The Vancouver Sun is a daily newspaper first published in the Canadian province of British Columbia on February 12, 1912. The paper is currently published by the Pacific Newspaper Group, a division of Postmedia Network. It is published six days a week, Monday to Saturday.
Although its staff of reporters has shrunken considerably in recent years, the Sun still has the largest newsroom in Vancouver. The Sun is a broadsheet newspaper and was not originally related to the Sun Media chain and its tabloid Sun papers in Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton. However, Sun Media was acquired by Postmedia in 2015, making the Vancouver Sun and the tabloid Sun papers part of the same company.
When the Sun began operation, it was published at 125 West Pender Street, just around the corner from The Province, its rival at the time. From 1917 until his death in 1936, its publisher was Robert James Cromie.
In 1924, the Sun bought the Vancouver World newspaper, which had been in financial difficulty for some time.
In March 1937, a fire destroyed the Sun's business and editorial offices. The only casualty was the janitor, who suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation. The Sun promptly moved across the street into the World Building, where the World had been published. The building was accordingly renamed the Sun Tower.
In 1958, the Sun and the Province joined to create the Pacific Press in response to the rising costs of producing newspapers. First the papers merged their mechanical and financial departments, then they both moved into the Pacific Press Building on December 27, 1965.
The newspaper's photography department became the first in the world to fully switch over to digital photography following the 1994 release of the Kodak DCS 400 series, which used a Nikon F90 body; the camera was developed by Kodak in collaboration with The Associated Press and each unit cost $16,950. Later in 1997 the paper moved to Granville Square.
In 1997, Kennedy Heights, the printing press for the Vancouver Sun and The Province, was opened in Surrey.
According to a 2010 NADbank survey, the Sun's daily Monday-to-Friday readership was 453,500, making it British Columbia's second most read newspaper, after The Province. Its six-day average circulation was 171,515 copies a day as of September 30, 2010.
In October 2011, Patricia Graham, the editor in chief, was appointed vice-president, Digital for Pacific Newspaper Group.
The Vancouver Sun website has more than 30 million page views monthly.
In December 2011, after much research on the demographics of the greater Vancouver area, the newspaper launched a Chinese-language version Taiyangbao with original Chinese language content. According to an article broadcast on China Now on China Radio International (December 2011), the key to success was not necessarily to "translate" its English-language version into Chinese.
In January 2015, the Kennedy Heights printing press operation was shut down, resulting in 220 workers losing their jobs. Printing of the Vancouver Sun and The Province were outsourced, each to different printing press operations.
The Sun features different sections every day.
Monday: Main News; Canada/World; Sports; Arts&Life
Tuesday: Main News; Canada/World; BusinessBC; Arts&Life
Wednesday: Main News; Canada/World; BusinessBC; Arts&Life
Thursday: Main News; Canada/World; Scene; BusinessBC
Friday: Main News; Canada/World; BusinessBC; Movies; Driving; Westcoast Real Estate; TV Times
Saturday: Main News; Canada/World; WeekendReview; Sports; Arts&Life; Travel; WestcoastHomes; BusinessBC
- Harold Munro, Editor-in
- Valerie Casselton, Associate Editor, Integrated Projects
- Gillian Burnett, Deputy Editor, Digital
- Adrienne Tanner, Deputy Editor, Content
- Adrienne Tanner, City Editor
- Dan Cassidy, City Assignment Editor
- Scott Neufeld, Night City Editor
- Hugh Dawson, News Editor
- Dean Broughton, News Editor, Digital
- Massey Padgham, Canada/World Editor
- Bev Wake, Special Projects
- Derrick Penner, Business Editor (Acting)
- Scott Brown, Sports Editor
- Juanita Ng, Food Editor
- Steve Snelgrove, iPad and Daytime Production Editor
- Dave Pottinger, Travel Editor
- Daphne Bramham
- Don Cayo
- Cam Cole
- Harvey Enchin
- Shelley Fralic
- Anthony Gismondi
- Stephen Hume
- Iain MacIntyre
- Pete McMartin
- Ian Mulgrew
- Vaughn Palmer
- Malcolm Parry
- Doug Todd
- Steve Whysall
- Barbara Yaffe
- Beamish, Mike (Sports)
- Bellett, Gerry (News)
- Bolan, Kim (Crime)
- Constantineau, Bruce (Sports)
- Culbert, Lori (News)
- Fayerman, Pamela (Health)
- Rob Shaw (Legislative Bureau)
- Gram, Karen (Features)
- Griffin, Kevin (Culture & Arts)
- Kingston, Gary (Sports)
- Kwantes, James (Business)
- Lee, Jeff (City Hall)
- Lee, Jenny (Features)
- MacIntyre, Iain (Sports)
- Mackie, John (Features)
- Morton, Brian (Business)
- O'Brian, Amy (Features)
- O'Neil, Peter (Ottawa bureau)
- Pap, Elliott (Sports)
- Pemberton, Kim (Features)
- Penner, Derrick (Business)
- Pynn, Larry (News)
- Ryan, Denise (Features)
- Shaw, Gillian (Business
- Sherlock, Tracy (Education, Books)
- Shore, Randy
- Sinoski, Kelly (Metro)
- Skelton, Chad (News)
- Stainsby, Mia (Restaurants & Features)
- Zacharias, Yvonne (News)
- Ziemer, Brad (Sports)