Westmount Examiner

The Westmount Examiner was a weekly English language newspaper serving Westmount, Quebec, Canada. It had a circulation of 11,000, with a policy of covering news only from within Westmount. It had been in print for over 80 years, and accompanied by an online presence beginning December 14, 2009. The paper's final issue came out on October 21, 2015.

Westmount Examiner
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)Transcontinental Inc.[1]
PublisherDenis Therrien[2]
Editor-in-chiefWayne Larsen
News editorNancy Macdonald
Ceased publicationOctober 21, 2015
Headquarters345 Victoria Avenue, Suite 508
Westmount, Quebec
Circulation11,000 copies weekly
Sister newspapersThe Monitor, The Verdun Guardian, The West Island Chronicle
WebsiteArchive (Sep. 2015)


Established in 1935, the Westmount Examiner initially consisted of only a few pages of local news and advertising. In 1952, its new owner, John Sancton, moved the paper to Westmount. In the late 1980s, the Sancton family sold the newspaper to Publications Dumont. It was part of the Montreal-based Transcontinental Inc.[3]

On October 14, 2015, Transcontinental announced it would be permanently shutting down both the Westmount Examiner and its sister paper, the West Island Chronicle (including their digital online presence). The cited reason being the erosion of advertising revenue. The final issue of the Westmount Examiner was printed on October 21, 2015, with a final farewell message on the paper's website.

See also

Montreal newspapers


  1. "Westmount Examiner - newspaper in Westmount, Quebec Canada with local news and community events". Mondo Times. Retrieved February 18, 2010.
  2. "Quebec Community Newspapers Association" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 27, 2011. Retrieved February 18, 2010.
  3. "The Westmount Examiner - Transcontinental". Transcontinental Media. Archived from the original on May 15, 2010. Retrieved February 18, 2010.

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