Hour Community

Hour was an English-language urban news weekly paper published in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, by Communications Voir. Its president-publisher was Pierre Paquet, the editor-in-chief was Kevin Laforest. The first issue was published on February 4, 1993.[2] It catered to Montreal's anglophone community and was published every Thursday. The news features "expose readers to new ideas and alternative policies". News coverage centered on film, arts, and nightlife. In 2011, the magazine was renamed Hour Community.

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The February 1, 2007 front page of Hour
TypeAlternative weekly
Owner(s)Communications Voir
PublisherPierre Paquet
Editor-in-chiefKevin Laforest
Founded1993; 29 years ago (1993)
Political alignmentSocial Democracy, Canadian Federalism
Ceased publication2012; 10 years ago (2012)
HeadquartersMontreal, Quebec Canada

On May 2, 2012, editor Kevin Laforest announced that Hour Community would cease operations, following its last issue on May 3.[3]

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  1. ^ "Hour Magazine". Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Retrieved 2007-02-06.
  2. ^ Nerenberg, Albert (January 8, 1993). "Launch of Hour to be first salvo in war of cultural weeklies". The Gazette.
  3. ^ "Hour Community is being shut down". The Gazette (Montreal). May 3, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2012.

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