Saskatchewan is a Canadian province that borders the United States to the south. Grassland covers its southern plains, and to the north are the rugged rock of the Canadian Shield plateau, coniferous forests, rivers and lakes. Regina, its provincial capital, is home to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, with exhibits on natural history and the people of Canada’s First Nations. And here are the top 8 daily and weekly newspapers of Saskatchewan.
This daily newspaper was first published as The Leader 1883 which was founded by Nicholas Flood Davin. A group of prominent citizens approached Davin soon after his arrival in Regina and encouraged him to set up a newspaper. He then accepted the offer – and their $5,000 seed money. The Regina Leader published its first edition on March 1, 1883. The newspaper shut down its printing facilities in 2015 in favor of being printed in Saskatoon.
The Davidson Leader is a weekly newspaper that provides uninterrupted weekly news since 1904. The Department of Canadian Heritage announced in 2010 that it would provide a grant of over $19,000 to the newspaper as part of its Canada Periodical Fund. The newspaper attracted media attention in 2019 with an announcement that it would be holding an essay contest to find a new owner and publisher, with the winner taking control of The Davidson Leader for just $1.
This is a student-run newspaper serving the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan since 1912. The newspaper’s mission is to inform and entertain students by addressing those issues that are relevant to life on campus, in the city, or in the province. The Sheaf is also meant to be a forum of discussion on a wide range of issues that concern students. The paper is written for students by students. All undergraduate students at the University are members of The Sheaf Publishing Society, where they are encouraged to contribute content to the newspaper.
This daily newspaper began as the Prince Albert Advocate in 1894 as one of weekly newspapers serving the city of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan at that time and was owned by H.M. Hueston and Allan Holmes. The paper became known as the Prince Albert Weekly Herald in 1908. W.F. Herman bought the Herald in 1911 and switched it to a daily newspaper. But later on, Herman returned the ownership of the paper to Hueston and Holmes. Since May 2018, the Daily Herald has been owned by Folio Jumpline Publishing Inc., an employee owned company.
The Prairie Post is a rural, weekly publication established in September 1998. It has an average distribution of about 20,000 rural households in southeast Alberta and southwest Saskatchewan, as well as serving the City of Swift Current. In its early days, the paper averaged 10 to 16 pages, publishing twice a month. Today, the average is 36-44 pages, often running two sections each week. The paper has a second sister publication, Prairie Post West, which started in 2002 and is an award winning member of the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspaper Association.
This once-weekly (Thursdays) free newspaper began its publication on April 5, 1992 and is owned by Jake Ootes. In 1983, he then sold the paper to Bowes Publishing. In 2003, local paper “This Week” was merged into the Fort Record and the paper then started publishing twice weekly instead of only once. The paper returned to a once-weekly format in February 2009. The Fort Saskatchewan Record is the oldest paper in the city of Fort Saskatchewan.
It was first published as The Saskatoon Phoenix on October 17, 1902. It became a daily paper in 1909 and a year after it was renamed the Saskatoon Capital. The paper was sold and bought several times between its inception. By 1927, there were two daily papers in Saskatoon: The Saskatoon Daily Star and the Daily Phoenix. Both papers were bought by the Sifton family of Winniepg in January 1928 and was merged into the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. The spelling of the newspaper name was modified to StarPhoenix in the early 1980s. Between the 1982 amalgamation and the launch of the Saskatoon edition of Metro in April 2012, the StarPhoenix was the city’s only daily newspaper.
This weekly newspaper released its first issue on October 2, 1884 and published daily editions for a short time during the North-West Rebellion in 1885. The World-Spectator has won more awards than any other Saskatchewan newspaper, including the B’nai B’rith League for Human Rights National Media Award. The newspaper also won Community Service Awards from the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association and the Canadian Community Newspapers Association in 2006. It was also given the Community Recognition Award by the Moosomin Chamber of Commerce in 2007.