This Week in Canadian Media History: Regina Leader-Post published first issue in 1883
The Leader-Post was launched on March 1, 1883, by Nicholas Flood Davin, a political and war reporter from Britain.
Screen grab from Regina Leader-Post’s 130-year anniversary video
By Eric Mark Do
The Regina Leader (now the Leader-Post) published its first edition on March 1, 1883. It’s the third-oldest continuously operating business in Saskatchewan behind only The Bay and the Canadian Pacific Railway. Nicholas Flood Davin, a political and war reporter from Britain, started the newspaper with a small printing press. Last year, the Leader-Post celebrated 130 years of publishing with a special anniversary section. Check it out here, along with the video below:
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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.