Saskatchewan Online Historical Newspapers Summary

Saskatchewan is one of the Canadian provinces that does not have a single central online repository for searching historical newspapers (although one is in its infancy). There are several free publications available on other sites and there are collections available on subscription sites. Below is a list of where the titles are stored and the link so that you can access them. 

So go for it – find your Saskatchewan ancestors and all the interesting articles that capture the stories of their lives. 

Please note that I have not always entered the dates that are included in the collections, as I suspect they will change as more items are digitized. Also, I suspect that some of these links may change over time – so if there is a dead link – please use your favorite search engine to find their new location. 

(Updated October 2023; recently added links are in BOLD)

Free Sites:

​Provincewide Collections:

Saskatchewan Historic Newspapers Online (SHNO)
(Newspapers below are presented by city/town with the number of issues in parentheses)

Canadiana Online

Peel’s Prairie Provinces: Newspapers 1882-1969

Google News Archive

Saskatchewan Newspaper Index 1884 – 2000 (Index only)

  • Index to the Regina Leader 1883 – 1903 & 1904 – 1920
  • Index to the Saskatoon Phoenix 1902 – 1908
  • Index to the Morning Leader, Regina January 1921 – April 1930
  • Index to the Leader-Post (evening edition) April 1930 – December 1934
  • Index to the Regina Leader-Post January 1, 1935 – December 31, 1943
  • Saskatchewan Newspaper Index, 1935 – 1981
  •  – Regina Leader Post
  •  – Moose Jaw Times Herald
  •  – Prince Albert Daily Herald
  •  – Saskatoon Star Phoenix
  •  – Western Producer
  • Saskatoon Newspaper Index, 1980 – 1997
  •  – Star Phoenix 
  •  – The Saskatoon Sun
  •  – The Saskatoon Mirror
  •  – The Saskatoon Shopper
  • The Western Producer, 1991 – 1994
  • Regina Leader Post, 1992 – 1995

Saskatoon Newspaper Index (access to publication restricted to the library)

  • Saskatoon Star-Phoenix (1987 to 1998; July 2000 to September 2002)
  • Saskatoon Sun (1990 to 1998; July 2000 to September 2002)
  • Saskatoon Commentator (1969 to 1983)
  • Saskatoon Business News (1992 to 1993)
  • Saskatoon Business to Business (1993)
  • Saskatoon Free Press (1996)
  • Saskatoon Friday Edition (1992 to 1993)
  • Saskatoon Mirror (1987 to 1991)
  • Saskatoon News Shopper (1991)

Student Collections:

University of Regina – Regina

University of Saskatchewan – Saskatoon

For Obituary Indexes, transcriptions, and other death/obituary information from historic newspapers, please check out the Obituaries page.

Other Free Sites:




Subscription or Pay Sites:

There are currently 2 publications available on this site. See all the titles at Ancestry – Saskatchewan Newspapers

Newspaper Archive:

There are currently 98 publications available on this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archive – Saskatchewan

There are currently 12 publications available on this site. See all the titles at – Saskatchewan 

Paper of Record:

There are currently 4 publications available on this site. See the titles at Paper of Record – Saskatchewan

And Finally:

Please note – even more may be available via a local or provincial library where a library card is required. And of course, there is always microfilm for those that have not been made available online as yet.

For more links for different states, provinces, and countries – please see the Newspaper Links page on this website.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

For all Free Saskatchewan Links, click on the category of interest:

BMD Records

One reply on “Saskatchewan Online Historical Newspapers Summary”

Great article, been reading all the blog of this site. I agree the Saskatchewan is rich in history conquered by French and other race.

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