Former QCNA president Ross Greer dies at 85

Longtime community newspaperman Ross Greer died last month at age 85. Greer founded the North Shore News in Pierrefonds, Quebec, in the early 1960s and served as the paper’s owner and publisher until he sold it to Southam in 1980. He served as president of the Quebec Weekly Newspapers Association (now QCNA) for three consecutive terms from 1974 to 1977, and was also appointed as a director at the Canadian Community Newspapers Association.

Following his retirement, Greer returned to the newspaper business to serve as interim publisher at The Glengarry News for four months in 1987 and again from November 1999 to August 2000.

Source: The Glengarry News