Free Press Building


"The Free Press Building's is important because of its role in Nanaimo's cultural development. Founded in 1874 by George Norris, the Free Press, now known as the Nanaimo Daily News and published at another location, is the second oldest, after Victoria's Times Colonist, continuously published newspaper in British Columbia. This long publishing history demonstrates the historical roots of this institution in Nanaimo and the evolution of communications on Vancouver Island. In geographically isolated 19th century Nanaimo, where alternate communication links were either non-existent, infrequent or unreliable, the Free Press provided local information and an important larger ""window on the world."""

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223 Commercial Street
V9R 5G8

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