Editions

Extra Editions

Occasionally, a special or extra edition is published in addition to the regular newspaper of the same date, or issued as a supernumerary supplement for a different date. Here are the known extra issues in our collection:

Newspaper Date Title Topic
Prince Rupert Daily News December 18th, 1912 Development Number A Descriptive Sketch of Prince Rupert, "The Pacific Port of Progress," Past, Present and Future
September 4th, 1944 Special Section Souvenir Supplement for Opening of Skeena River Highway
December 25th, 1945 Christmas 1945 Christmas Greetings
June 2nd, 1953 Coronation Special Coronation of Elizabeth II

Other Special Issues

This is a partial list of other special issues that may consist of extra sections, but that do not comprise separate editions. Tax sale supplements are listed in a separate table farther below.

Newspaper Date Title Topic
Prince Rupert Daily News June 27th, 1927 Special Confederation Jubilee Number 60th anniversary of Canadian Confederation
December 2nd, 1930 Special Power Number Prince Rupert's New Power Plant
March 31st, 1945 Junior Chamber of Commerce Supplement Public health
September 15th, 1945 Farewell to Yanks Departure of U.S. Forces
March 16th, 1946 Civic Centre Supplement Opening of Prince Rupert Civic Centre
May 23rd, 1947 Special Shriners' Supplement Gizeh Temple Spring Ceremonial
August 4th, 1947 British Columbia Products Supplement B.C. Products Show
August 6th, 1947 Industrial Development Number Associated Boards of Trade Supplement
August 21st, 1948 Civic Centre Carnival and Port Day Supplement Public celebrations
December 24th, 1948 Joy to the World... Merry Christmas Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas
November 17th, 1949 International Edition An International Edition published jointly with the Ketchikan Chronicle as a prelude to Alaskan Statehood and Industrial Development
December 24th, 1949 Merry Christmas Christmas Greetings
June 11th, 1951 Special Pulp Mill Edition Opening of the Columbia Cellulose Company Ltd. mill
June 6th, 1952 Welcome Shriners Gizeh Temple Spring Ceremonial
December 24th, 1953 Christmas Greetings Various articles and advertisements
June 30th, 1954 B.C.-Yukon Northland Empire The Story of Canada's Great Pacific Northwest

Tax Sales

This is a partial list of tax sale listings and supplements. Contact the library if you should come across additional listings not noted here.

Newspaper Year Date Pages Assessment District
Prince Rupert Daily News 1918 October 18th 7 - 14 Prince Rupert
October 25th 7 - 14 Prince Rupert
November 1st 7 - 14 Prince Rupert
November 8th 7 - 14 Prince Rupert
November 9th 2 Atlin
1919 September 5th 3 Atlin
September 5th 4 - 5 Prince Rupert
September 12th 3 Atlin
September 12th 4 - 5 Prince Rupert
September 19th 3 Atlin
September 19th 4 - 5 Prince Rupert
September 26th 4 - 5 Prince Rupert
October 1st 4 Prince Rupert (Mineral Claims)

Missing Issues

Unfortunately, not every issue of each newspaper was microfilmed. As the microfilm is the source of this archive, those issues will be missing.

Newspaper Year Dates Volume Number(s)
Prince Rupert Daily News 1911 December 22nd 2 293
1912 January 2nd 3 1
April 15th 89
June 5th 132
June 11th 137
August 10th 188
September 24th 225
December 13th 293
1913 June 28th 4 151
July 2nd 153
October 18th 245
November 5th 259
December 2nd 282
1914 March 23rd 5 67
April 17th 88
July 31st - August 7th 176 - 182
1915 March 2nd 6 51
May 22nd 120
July 29th 176
August 10th 186
1916 February 1st 7 26
February 4th 29
March 18th 66
December 19th 296
December 27th - 28th 302 - 303
1917 February 15th 8 39
1918 April 2nd 9 76
April 20th 92
May 1st 101
May 6th 105
May 13th 111
June 5th 130
June 20th 143
July 6th - 9th 156 - 158
July 12th - 22nd 161 - 169
July 24th 171
July 27th - August 1st 174 - 178
August 3rd - 6th 180 - 182
August 9th - 10th 185 - 186
August 13th 188
August 15th - 22nd 190 - 196
August 24th - 28th 198 - 201
August 30th - September 4th 203 - 206
September 6th - 10th 208 - 211
September 14th 215
September 17th 217
October 28th 251
November 7th 260
December 10th 287
December 13th 290
December 16th - 19th 292 - 295
December 23rd - 24th 298 - 299
December 28th - 30th 302 - 303
1919 January 2nd 10 1
January 4th - 6th 3 - 4
January 9th 7
January 16th - 17th 13 - 14
January 21st - 22nd 17 - 18
January 24th - 25th 20 - 21
January 30th 25
February 5th - 6th 30 - 31
February 13th 37
February 20th 43
February 24th 46
March 5th 54
June 13th 138
June 23rd 146
July 23rd 170
July 28th 174
August 18th 192
September 15th 215
December 8th 286
1920 February 19th 11 42
April 1st 78
April 5th 80
August 20th 195
1922 June 30th 13 152
October 12th 239
October 26th - 27th 251 - 252
October 31st 255
November 21st 272
1923 April 2nd - May 4th 14 77 - 105
October 6th 236
1924 January 16th - 19th 15 13 - 16
November 26th 278
1925 July 17th 16 164
1926 March 20th 17 67
October 20th 246
1927 November 30th 18 280
1928 October 12th 19 240
1929 February 5th 20 28
1935 July 2nd - 25th 25.2 150 - 170
1941 May 17th 30 116
1943 February 13th 32 37
December 2nd 281
1945 November 14th 34 263
1947 October 17th 36 243
1948 November 20th 37 273
1949 January 18th - 20th 38 14 - 16
March 11th 59
October 26th 270
1950 June 6th 39 131
September 29th 176
1951 July 3rd 40 154
1952 March 21st 41 69

