Pamplemousse.ca, which covered the Montreal neighbourhoods of Mercier East, La Petite-Patrie and Plateau Mont-Royal, has shut down after almost five years and 5,000 articles. Founder and editor Stéphane Desjardins says he had hopes to save the indie, online publication by moving to a cooperative model, but cash flow failed before that could materialize.
Barry Wilson, former executive producer at CTV Montreal, has launched a YouTube version of his Postscript political opinion segments, that aired on the station before Wilson’s position was eliminated in November. Wilson has also launched a website.
Gregg Zaun has re-emerged in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations and his dismissal from Sportsnet, with a new YouTube channel. Manalyst TV makes its debut on Mar. 1, promising an unfiltered Zaun “untethered by the constraints of network cable television.”