When breaking news strikes, you can count on the award-winning team of journalists at The News. (The Abbotsford News files)

When breaking news strikes, you can count on the award-winning team of journalists at The News. (The Abbotsford News files)

New digital subscription program at The Abbotsford News offers readers exclusive benefits

  • Nov. 1, 2021 2:30 p.m.

Truth. Clarity. Community.

It’s what we do.

Since 1922, the Abbotsford News has provided trusted news and informative content for locals to enjoy and stay up to date.

Today, The News lands on 34,000 doorsteps every week and is viewed on 440,000 computer or mobile screens throughout the Lower Mainland every month, bringing the most need-to-know local news to community members.

Whether it’s breaking news, community information, entertainment, opinion or local sports, we pride ourselves in bringing the most relevant news to our readers.

Sparking dinnertime conversations.

Sparking action.

Sparking change and celebration.

The core of local journalism goes beyond simply chronicling all that Abbotsford has been and all that it will become – it’s asking the tough questions along the way. We’re proud that we hold community leaders accountable to the people we serve.

The News team has been here when it matters most, especially when the news gets tough, filtering through the noise to bring you the raw and the real.

And now, The News is entering into a new chapter. By launching an added-value subscription program that provides exclusive content and premium benefits to readers, the community has the opportunity to directly support local journalists who live and work here, in the city they serve.

“Engaged local journalism is an essential democratic force and one of the key building blocks to developing an inclusive community that works for everyone,” Randy Blair, Black Press Media’s Chief Operating Officer, said.

“The value added subscription program is a way for individuals to assist their local community news media in their efforts to give voice to those individuals and organizations who are working to build a better tomorrow for all.”

Digital subscriptions offer the flexibility for each customer to hand-select a plan that fits their readership needs. Added benefits include exclusive newsletters delivered right to your inbox, community forums to connect with the news team, unlimited access to our provincial news website Today in BC, as well as puzzles, crosswords and premium contests.

In addition to local content, you will also be able to enjoy reading breaking news from around the province and across Canada, brought to you by one of the largest networks of journalists in North America.

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Most importantly, by subscribing, readers engage with and directly support the entire News team.

“Next year the Abbotsford News turns 100 years old, and today we remain as committed to local journalism as we did in 1922 and all of the years in between,” Group Publisher Carly Ferguson said.

“We are proud to deliver more news and community information, more frequently and more quickly than ever before, utilizing all of our platforms to reach the community we serve.

“As we launch our new digital subscription program we say thank you to our readers and to the Abbotsford community. Without your support of local journalism, the past 100 years would not have been possible. We look forward to the next 100 years with you and your families.”

Our digital subscription program launches on Nov. 1.