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Transcontinental Launches Quebec Weeklies


June 29, 2010
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Transcontinental Media has launched three new weekly newspapers in Quebec: Point de vue Sainte-Agathe and Point de vue Mont-Tremblant, in the Laurentians; and Abitibi Express in Val-d’Or and Amos in Abitibi.

The newspapers will serve each of these regions with input from “citizen contributors” and with new digital services to benefit local business.

“Transcontinental is thrilled to deliver even more local content to communities and businesses in
Quebec with both the print and online editions of Point de vue Sainte-Agathe, Point de vue Mont-Tremblant and Abitibi Express,” said Serge Lemieux, Transcontinental Media’s Vice
President, Newspaper Division, Québec and Ontario.

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Point de vue Sainte-Agathe and Point de vue Mont-Tremblant are edited by Martin Leonard, and Abitibi Express is managed by Michel Chalifour. In addition to staff writers, Transcontinental says the newspapers will invite its readers to contribute via social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

In Québec, Transcontinental Media currently publishes 63
community papers with a total weekly circulation of more than 2.5 million free copies delivered to households through its Publisac distribution network.