If you are in possession of any of these issues in any form, please contact the Prince Rupert Library. With your assistance, we may be able to get the issue scanned and included in this digital archive.

It is also worth noting that our digital archives of the Prince Rupert Daily News begin from where it became the Daily News: May 1st, 1911 - Volume 2, Number 96. Previous issues were released as the Prince Rupert Optimist, which is available through the University of British Columbia's BC Historic Newspapers archive. The volume numbering was 1 for 1909 and 1910, and volume 2 began with 1911.

Issues With Missing Pages

Newspaper Year Dates Volume Number(s) Pages
Prince Rupert Daily News 1913 June 4th 4 130 2 - 3
1914 March 13th 5 59 2 - 3
March 17th 62 4
March 18th 63 1
May 8th 106 2 - 3
May 11th 108 4
May 12th 109 1
July 11th 159 4 - 5
November 12th 261 4
1915 June 15th 6 139 4
June 16th 140 1
1916 November 29th 7 279 4
November 30th 280 1
1917 January 8th 8 6 2 - 3
April 10th 84 4
December 28th 304 4
December 29th 305 1
1918 December 6th 9 284 2 - 3
1919 January 29th 10 24 3 - 4
February 10th 34 4 - 5
June 12th 137 3, 6
September 18th 218 2 - 3
October 16th 241 6
October 17th 242 1
1920 January 19st 11 15 4 - 5
January 21st 17 5
January 27th 22 4 - 5
March 20th 68 4 - 5
1921 May 6th 12 106 2 - 3
November 30th 280 4 - 5
1923 May 5th 14 106 1 - 5
1924 July 22nd 15 171 2 - 3
October 14th 242 2 - 3
1925 June 19th 16 143 2 - 3
1926 September 2nd 17 206 4 - 5
September 8th 210 6
September 9th 211 1
1927 March 21st 18 67 6
March 22nd 68 1
1929 October 7th 20 234 4 - 5
October 18th 244 4 - 5
October 19th 245 2 - 3
1930 April 30th 21 101 3 - 4
1931 February 3rd 22 28 4 - 5
February 13th 37 4 - 5
June 16th 139 4 - 5
1932 March 18th 23 65 4 - 5
1933 August 2nd 24 179 2 - 3
1935 July 26th 25.2 171 1 - 3
September 10th 209 2 - 3
December 16th 289 4
December 17th 290 1
1936 April 1st 25.3 78 2 - 3
June 23rd 147 4
June 24th 148 1
1937 August 12th 26 187 4
August 13th 188 1
December 16th 292 2, 4, 6
December 17th 293 2
1941 March 11th 30 59 2 - 3
July 17th 166 4
July 18th 167 1
1943 December 1st 32 280 4
1944 January 3rd 33 1 1
January 25th 20 4
January 26th 21 1
May 2nd 103 6
May 3rd 104 1
November 24th 275 6
November 25th 276 1
1945 August 30th 34 201 4
1947 January 16th 36 13 3 - 4
1948 December 18th 37 297 2
1949 June 8th 38 133 3 - 4
July 8th 158 6
July 9th 159 1
October 25th 249 3 - 4
November 18th 269 3 - 4
December 10th 288 7 - 8
1950 March 9th 39 57 8
March 10th 58 1
1952 February 8th 41 33 4 - 5

If you come across issues with missing pages not listed here, or if you are in possession of any of these particular pages in any form, please contact the Prince Rupert Library. In the latter circumstance, we may be able to get the page(s) scanned and included in this digital archive. It is important to note that there are also numerous page numbering anomalies where it may appear as though pages are missing, but careful examination reveals strong evidence the pages never existed (examples: page "6" being printed on the back of page 3, which happens freuqently and even repeatedly after a 4-page edition follows on a 6-page edition; pages 5 & 6 being printed as 7 & 8 for several consecutive weekdays after an 8-page Saturday edition). Such instances are not listed here, but please let us know if you suspect an error or omission on our part.

