. Editorials were politically nonpartisan and often promoted the ... more
The King's County Advertiser was a nonpartisan, nonsectarian newspaper. It printed short news articles, fiction, poetry, agricultural articles and advertisements. ... more
It is unknown whether or not the King's County Gazette was ever published. An advertisement announcing that the paper would begin publication on May 1, 1889 appeared in Frederick's Prince Edward Island Directory 1889-90. It was to feature local and foreign news and agricultural articles. ... more
In his autobiography, John Ross lists the Literary Echo among the papers he published on P.E.I.
In his autobiography, John Ross lists the Little Joker among the papers he published on P.E.I.
The Locomotive, a politically Conservative newspaper, was outspoken in its support of the interests of the railroad ring.
In his autobiography, John Ross lists the Market Report among the papers he published on P.E.I.
The Monitor was a Protestant, Conservative newspaper which attacked the Roman Catholic Church and Edward Whelan's newspaper, the Examiner. Local and foreign news, fiction, anecdotes, and advertisements were all printed in this paper. Confederation was also discussed in its columns. ... more
The Monitor began publishing on Dec. 3, 1975, the result of a merger between the County Line Courier and the Queen's County Telecaster and Commentator. When it started to publish, the Monitor printed Charlottetown news, television listings, and a variety of feature columns. Column topics ... more
The Morning Advertiser was apparently a sister newspaper of the Weekly Advertiser and Colonial Times. The Weekly Advertiser's masthead advertisements are the only source of information about this paper. ... more
The Morning News and Semi-Weekly Advertiser was first published as an independent penny paper, neutral in politics and religion. It featured short articles on international and local news, fiction, poetry, advertisements and anecdotes. There was brief reporting on the law courts and the House of ... more
The New Era was a Charlottetown newspaper published by P.R. Bowers between 1874 and 1882. Bowers also published the Royal Gazette during the majority of these years.
The North Star began publication in 1868 to promote the annexation of P.E.I, to the United States. In 1869, it was succeeded by the Island Argus when J. H. Fletcher, the founder of the Argus, purchased the North Star's plant and subscription list. ... more
The Palladium, through its lengthy and opinionated editorials and letters to the editor, advocated escheat and the liberal reform of the Island's government. International and local news, fiction, poetry, advertisements and anecdotes were all published in the Palladium as well. ... more
The Patriot began publication in 1864 as a Liberal newspaper. It was the successor to the Protestant and Evangelical Witness. During the late 1860s and early 1870s the Patriot opposed Confederation and the building of the railroad. Education was a frequent topic in the paper, with the Free School ... more
The Patron of Industry began publication on Jan. 30, 1896 as the official organ of the Patrons of Industry of P.E.I.. It was devoted to the interests of farmers and laborers and to the furthering of the causes of the Patrons of Industry. Federally, these causes included prohibition, reduced ... more
The People's Journal was a Liberal newspaper which particularly concerned itself with the Land Question and education. It featured local and international news, fiction, poetry and advertisements. ... more
The Phenix was published as a vehicle for the defense and justification of J. B. Palmer, who, on March 31, 1828, had been expelled from the House of Assembly for his misconducts as a solicitor in the Court of Chancery. The first issues were mainly comprised of letters to the editor protesting ... more
The Pillory ran for a short time and was "devoted to sarcasm, ridicule and personalities". ... more
The Pioneer began publication in Alberton on July 5, 1876. It was a politically nonpartisan newspaper, promoting agriculture and social reform. In it, short international and local news stories, fiction, anecdotes and advertisements appeared alongside numerous articles on agriculture. Editorials ... more
The Pownal Argus, a handwritten newspaper of apparently only two months duration, aimed to provide the people of Pownal with a literary outlet. It printed essays, fiction, anecdotes and some local news. A horror story, an essay on Sir Walter Scott, an essay on the scenic beauty of Pownal and a ... more
The Presbyterian was a religious newspaper, publishing Presbyterian church news, theological and moral articles, and Bible interpretation. No secular news appeared in the paper.
