Death knell sounds for two English-language newspapers in Quebec

Death knell sounds for two English-language newspapers in Quebec

Transcontinental closing its last two English-language newspapers in Quebec.

MONTREAL — Transcontinental is closing its last two stand-alone English-language newspapers in Quebec.

The weekly West Island Chronicle and the Westmount Examiner will cease publication Wednesday, with the loss of three jobs.

The Chronicle dates to 1924 while the Examiner started in 1935.

The media company (TSX:TCL.A) said the papers were no longer financially viable.

The company’s last remaining English-language newspaper in the province — the Huntingdon Gleaner — is inserted inside the French-language weekly paper Le Journal Saint-Francois.

Meanwhile, the company says that next month it will launch Ambiance, a second monthly, bilingual publication to join Rendez-Vous in the Montreal area. Neither publication will be distributed in the West Island of Montreal.

Transcontinental also publishes papers in Saskatchewan and the Atlantic provinces.

The Canadian Press

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