About Ross's Weekly
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 covered a wide range of topics, including Charlottetown affairs, international affairs, the Land Question and Confederation. Ross's Weekly ceased publication in Charlottetown on July 15, 1866. Its publication was resumed for a month in Souris in 1877, following the demise of John Ross's Souris newspaper, the Prince Edward Island Times.