The Presbyterian and Evangelical Protestant Union was primarily a religious newspaper, printing international religious news, sermons, Sabbath School lessons, attacks on Roman Catholicism and articles promoting temperance. The paper supported nonsectarian schools during the 1870s and during the ... more
The P.E. Island Agriculturist was a politically nonpartisan newspaper aimed at P.E.I, farmers. Beginning publication on May 31, 1883, it was originally devoted exclusively to articles on agriculture and housekeeping, but local, national and international news was also featured in the 1890s. The ... more
The Prince Edward Island Farmer began publication in 1878. It had only been published for several months by Schurman Bros. when it ceased publication, not to be resumed until 1889 by the Pioneer Publishing Co. In 1878, the Island Farmer was primarily an agricultural paper, featuring articles on ... more
The Prince Edward Island Gazette, a politically nonpartisan newspaper, published international news excerpted from other sources, advertisements and some Island news.
The Prince Edward Island Register, a politically nonpartisan newspaper, printed local news, international news excerpted from other sources and historical anecdotes. While the proportion of P.E.I, news declined towards the end of the paper's publishing history, the Prince Edward Island Gazette ... more
The Prince Edward Island Times was published in Souris by John Ross between 1876 and June 27, 1877. It was succeeded by Ross's Weekly. ... more
The Prince Edward Island Times was an advocate of escheat and liberal reform. Local news and international news excerpted from other sources were published in it, along with anecdotes, advertisements, and articles on agriculture.
The Prince Edward Islander was a Liberal newspaper which opposed protectionism. It printed anecdotes, short news articles, fiction, and advertisements.
The Prince of Wales College Observer began publication in 1896. It printed college news, fiction, poetry, athletics, humour, gossip and alumni news. The Observer's last date of publication is uncertain. ... more
The Protector and Christian Witness, which had merged with Haszard's Gazette in March of 1857, was a Protestant newspaper which published religious articles. It opposed Roman Catholicism and advocated Bible reading in the schools. Some foreign and local news, anecdotes and advertisements were ... more
The Protestant Union, the successor to the Presbyterian and Evangelical Protestant Union, was primarily a religious newspaper. It printed international religious news, sermons, Bible studies, local church news, attacks on the Roman Catholic church and moral essays. News, agricultural articles, ... more
The Protestant and Evangelical Witness, the successor to the Protector and Christian Witness, was a religious newspaper which printed Protestant church news and theological articles, along with local and international news, advertisements, and anecdotes. The paper supported temperance and attacked ... more
The Queens County Telecaster and Commentator printed television listings, television news and articles on live entertainment in Charlottetown. Occasional features on sports, women's rights, local history, and P.E.I, issues and personalities were all published as well. The Queens County ... more
Readout printed community news and local and syndicated columns. Column topics included health, business, dieting, television, music and sports.
The Record was the first newspaper published by the students of Prince of Wales College.
The Red and White, the students' publication of St. Dunstan's University, began publication in December of 1909 as a forum for students to practice their writing. It was the successor of the Collegium which had ceased publication in 1896. Published in journal format three or four times ... more
The Reporter of March 24, 1847 published the debates of the House of Assembly and a few paragraphs of local news. According to Lieutenant Governor Huntley, the Reporter was published by those members of the House of Assembly in opposition to the Family Compact, so that they could get their speeches ... more
The Review was a Liberal newspaper published by John T. Pippy. It was of only six months duration.
In 1859, Ross's Weekly began publication primarily as a literary journal, printing fiction, poetry, and anecdotes, as well as a bit of news. During the course of its publication history, the emphasis gradually shifted to include more news, both local and international. Editorials in this paper ... more
The August 6, 1879 issue of Rotchford's Daily contained fiction, poetry, short news articles, advertisements, an editorial denouncing lying and an article about the loopholes in the Bankrupt Law which swindlers were able to use to their advantage. It is unknown when Rotchford's Daily ... more
The Royal American Gazette and Weekly Intelligencer of the Island of Saint John was first published in Charlottetown on Sept. 15, 1787. It mainly printed foreign news excerpted from other papers, but proclamations, local news, and advertisements also appeared in it. Local news coverage included ... more
The Royal Gazette, the successor to the Royal Gazette and Prince Edward Island Recorder, began publishing in August of 1830. For the most part politically nonpartisan, it printed proclamations, official government notices, verbatim reports of the proceedings of the House of Assembly and the ... more
The Royal Gazette and Miscellany of the Island of Saint John was P.E.I.'s second newspaper, following the Royal American Gazette and Weekly Intelligencer. It was a nonpolitical paper, mainly reporting international news excerpted from other publications. Historical anecdotes, some Island news ... more
The Royal Gazette and Prince Edward Island Recorder printed P.E.I, news and international news excerpted from other sources. Many letters to the editor appeared in it, disputing the Roman Catholic elective franchise and the passage of appropriation bills by the Legislative Council.
