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 14,500+ copies by Canada Post and at drops around town. Our team of local writers, designers and editors is diverse and experienced. It includes Laureen Sweeney, Heather Black, Veronica Redgrave, Ted Sancton, Andy Dodge, Martin C. Barry and Ralph Thompson .


Please note the Independent’s 2020 summer schedule

July 21, 28 and August 4 – no issues (usual summer break)
August 11 till Christmas – weekly issues

Recent editions:  
July 14:  Arena opens July 13 for adult hockey - Arena opens July 13 for adult hockey - Kahane returns - Social Notes (Belle Grivakis)

July 7: City shortens some swim times to give more users a chance - Mandatory face masks for Westmount? - Social Notes (Barbara Silverberg)

June 30: no edition (Dominion Day observance)

June 23: No plan yet for return to in-person city council meetings -  Pool opens June 22 to ‘very different’ season

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 - email: please type "advertising", then the "at" sign, then this website's name without the "www"

Beth Hudson, Accounting, - not working due to COVID shutdowns - please contact David Price (see above)

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

14,500+ physical copies DW, plus low-resolution email and web versions ● Distribution: Tuesday to Friday (longer when interrupted by postal holidays)

(13,500+ due to COVID shutdowns at many of our drop locations (e.g. city buildings))

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.