When breaking news strikes, you can count on us. (The Progress photos)

When breaking news strikes, you can count on us. (The Progress photos)

New digital subscription program at The Progress offers readers exclusive benefits

Truth. Clarity. Community.

It’s what we do.

Since 1891, The Chilliwack Progress has provided trusted news and informative content for locals to enjoy and stay up to date.

Today, The Progress lands on 30,000 doorsteps every week and is viewed on 250,000 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 Chilliwack 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 Progress 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 Progress 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.

Paul Henderson, editor of The Progress.

Paul Henderson, editor of The Progress.

“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.

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

Progress reporter Jenna Hauck took this Coote Street photo in 2004. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Progress reporter Jenna Hauck took this Coote Street photo in 2004. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

“We are so very proud to fulfill our commitments to community by supporting local grass-roots organizations, charities and non-profits with their projects, dreams and causes,” Publisher Tara Hiebert said.

“As we enter into this bold new phase, we want to thank you personally for all of your steadfast support of local journalism.

“We are convinced today more than ever that without you – our faithful readers in both the print and digital realms – this would not be possible.”

Our digital subscription program launches on Oct. 18.