The Royal Herald, a politically nonpartisan paper, printed foreign and local news and official government notices. P.E.I. news reporting included addresses by the Lieutenant Governor, election campaign promises, and events at the House of Assembly. Poetry, advertisements and proclamations were also ... more
The Satellite was published in Souris in 1894. It ceased publication on April 21, 1894, after its second issue was published.
The Searchlight promoted the advancement of temperance, Its articles and editorials decried the evil effects of alcohol and it printed both local and international temperance news. It also published fiction, poetry, Sunday School lessons, anecdotes and advertisements.
The Semi-Weekly Advertiser printed international and local news, fiction, poetry, agricultural articles, anecdotes and advertisements. The paper was politically neutral, rarely commenting on politics. The Semi-Weekly Advertiser was a sister paper of Ross's Weekly. ... more
The prospectus of a weekly newspaper to begin publishing in Souris, P.E.I, was printed in the Patriot in early April of 1876. It was to be a politically independent secular newspaper, printing news, fishing intelligence and market reports, Whether or not this paper was ever published is unknown.
The Souris News, of which only one issue survives, published local news, agricultural articles, anecdotes, and advertisements. The editorial of December 8, 1892 expressed pleasure at Sir John Thompson's becoming prime minister. ... more
The Square Deal, which began publication on June 10, 1970, sought to provide indepth reporting on P.E.I, politics and culture. It acted as a forum for opinions and creative writing more than as a source of current news. The Square Deal published political commentary, interviews with Prince Edward ... more
When the Summerside Journal began publishing in 1865, it was a politically nonpartisan newspaper which published news, fiction, anecdotes, agricultural articles and advertisements. During the first half of the 1870s, the paper developed a Conservative bias. It opposed Confederation and sectarian ... more
The Summerside Progress began publication in 1866 under the editorship of Thomas Kirwin and the ownership of Robert T. Holman. It was a politically independent newspaper which supported the annexation of P.E.I, to the United States and opposed Confederation. Other issues discussed in the paper ... more
The first issue of True Progress was published on 4 February 1881. Its editor was C.B. McNeill who had, until January of 1881, been the editor of the Liberal-Conservative Summerside Progress. The Liberal-Conservatives supported the Conservative party but favoured free trade. Mr. McNeill was fired ... more
The UPEI Sun began publication in 1977, the successor to the Cadre. It published university news, including reporting on sports, entertainment, Student Council and student societies. Feature articles expressed dissatisfaction with student loans, high tuition fees, low government funding for ... more
The Vindicator, a Catholic newspaper, defended Catholic rights on P.E.I., particularly in the context of the education system. It printed religious articles, local and foreign news, fiction and advertisements. The Land Question and Confederation were both discussed. The Vindicator was succeeded by ... more
La Voix Acadienne, a French language newspaper, began publication on June 27, 1975. It was originally funded by a grant from the Secretary of State to the Société Saint-Thomas d'Aquin to publish a paper for the summer months employing students. The popularity of the paper led to its ... more
When it first began publishing in 1890, the Watchman was a politically independent Roman Catholic newspaper. It printed Catholic and general news, sermons, fiction, poetry and advertisements. The Watchman supported the repeal of the Scott Act and it opposed the disenfranchisement which resulted ... more
The Weekly Advertiser and Colonial Times published international and local news, poetry, anecdotes, fiction and advertisements. It had a Liberal bias, attacking the Conservative Islander and opposing religious instruction in the schools. However, the overall tone of the newspaper was not political.
The Examiner Weekly Edition began publication in 1877 (see also Examiner). It was a Conservative newspaper printing news, poetry, fiction, anecdotes and advertisements. In 1881, the Examiner purchased the plant and goodwill of the Island Argus from James H. Fletcher, and the Argus was amalgamated ... more
The Weekly Patriot, the weekly edition of the Patriot, printed short news articles, poetry, fiction, and advertisements when it began publication in 1874. It was a Liberal newspaper which supported the Free School Act. During the 1880s it opposed the National Policy and Tory corruption. The Weekly ... more
The Weekly Recorder, a politically nonpartisan newspaper, chiefly printed international news excerpted from other publications. Proclamations, P.E.I. news, poetry and advertisements were also published.
The West Prince Graphic began publication on October 22, 1980, an offshoot of the Eastern Graphic. It featured primarily West Prince news and articles on West Prince personalities. Many columns appeared in the paper, including Len Russo's "Looking Around," Loman MacAulay's ... more