Damaged Issues

Newspaper Year Dates Volume Number Affected Pages
Prince Rupert Daily News 1926 February 1st 17 26 5 - 6
1945 November 24th 34 272 1
1947 December 31st 36 304 3 - 4
1950 November 22nd 39 272 1 - 2

If you come across a damaged issue not in this list, or if you are in possession of any of these particular issues, please contact the Prince Rupert Library. In the latter case, we may be able to get the full contents of the issue scanned and included in this digital archive.

Blurry / Out-of-focus Page Images

Newspaper Year Dates Volume Number(s) Page(s)
Prince Rupert Daily News 1930 December 24th 21 299 2, 4, 6
1942 December 24th 31 299 2, 6, 8
1946 July 17th 35 166 2
1949 November 17th 38 268 6, 20
1950 August 24th 39 198 8

If you come across a blurry or out of focus page image not in this list, or if you are in possession of any of these particular issues, please contact the Prince Rupert Library.

Glitched Page Images

Newspaper Year Dates Volume Number(s) Page(s)
Prince Rupert Daily News 1913 June 30th 4 152 1

If you come across a glitched page image not in this list, or if you are in possession of any of these particular issues, please contact the Prince Rupert Library. In the latter case, we may be able to get the full contents of the issue scanned correctly and included in this digital archive.

Obstructed Page Images

Newspaper Year Dates Volume Number(s) Page(s)
Prince Rupert Daily News 1945 May 19th 34 117 1
September 4th 34 204 1
October 1st 34 227 1
1948 October 12th 37 240 1

If you come across an obstructed page image not in this list (especially where it is not possible to interpolate the words), or if you are in possession of any of these particular issues, please contact the Prince Rupert Library. In the latter case, we may be able to get the full contents of the issue scanned correctly and included in this digital archive.

Numbering Anomalies

Occasionally the same issue number is repeated between issues. In some cases, the numbering is not corrected*, so the anomalous numbering is the numbering of record. Known instances of uncorrected repeated numbering are listed below. Dates in italics indicate that the specific number applied to the issue on that date is not known.

Newspaper Year Dates Volume Repeated Number
Prince Rupert Daily News 1914 January 29th and 30th 5 24
February 24th and 25th 45
1916 May 11th and 12th 7 111
1925 July 8th and 10th 16 158
July 9th and 11th 159
1930 July 24th and 25th 21 172
December 8th and 9th 286
1932 January 14th and 15th 23 11
September 2nd and 3rd 206
October 4th and 5th 231
December 3rd and 5th 280
1933 September 19th and 20th 24 219
October 17th and 18th 241
1934 April 20th and 21st 25 93
August 8th and 9th 184
November 29th and 30th 278
1935 February 6th and 7th 25.2 31
April 10th, 11th and 12th 84 or 85
1938 November 29th, 30th, December 1st and 2nd 27 278 or 279
1942 May 7th and 8th 31 107
June 29th and 30th 150
1946 December 9th and 10th 35 287

* What is meant by correcting is that a subsequent issue "skips" a number to return to the correct number. For example, if three consecutive issues were numbered 82 - 82 - 84, the second instance of 82 would be considered to be issue 83. Such corrected instances are not listed here.

There is also a volume numbering anomaly (as printed) that begins on October 10th, 1922. The previous issue was released as Volume 13, Number 236, but the following issue was released as Volume 12, Number 237. The remaining issues of 1922 were released as Volume 12, and 1923 issues were released as Volume 13, and this continued uncorrected until November 1st 1928, released as Volume 19, Number 257 (where the previous issue, Number 256, was printed as Volume 18). As this instance of volume misnumbering was utimately corrected, for the sake of simplicity and maintaining unique Volume / Number identifiers, we are using the corrected numbering.

There is a notable issue numbering anomaly in January 1931. The first issue, January 2nd, was printed as volume 22, number 2. This continued uncorrected until at least January 29th, which should have been number 24, but was printed as number 25. By February 2nd, number 27, the numbering was corrected. January 1935 is also messy, but was ultimately corrected, which lasted until the number repeat on February 6th and 7th.

In 1935, Volume 25 was restarted, and by the end of the year the number slipped down to 24 (some issues, e.g. April 1st 1935, were even printed as volume 14), and consequently 25 was started for a third time in 1936. This numbering was not corrected before June 30, 1954 (the extent of the microfim scanning performed when this archive was being re-built), if it was ever corrected, which will be discovered as the scanning and archiving moves forward in the future. By the end of the run of the newspaper, volume numbers were no longer being printed. Therefore, we will be assigning volume numbers 25.2 to 1935 issues, 25.3 to 1936 issues, and then 1937 issues will be Volume 26, and so on.

A few issue numbers are skipped entirely. Known instances of uncorrected skips are listed here:

Newspaper Year 'Between' Dates Volume Skipped Number
Prince Rupert Daily News 1915 September 29th and 30th 6 229
1918 February 14th and 15th 9 39
1923 June 19th and 20th 14 144
1948 October 9th and 12th 37 239