The Free Press is an independent, locally owned, twice-monthly newspaper distributed free in the NDG, Hampstead and Côte St. Luc areas of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Notre Dame de Grâce (NDG) is a part of the city of Montreal's Côte des Neiges-NDG borough and is located west of downtown and between Montreal West (to the west), Westmount (to the east), and Côte St. Luc and Hampstead (to the north). Côte St. Luc and Hampstead are independent municipalities.
Our team of local writers, designers, editors and salespeople is diverse and experienced. It includes Isaac Olson, Leonard Rauch, Martin C. Barry, Roger Haughey, Nancy Snipper, Ted Sancton and David Price.
Free copies of the paper are available direct to many addresses in NDG, Hampstead and Côte St. Luc, at drop sites around town during publication week and by email on publication day. To subscribe and receive a PDF of the newspaper by email, please email Beth at: office “at” westmountindependent.com.Most reliable pick-up: 310 Victoria Bldg. lobby (Victoria Ave. and de Maisonneuve Blvd. in Westmount)
CanPost? We can’t risk it
The two sides of the Canada Post labour
dispute came to an
informal truce over the July 9-10 weekend, but it is not solid enough
– in my
unprivileged understanding of it – to risk putting our newspapers
postal system this week.
Please remember our papers are printed on Monday and go through a four-day, Tuesday-to-Friday delivery cycle.
We must make final decisions on Monday at noon and we don’t like risking having all to one third of our copies caught in Canada Post buildings in the event of a lockout or strike on one or more of those days.
As previewed last issue, the usual number of copies of this issue was distributed to many, many more drop sites in our three neighbourhoods, plus Montreal West.
Existing drop sites (including apartment buildings in Côte St. Luc), the emailed newspaper list and the website were also be maintained, but with more newspapers in some cases.
Please call me if you have any suggestions for sites. As usual, we will take a break in July. This is our last issue. Our first issue back is August 16. Thank you for your help and patience at this time. We wish management and labour at Canada Post the best of luck in their negotiations.
David Price, Editor 514.935.4537 firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (514) 488-5382
The Free Press is owned & published by Sherbrooke-Valois Inc.
310 Victoria, #105, Westmount, QC, H3Z 2M9
Sherbrooke-Valois Inc. also publishes the Westmount Independent.