Because community matters

Great Lakes Advocate senior journalist Jeanene Duncan and editor Toni Bell.

Great Lakes Advocate senior journalist Jeanene Duncan and editor Toni Bell.

The Great Lakes Advocate is proud to be part of the Great Lakes.

We are proud to provide the quality local journalism you trust and the essential community information that keeps you connected. We are proud to share your stories.

In print and online, we have celebrated our region’s successes. We have mourned our losses and tragedies. We have championed the causes that matter - the big and the small.

For more than 60 years the Great Lakes Advocate has played an important role in bringing the Great Lakes together, and giving our community a voice. And we want to remain a vibrant part of our shared future.

That is why we are introducing a local news subscription for

Like newspapers all over the world, we have adapted to the changing way people want to consume news and information.

As our audience increasingly reads our local journalism on their smartphones, we need to make sure we can continue to deliver the coverage our community expects and deserves.

Your subscription gives you full access to all the local news, sport and opinion published by the Great Lakes Advocate, as well as your favourite community information and the latest national news and sport, plus lifestyle, health and travel advice.

Subscribers will also get access to a digital replica of each edition of the Great Lakes Advocate so they can read every page of the printed newspaper on their tablet or desktop. And there’s also the option to get regular news updates, including breaking-news alerts, by email.

All for only $2 a week.

Some content at www.greatlakesadvocate, will remain open to all website visitors, including classified advertisements, such as birth and funeral notices, and our recommended articles featuring local businesses.

Visitors can also sign up to have a free newsletter emailed regularly to their inbox, making it easier to browse the latest headlines and see what’s making news in the Great Lakes region.

By subscribing for full online access, you will be supporting the Great Lakes Advocate to continue its mission to deliver the local journalism that keeps our community informed, entertained and connected.

You can sign up to pay monthly and get the first 30 days free. Or you can pay for an annual subscription, get 20 per cent off plus the first month free.

Visit www.greatlakesadvocate  from October 23 for more details.

On behalf of advertising sales manager Kelly Payne and our dedicated sales team and journalists, thank you, our loyal audience and advertisers, for your continuing support for the Great Lakes Advocate - both online and in print.

Toni Bell

Editor, Great Lakes Advocate