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Ontario English-Language Newspapers  

... (1808-1978) on microfilm: Dana Porter Library, University of Waterloo
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Acton - Brockville Print Page

The microfilm collection

All film sets are located on the 1st floor (basement) of the Dana Porter Library.

Drawers of microfilm, one opened

Collection's Scope

Ontario, English language community newspapers. Dates span most of the 19th century but some run as late as the 1970s.


Use the tabs above or the Search box above to locate a community. The newspapers and their coverage are listed under that community.  Make note of the newspaper's microfilm "MIC S" call number.

Locate, View, Save or Print

The film sets are located on the 1st floor (basement) of the Dana Porter Library. They are filed by their "MIC S" call number.

Staff can help you locate the film and use the micro reader-scanners.

Digital Versions

Some of these newspapers have been digitized by OurDigitalWorld as part of Our Ontario.


Looking for other community newspapers?

Inventory of Ontario Newspapers, 1793-1986

... is a guide by J. Brian Gilchrist to English-language newspapers. Entries describe the newspapers and are arranged by place of publication and by masthead name. 

View the catalogue record for more details and locations.


Paper of Record

... a digital archive of selected community newspaper from across Canada, the US, and other countries. Coverage varies but most titles date from the early 1800s to mid 1900s.


Acton - Brockville


Acton Free Press. 1875 - 1895//

Library has: 1875-1895


Gore Gazette. 1827-1829//

Library has: Mar. 3, 1827 - June 8, 1829.  Scattered issues are missing.

Also called Gore Gazette and Ancaster, Hamilton, Dundas and Flamborough Advertizer.


Northern Advance. 1952 - 1940//

Library has: Mar. 15, 1854 - Dec. 7, 1871.  Scattered issues are missing.
MIC S657

Title varies: Barrie Magnet , Northern Advance and County of Simcoe General Advertiser, absorbed by the Barrie Examiner in 1940.


Hastings Chronicle. 1841-1873//

Library has: Aug. 21, 1861 - Aug. 10, 1864, Mar. 6, 1867, May 1, 1867, Aug. 28, 1867.

In 1873, the Chronicle amalgamated with the Daily Ontario, which had begun publication in 1870.


Intelligencer. 1834 - .

Library has: Jan. 3, 1862 - Dec. 26, 1873.

In 1930, the Intelligencer united with the Daily Ontario to form the Ontario - Intelligencer, later Intellegencer.


Canadian Statesman. 1855 -

Library has: 1868 - 1900.

Also called Bowmanville Statesman at one time. In 1999, amalgamated with Clarington This Week to become Clarington This Week/Canadian Statesman.


Brockville Gazette and General Advertiser

Library has: Aug. 22, 1828 - Dec. 27, 1832. Scattered issues are missing.


Brockville Recorder. 1821 - 1922//

Library has: Jan. 12, 1830 - Dec. 27, 1849.


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