It has been said, and it is true, that a daily newspaper is the first draft of history.
But it is so much more than that, at least in the case of The Vancouver Sun, which for the past century has been telling the story of its young namesake city and the people who live here.
Since our first edition rolled off the presses on Feb. 12, 1912, The Sun’s award-winning writers, cartoonists and photographers have chronicled not only the history of Vancouver and B.C., but the rapidly changing world around us.
We have published through the Great Depression and every world war, through the industrial age and the moon landing, through the golden age of Hollywood and the computer age of the iPad, and along the way we have charted the explosive changes, geographic and demographic and social, right here in our own backyard.
We have, as is our journalistic obligation, comforted the afflicted and afflicted the comfortable. We have informed and entertained, and celebrated all that is unique about us, all the while providing generations of readers with a daily snapshot of local politics and global news, arts and sports, business and opinion.
And while our job is to reflect and inform, to report and analyze the news, we have also been a committed community partner, whether helping children through our Raise-a-Reader and The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund initiatives, or encouraging fitness with our record-setting Sun Run.
We are, proudly, Vancouver.
The Front Section – Local News
Westcoast News is the lead section of the newspaper, reflecting the Sun’s emphasis on local news. Our award-winning reporters and columnists, with their wealth of local knowledge, provide daily insight and analysis of important news and trends. Our editorials, community contributors and readers’ letters are also featured in the front section of western Canada’s largest newspaper.
Canada and World
The best place to find the most significant national and international breaking news and analysis with a uniquely Westcoast perspective. The section offers insightful coverage by correspondents and columnists around the world, across Canada and right here in British Columbia. From the U.S. and the Pacific Rim to India and Europe, our news features, photography and graphics go behind the headlines to give you a deeper understanding of the major stories of the day.
BC’s best resource for local business news and information. We cover the deals, the personalities and the news from the resource sector to the housing market to small business. MoneyWatch offers up personal finance tips three times a week, David Baines keeps a sharp eye on people who would prey on gullible investors and Don Cayo keeps tells you how well, or not, governments are doing spending your money. You’ll find unique content here, such as our features and online databases focusing on the province’s top 100 companies, B.C.’s biggest earners and how government policy is helping or hurting local business.
From stage and screen to the local arts scene, we’ve got Vancouver culture covered, six days a week. Monday to Wednesday in Entertainment, you’ll find concert, theatre and dance previews, breaking local arts news, and the latest celebrity gossip. Thursday’s Westcoast Life section is an indispensible guide to coming week’s events and gallery openings, while Friday Movies contains a feast for any film fan. And in Saturday’s Arts & Life section, we dig deeper, with features on local luminaries and insightful commentary.
From ice and snow, fields and stadiums, our team of award-winning sports journalists and photographers brings you more than just the score.
We’re not only first with the news you need to know about your favourite teams and athletes – both professional and amateur – we’re your best choice for insight into sports personalities and the business of sports. Our weekly “back page” on Saturday offers you a chance to have your say, while also offering a fun look at the lighter side of sports.
Contextual, analytical and smartly opinionated, The Vancouver Sun team leads the way in feeding sports fanatics, whatever their interests.
Daily Sections – Breakdown
With stories on all things Health, Fitness, and Food related, our Monday section is a consumer-friendly guide to the better lifestyle. With reports on trends in diet, exercise and nutrition, news on alternative and preventive medicine, or primers on better fitness habits and regimens, this value-added section is packed with news and features to help readers live a Seriously Westcoast healthy life.
Whether we’re at the shows in London, Paris, New York and Milan or touching down in Vancouver, the Style section tracks the trends in fashion and brings them home to you. East meets west in this fashion-forward city, and we tap into the people who make it all happen for stylish Westcoast men and women. We have the latest news and reviews, and the best consumer-friendly tips on how to bring it all together and make it work.
Vancouver is one of the liveliest and most talked-about food cities in the world and our food section keeps on top of what’s uniquely West Coast as well as what’s happening in the wider world of food. Veteran food writer and restaurant critic Mia Stainsby introduces you to great places to eat, as well as the amazing and creative chefs, artisans, farmers and individuals who rock the Metro food scene. Specialists such as Michelin chef Daniel Boulud, Fishhouse Chef Karen Barnaby or foodie Nathan Fong bring their art home to you with advice and recipes. And, you’ll find stories, features, helpful ideas, and recipes to match the seasons, whether it’s summer barbecue time, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or back-to-school.
Westcoast Life is the essential guide to the coming week in local arts events. Every Thursday in this special arts and culture pullout section, our critics and specialist entertainment reporters deliver colourful interviews with artists, insightful previews to upcoming shows, and reviews that bring performances to life on the page. A two-page Calendar offers a bright and breezy at-a-glance look at the best events of the week, and comprehensive listings can be found in the back of the section. From community events to classical music concerts, there’s something for everyone in Westcoast Life.
This special section wraps the week of news and analysis. Thoughtful, informative and entertaining, our Weekend Review brings together hard-hitting news features and our timely Issues & Ideas commentary pages. Look here for the Books pages with great reviews and previews of the latest releases, including local authors.
Arts & Life
Sip a glass of wine recommended by Anthony Gismondi, B.C.’s premier wine expert, while you enjoy our weekend Arts & Life section, where we focus on the best of B.C.’s good life. Features on personalities, musings on culture and life and, every month, our Entrée section, which tells you everything you need to know to be (or look like) a food and wine aficionado.
The Driving team spins the wheels of all the latest cars and trucks, previews exciting new models, tips readers to the latest automotive trends, tests hi-tech accessories, and offers sound advice on driving safely from A to B. This full-colour, pullout section brings an original, informative and entertaining approach to coverage of all things automotive.
Your go-to section for the latest information on the residential housing market, with news about the latest developments, weekly project profiles, out-of-town properties and informative commentary from real estate experts.
Pay a visit to some of the most beautiful homes every Friday. Plus, pick up the latest information on decorating trends, furniture shopping and gadgets for the home, as well as advice from perennial favourite Steve Whysall on gardening and resident experts Mike Holmes and Debbie Travis on renos and decor.
The destination for travel-smart consumers, the Sun’s Tuesday and Saturday travel sections feature getaways around the world, across the country and right in our own backyard.
With advice from the experts, articles and advice to aid job-seekers, and vacancy postings from B.C.’s top employers, the Working section is the place to turn for news about the job market.