West Island Chronicle and Westmount Examiner to close

TC Media announced plans to cease publication of two community papers in Quebec: the West Island Chronicle and the Westmount Examiner. Both English-language weekly papers will publish their final editions on October 21.

“After comprehensive analysis of the market, we came to the conclusion the two papers were no longer financially viable,” said TC Transcontinental vice-president of communications Jennifer McCaughey. “Local weeklies have experienced a steady erosion of advertising revenue. Our analysis showed that the markets (for the two weeklies) were being well served by other news sources.”

Source: TC Media