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- Moosejaw News
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C.F. Ewer came to the new town of Moose Jaw in the spring of 1883 with the intent of starting a newspaper. The North-West Land Company provided a free corner lot as an incentive to the first paper established. The printing press arrived two days before the first edition was scheduled to run. The first edition of the Moosejaw News was published May 4, 1883.
Dr. J.E. Wells LL.D. had arrived in Moose Jaw from Toronto? shortly after Ewer, also with the intent of starting a newspaper. Ewer did not seem to have enough capital to continue while his new paper established itself. Rather than attempting to compete with limited resources, Ewer sold the paper and press.
The next edition of the paper had an editorial stating that Wells, “late of Rapid City”, was taking over the paper along with a Mr. Powell who were listed as editors and proprietors.
In October 1884, H.N. Morphy took over the paper but by February 1885, the Moosejaw News was bankrupt.
There was no local newspaper until the Moose Jaw Times began publishing in April 1889.
Another newspaper was published under the banner The Moose Jaw News ca. 1922-1923, possibly through Quality Press, located at High St. East. It does not seem to have any relationship to the original Moosejaw News.
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