October 5, 1984

The first edition of Le Gaboteur, Newfoundland and Labrador’s French-language newspaper, hits the newsstands

The newspaper’s name is a derivation of the nautical term “caboteur” (or “coaster” in English), which means a ship that travels along the coast from port to port, bringing news and supplies.

Founded in St. John’s as a monthly newspaper, Le Gaboteur has been publishing twice a month, from September to June, since 1986. The paper’s mission is to report on news from the French-speaking regions of Labrador, the Avalon Peninsula and the west coast of Newfoundland. It also publishes articles on the arts, the environment, the economy, official languages and education.