Subscribers can receive an all-access pass to premium online content

As of March 19, all Chronicle subscribers will enjoy full access to the newspaper's premium online content at no additional cost.

As of today (March 19), all Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle subscribers will enjoy full access to the newspaper’s premium online content at no additional cost.

This is an important step as part of a growing industry trend to reward our loyal subscribers with free unlimited access to all the local coverage you expect from your community newspaper, and that means all website content — including our eEditions (a digital replica of the print paper).

Subscribers can go to our website to sign up for digital access using their subscriber number.

New clients can subscribe for $32 a year to an all-access package, which includes the print edition and premium online content.

Readers who want to forgo the print edition or who live outside the Chronicle‘s delivery area will still be able to access digital-only premium content on an annual basis.

In introducing charges for digital subscriptions for those who do not subscribe to our print edition, we join a growing number of newspaper companies across the country that have taken this step. As with other papers that have begun charging for premium content online, we view this as an investment in the future so we can continue to offer local news, information and opinion to our readers.

Again, all subscribers to the Chronicle print edition will have access at no additional charge to all content on our website.

You will be able to look at all stories, photos and videos, post comments on stories and read what others are saying. You will also be able to access our new e-Edition — an exact replication of the printed newspaper.

Subscribers will enjoy privileges that include the ability to forward stories via e-mail or social media accounts, participate in online discussions and access all content.

Some of the site will still be free, including breaking news, all facets of provincial coverage and our community calendar. Subscriptions are required to access our in-depth local news, sports, opinions and features.

Thank you for choosing the Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle as your trusted source of in-depth local news and information.

We are proud to bring you up-to-date coverage of news, sports and entertainment, and we have invested in our newsroom to be able to deliver the news in different ways.

Those investments ensure we can provide the information you need to be informed and to make decisions every day, and to deliver it in ways you want it — when you want it. Whether you are looking for the latest developments from City Hall, the score of a high school basketball game, ideas for what to do this weekend, or places to shop, we know thousands of you rely on us each week.

We value every one of our readers and appreciate the trust you have placed in us. We look forward to serving you.

If you have questions, please look at our guide to Frequently Asked Questions on our website or contact the Black Press Help Desk at 1-888-811-5627.