- The Nor'Wester, Manitoba’s first newspaper, was published from December 28, 1859 until September 28, 1869. The prospectus, published August 22, 1859, promised the newspaper would promote local interests and report all events impartially. Its publication frequency varied; it was published weekly or biweekly. It was suppressed by Louis Riel’s supporters and was merged with the Red River Pioneer to become The New Nation.
"William Buckingham and William Coldwell, two young newspaper men on their way to the Settlement to start our first newspaper, the NorWester... brought a printing press, type, paper and ink, experience as reporters and printers, a stock of books for sale, high hopes, and definite convictions about what the future of the Settlement should be." -- Aileen Garland, The Nor'Wester and the Men Who Established It MHS Transactions Series 3, 1959-60 season