Founded: May 21, 2007
Last updated:
July 9, 2024
Current status: on our usual summer break
Next update: August 13, 2024

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 13,500+ copies by Canada Post and at drops around town.
Our experienced team of local reporters, columnists, photographers and designers includes Laureen Sweeney, Jennifer Ball, Veronica Redgrave, Ted Sancton, Andy Dodge, Martin C. Barry and Ralph Thompson.

Recent editions:

July 9: City to limit number of entrances at Summit Woods soon - Contactivity makes final move arrangements from church

July 2: Chang wins all-ages abacus nationals! - Greene, Victoria merchants unveil weekend concert series for July

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

2024 schedule (all dates are inclusive)

Publishing dates (advertisement preparation is always the week before):
January 16 to July 9: issue
July 16 to August 6: no issues – regular summer break

August 13 to December 10: issues

Early (Friday) deadlines:
March 29 (for April 2 issue), May 17 (for May 21 issue), August 30 (for September 3 issue), October 11 (for October 15 issue), November 8 (for November 12 issue)

Spotlight on Real Estate issues:
March 19, May 14, September 17 & October 22

School issue:
September 10

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: 514.664.6138

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

13,500+ 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 and Vivva Montreal, and hosts the website of Price-Patterson Ltd.