The first delivery of a morning newspaper by air in Canada was made on May 27, 1919, when Roland Groome delivered the Regina Morning Leader to Moose Jaw, Sask.

By Eric Mark Do, Reporter

The first delivery of a morning newspaper by air in Canada was made on May 27, 1919. Roland Groome delivered the Regina Morning Leader to Moose Jaw, Sask. Just a week earlier, Groome completed the first flight between Regina and Saskatoon. He served in the First World War as a flying instructor based in Ontario and would go on to be Canada's first licensed commercial pilot.


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Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.