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Estevan Mercury

Distribution Day: Wednesday

Circulation: 6,500 between Estevan and rural communities; free distribution

Deadline: Monday at 10:00am

About Us:

The Estevan Mercury has been the leading choice of news in the Estevan area for well over 100 years. 
E.A. Bailey was the first owner/publisher of The Mercury in 1903. In 1905 The Mercury was sold to Donald Dunbar.  By the mid 1930s, Dunbar sold The Mercury to his son, Donald Jr., who continued to operate it until 1944. He then moved to Copper Cliff, Ont., which prompted the sale to Andrew King and sons Stirling and William of Rouleau. They published the newspaper for 14 years, through a huge boom period of growth fueled by the oil industry. Their show poster and commercial printing business was as large and significant as the actual newspaper.  As their family dispersed to take on new challenges, the Kings were ready to sell the paper in 1958.   The paper would change hands several times over the next couple of decades until it was purchased by Peter Ng.  In 2004 Ng sold The Mercury to Glacier Media.  The Mercury is still on the forefront of news gathering in the community, whether it be good news, bad news, sports, arts and entertainment and so much more. We don't shy away from reporting all the happenings of our city as we find them, and see them.


68 Souris Avenue North, Estevan, SK, S4A 2A6

Phone: 1-306-634-2654


Monday to Wednesday,  8 am to 4 pm (closed from noon – 1pm)
Thursday: 8 am to noon
Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday and statutory holidays.

Our Team:

David Willberg, Editor,

Anastasiia Bykhovskaia, Reporter,

Ana Villarreal, Production Manager,

Vaila Lindenbach, Administration,

Daralee Kittelson, Sales,

The Estevan Mercury is a member of the National Newsmedia Council, which is an independent organization established to deal with acceptable journalistic practices and ethical behaviour.

If you have concerns about editorial content, please email or call the newsroom at 306-634-2654.

If you are not satisfied with the response and wish to file a formal complaint, visit the web site at or call toll-free 1-844-877-1163 for additional information.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada. Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.