The NEWS changes with the times

As our online followers will attest to, there have been a lot of changes to the Parksville Qualicum Beach News online.

Our recently upgraded website is constantly being updated throughout the day, not only with local news, but with regional, provincial, national and international items of interest.

As news items hit our website, they also get pushed through our social media platforms on Facebook and Twitter.

The vast majority of our readership appreciates the new, broader focus of this community newspaper, which is now covering more than the news within the boundaries of the community it serves.

Being a more well-rounded news source is a major reason for the upgrade not only to our website, but to our sister newspapers.

Black Press boasts the largest composite newsroom in the entire province, with nearly 200 reporters covering every region in “Beautiful British Columbia.”

It’s time we took advantage of that.

By offering not only the local news, but news from around Vancouver Island, the province and across the country, we are endeavouring to make it easy for our readers to get all their information from one online source.

Our digital presence reaches far beyond the 16,750 homes and businesses serviced by our print edition. That is the beauty of the World Wide Web.

For those who would rather follow us for local news only, our print publication is the “hyper-local” version of the information we gather – and you can read that online as well. We post every one of our print editions electronically. They can be accessed through our website. Just look for the e-edition prompt at the top of the page.

We appreciate that there are many residents of Parksville Qualicum Beach, Lighthouse Country, Arrowsmith, Coombs and Nanoose Bay with roots in other places, and so would naturally want to follow news from their former communities. Our readership statistics show that most are doing just that, by turning to us for more than just local news.

Thank you for all your feedback, and most importantly, thanks for reading.

— Parksville Qualicum Beach News

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