About Island Guardian
The Island Guardian, the successor to the Protestant Union, was a Protestant newspaper which published local church news, Sabbath School lessons, religious articles, general news, anecdotes, agricultural articles, fiction and advertisements. When it was first published, the emphasis was primarily religious, but by the 1890s general news was receiving equal coverage in the paper. Politically nonpartisan, the Island Guardian was a strong supporter of temperance and the Scott
Act. Some of the issues its editorials discussed included the tunnel, tariffs, and politics. The Island Guardian was succeeded by the Daily Guardian, established in 1890, with which it was published concurrently until 1894.