Thursday, December 12, 2013
Happy Birthday, TC
The venerable Victoria Times Colonist turns 155-years old today. I look forward to finding it at my door six mornings a week.
The Times Colonist is suitably unlike other newspapers. The lead story might be about some great concert performance the night before. You never know quite what to expect. I also like the fact that the TC doesn't publish a Monday edition. Unlike most papers it does, however, publish regular editions on both Saturday and Sunday - when more people tend to be home and have more leisure time to read them. It's a nice touch.
As this morning's TC reminds us it began as The British Colonist on December 11, 1858. The four-page news sheet was launched by owner Amor De Cosmos.