Last updated: July 12, 2022

Usual summmer break: No issues July 19, July 26 and August 2

Next update: August 9, 2022 & then weekly until Christmas

The Westmount Independent is an independent, Westmount-owned, weekly newspaper distributed free in Westmount, Quebec, Canada. Westmount is an independent municipality on the island of Montreal, just west of downtown, and a part of the Montreal agglomeration.

The Westmount Independent's  circulation is 13,800+ copies by Canada Post and at drops around town.
Our experienced team of local reporters, columnists, photographers and designers includes Laureen Sweeney, Heather Black, Veronica Redgrave, Ted Sancton, Andy Dodge, Martin C. Barry and Ralph Thompson .

Recent editions:


In the city council’s column “Mayor, council respond to last week’s letters-of-demand coverage” (July 12, p. 7), the sentence above the “Addressing situation” subhead should have read:

“In the two cases cited in the coverage, we do not believe the letters of demand should have been issued.”

 July 12: Devon Park redevelopment contract awarded - Residents, council respond to Independent’s editorials - Fall registration starts August 2 for Sports and Rec

July 5: DG threatens to sue letter writers, rescinds threat - Girl’s leg trapped by pedal in freak bike path mishap

All our past issues are online! Looking for older editions? Check out our archives.

Content & stories

David Price, Editor, 514.935.4537, email: please type "editor", then the "at" sign, then this website's name without the "www"

Laureen Sweeney, Chief Reporter


Advertising sales

Arleen Candiotti, Advertising Consultant - 514.223.3567 - email: please type "advertising", then the "at" sign, then this website's name without the "www"

Beth Hudson, Accounting, - 514.223.6138 - email: please type "office", then the "at" sign, then this website's name without the "www"

Classified ads:

Westmount links:

City of Westmount

Westmount Public Library

Atwater Library

Westmount Historical Association

Centre Greene



The Westmount Independent is distributed by Canada Post in Westmount and at drop-offs around Westmount. 

Most reliable pick-up: 310 Victoria Bldg. lobby (Victoria Ave. and de Maisonneuve Blvd.)

2nd most reliable pick-up: Metro grocery store (Victoria Ave. & Sherbrooke St.)

Also: Victoria Hall, Westmount city hall, Westmount Public Library, Westmount Square tabagie, Atwater Library and at many coffee shops, salons and waiting rooms. 


Letters of Support

13,800+ physical copies DW, plus low-resolution email and web versions ● Distribution: Tuesday to Friday (longer when interrupted by postal holidays)

Letters for publication: We welcome your letters but reserve the right to choose and edit them. Please limit them to 300 words and submit before Friday 10 am to be considered for publication the following week. Please check your letter carefully as we may be unable to make subsequently submitted changes. Letter writers should not expect to be published in every issue, or in back-to-back issues, or repeatedly in the same season or on the same topic. Please include your name and street for publication (or borough or municipality if you do not live in Westmount), but not your address (unless you want it published).

Press time: Monday at 10:30 am (except before long weekends, Friday at 10:30 am)
The Westmount Independent is owned by Sherbrooke-Valois Inc. 310 Victoria Ave.,  #105, Westmount, QC, H3Z 2M9

Sherbrooke-Valois Inc. used to publish the Free Press, calendars and Vivva Montreal, and hosts the website of Price-Patterson Ltd.