Nova Scotian Newspapers

Canada's first newspaper, John Bushell's Halifax Gazette began publication in 1752. Early colonial newspapers were closely tied to the political party in power. Joseph Howe born in Halifax on 13 Dec 1804 and who died there on 1 June 1873 became proprietor and editor of the Novascotian in 1828 and made it the leading provincial newspaper. His famous libel trial in 1835 helped to bring about responsible government in Nova Scotia, and he was later elected premier of the province.

The standard reference is Nova Scotia newspapers: a directory and union list, 1752-1988 published jointly by the Public Archives of Nova Scotia and the School of Library and Information Studies at Dalhousie University. ISBN 0-7703-9742-5 (v.1) Listings and ISBN 0-7703-9744-1 (v.2) Indexes. This work includes bibliographical references and was authored by Lynn Murphy, Brenty Hicks, and Anjali Vohra.

Many societies and individuals have compiled indexes of vital statistics from Nova Scotia newspapers, and some are available for sale. CD-ROMs and compilations of obituaries on computer disks have lately become available. See the publications listings of individual societies for some offerings.

The following listing is for currently published daily and community newspapers in the province with contact addresses and additional details. Often a query or letter to the editor will be published and readers are invited to respond.


Daily Newspapers
LocationTitleAddressTel:Fax
HalifaxThe Chronicle-Herald Est. Herald 1875, Mail 1878, Chronicle 1844, Star 1873.2717 Joseph Howe Drive
Halifax NS
B3J 2T2
426-2811426-1158
HalifaxMetro Halifax Est. 2008.1601 Lr. Water St.
Halifax NS
B3J 3P6
444-4444422-5610
New GlasgowThe Evening News Est. 1910.352 E. River Rd.
New Glasgow NS
B2H 5E2
752-3000752-1945
SydneyCape Breton Post Est. 1900.255 George St.
Box 1500, Sydney NS
B1P 6K6
564-5451562-7077
TruroThe Truro Daily News Est. 1891.6 Louise St.
Box 220, Truro NS
B2N 5C3
893-9405893-0518
Community Newspapers
PlacePublicationIssue
Date
Address TelephoneFax
Amherst The Amherst News FBox 280 Amherst NS
B4H 3Z2
667-5102667-0419
Amherst The Citizen - Record WBox 280 Amherst NS
B4H 3Z2
667-5102667-0419
Annapolis RoyalThe Annapolis SpectatorTuBox 189, Annapolis Royal NS
B0S 1A0
532-2219532-2246
AntigonishThe CasketTu88 College St., Antigonish NS
B2G 2L7
863-4370863-1943
BerwickThe RegisterWBox 640, Berwick NS
B0P 1E0
538-3189538-8583
BridgewaterThe BulletinW353 York St., Bridgewater NS
B4V 3K2
543-2457543-2228
BridgewaterSouth Shore LivingWsamesamesame
DigbyThe Digby CourierWBox 430, Kentville NS
B4N 3X4
245-4715245-4715
EnfieldThe LakerMonthly257 Hwy 2, Enfield NS
B2T 1C9
883-3181883-3180
EnfieldThe Weekly Press Tu257 Hwy 2, Enfield NS
B2T 1C9
883-3181883-3180
GreenwoodThe Aurora NewspaperMBox 99, Hanger 6,CFB Greenwood NS
B0P 1N0
765-1494765-1717
GuysboroughGuysborough JournalThBox 210, Guysborough NS
B0H 1N0
533-2851533-2750
HalifaxTrident Newspaper, 19882nd ThBox 99000, Stn. Forces, Halifax NS
B3K 5X5
427-4235427-4238
InvernessOranWBox 100, Inverness NS
B0E 1N0
258-3400258-2632
KentvilleThe AdvertiserTu, F9185 Commercial St., New Minas NS
B4N 4A9
681-2121681-0830
LiverpoolThe AdvanceWBox 10, Liverpool NS
B0T 1K0
354-3441354-2455
LunenburgProgress EnterpriseW108 Montague St., Lunenburg NS
B0J 2C0
634-8863634-3572
Lunenburg Co.The Lunenburg County Lighthouse LogM353 York St., Bridgewater NS
B4V 3K2
543-2457543-2228
Annapolis CountySpectatorTuBox 250, Bridgetown NS
B0S 1C0
665-4441665-4014
Oxford The Oxford JournalWBox 10
Oxford NS B0M 1P0
447-2051447-2055
PictouThe AdvocateWBox 1000, Pictou NS
B0K 1H0
485-8014752-4816
Port HawkesburyThe ReporterTu, F 2 Maclean Court, Port Hawkesbury, NS
B9A 3K2
625-3300625-1701
ShearwaterThe WarriorBi-weeklyBox 190, Shearwater NS
B0J 3A0
460-1013460-1796
ShelburneThe Coast GuardTuBox 100, Shelburne NS
B0T 1W0
875-3244875-3454
Springhill/ParrsboroSpringhill Record WBox 670, Springhill NS
B0M 1X0
597-3731667-1402
TatamagoucheThe Tatamagouche LightMonthly21 George Street, Pictou NS
B0K 1H0
485-8014752-4816
WindsorThe Hants JournalW73 Gerrish St., Windsor NS
B0N 2T0
798-8371798-5451
YarmouthLe Courrier de la Nouvelle-ÉcosseF9250 Highway 1, Meteghan River NS
B0W 2L0
769-3078769-3869
YarmouthThe VanguardTu, FBox 128, Yarmouth NS
B5A 4B1
742-7111742-2311
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