The Netherlands built F28 is a regional jet that was operated by several airlines in Canada from 1986 to 2004. I have not been able to confirm which airline was the first introduce this fleet but it was probably Time Air which operated a fleet of 10 of the aircraft domestically and on transborder routes.
C.A.I.L acquired Time Air in the early nineties and rebranded it as Canadian Regional Airlines. Canadian Regional continued to add to the fleet and at one time was the largest F28 operator in the world.
My attempts to track them down has been quite challenging. RZJets.net list 34 aircraft that at one time were registered to Canadian Regional. I count 15 of which that had been sold to Quest Aviation Holdings of Saskatoon shortly after the merger with Air Canada.
Can any of our readers confirm that these aircraft are still parked in Saskatoon?