TNRL Provides Online Access to Historical Newspaper Archives

Kamloops, BC – May 11, 2022 – Libraries across B.C. have joined together to provide online access to 126 years of historical newspaper archives, which can be found online through the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library (TNRL).

The new online portal includes archives of The Vancouver Sun (1912-2010), the Times-Colonist (1884-2010), and The Province (1894-2010). Anyone with a computer or mobile device located in B.C. or the Yukon can access these digital archives for historical news, features, editorials, ads and images that showcase B.C.’s heritage.

Users have access to nearly 5 million digitized pages, and content can be used for school assignments, teaching, research, local history, family research and more.

This new online portal was made possible thanks to the members of the British Columbia Electronic Library Network (BC ELN), the BC Libraries Cooperative, and Focused Education Resources.

“Anyone building a family tree, writing a school report, performing in-depth academic research or trying to answer a historical question can get the information they are seeking with access to these newspaper titles,” said Anita Cocchia, Executive Director of BC ELN.

To launch the B.C. Historical Newspaper database, visit:

Media contact:

Jenny Abramzik, Manager of Discovery & Support Services
Thompson-Nicola Regional Library
Tel.: 250 377-6303

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